Ecuador Naval Aviation
Aeroflight Home Page
 World Air Forces
Back to Ecuador Index Page

Naval Aviation


Current Title: Aviación Naval Equatoriana
Title in English: Ecuadorian Naval Aviation
Abbreviation: ANE


Narrative Summary:
The Aviación Naval Equatoriana was formed in 1967 with fixed wing aircraft and received some helicopters in 1973. All units of the ANE are based in Guayaquil. However, because of the many missions in support of the other naval units and the coast guard, the aircraft and helicopters are often deployed to various locations and frigates. Today the ANE is organised in two operational squadrons and one training school.


Key Dates:
1967    The Aviación Naval Equatoriana was formed.

Current Status:
Units of the Naval Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.


National Insignia:
Current --- Historical



Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
No information available.


Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designation System(s):

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order


Main Headquarters:
Comando de Operaciones Navales, Quito

Current Organisational Structure:
The Naval Aviation is organised in two operational squadrons and one training school.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle



Historical Orders of Battle:

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1978)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1995)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 2001)


All-Time Flying Units List:

1.Escuadrilla de Enlace

2.Escuadrilla de Transporte

3.Escuadrilla de Helicópteros

4.Escuadrilla de Transporte

Escuadrilla de Entrenamiento

Escuadrón Aeronaval 100 (Exploración y Escuela)

Escuadrón Aeronaval 200 (Helicópteros Embarcados y Transporte)

Escuadrón Aeronaval 300 (mantenimiento mayor)

Escuela de Aviación Naval

Estación Aeronaval de Guayaquil

Estación Aeronaval de Manta


Back to Top
Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The Ecuadorian Naval Aviation currently operates two mayor airbases and one secondary airfield.

Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information





World Air Power Journal No.30 p. 140-142

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)


The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

^ Top of Page  << Last Page   Index Page   Next Page >>  Site Search 
First Created: 25 March 2005 - Last Revised:  25 August 2009
Copyright © 2005 Erich Klaus.    e-mail: