|Parent Unit:||Air Operations Element|
The Air Transport Squadron of the PNG Defence Force was formed circa 1985, when sufficent aircraft had been obtained to establish a dedicated unit. In 1988 the arrival of the IAI Arava allowed the squadron to be sub-divided into two flights – ‘A’ Flight operating the Arava and ‘B’ Flight operating the N.22 Nomad.
A serious decline in aircraft serviceability during the 1990s led to the two flights being merged back into the squadron command structure and eventually the squadron itself being merged back into Air Operations Element.
‘A’ Flight [1988-1995]
‘B’ Flight [1988-1995]
|Douglas C-47B||6||1975 – 1988||P2-001, P2-005|
|Piper PA-23 Aztec||1||197? – 198?||P2-010|
|GAF N22B Nomad||6||1977 – 1998||P2-011, P2-015|
|IAI Arava 201||3||1985 – 2008||P2-021, P2-023|
|Bell UH-1H Iroquois||5||1989 – 1998||P2-0401, P2-0405|
|CASA CN235M||2||1991 – 1998||P2-0501, P2-0502|
Air Transport Squadron
|Jacksons International Airport||1985 – 1998|
None currently available.
- World Air Forces Directory 2013/14 (Mach III Publishing)
- wikipedia: Papua New Guinea Defence Force
To be added.