El Salvador   Air Force of El Salvador • Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña (FAS)
Republic of El Salvador (República de El Salvador)

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Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES): Salvadoran Army (ES), Salvadoran Navy (FNES), Salvadoran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena, FAS)

AIR FORCE OF EL SALVADOR • Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña (FAS)

Salvadoran Air Force 1,100 personnel. (including air defense and ~200 conscripts)
Flying hours 90 hrs/year on A-37 Dragonfly FGA ac.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

35 combat capable. Total 62 Aircraft.

Multi-role Fighter
1 sqn with 6 Multi-role ac:
6 Dassault Super Mystere B.2 (store or retired)

Fighter Ground Attack
2 sqn with 18 FGA ac:
13 Cessna A-37B Dragón;
4 Cessna OA-37B Dragonfly*;
1 Fouga CM-170 Magister;

Light Ground Attack & Reconnaissance
10 Lt Atk/Recce ac:
2 Cessna 337 (O-2B) Martillo*;
8 Cessna 337 (O-2A) Martillo*;

2 Recce ac:
1 Douglas C-47R Skytrain;
1 Douglas AC-47 Spooky;

2 Utl ac:
2 Cessna 210 Centurion

1 sqn with 10 Tpt ac:
1 Fairchild SA-226T Swearingen Merlin IIIB (VIP);
1 Douglas DC-6A (C-118) Liftmaster;
1 Basler Turbo BT-67 Fantasma;
2 Douglas C-47D Skytrain;
1 Cessna 337G Skymaster;
3 IAI-202 Arava;

1 sqn with 13 Trg hel:
3 ENAER T-35B Azul (Pillán);
2 ENAER T-35A Azul (Pillán);
1 Rockwell 114B Commander;
4 Socata Rallye 235GT/M Aguila;
2 Morane Saulnier MS.893 Rallye Aguila
1 Cessna T-41D Mescalero;

5 Armed capable. Total 53 Helicopters

Hel armed
sqn with 5 arm hel:
5 Bell UH-1M Iroquois*;

Utility 1 sqn with 43 Utl Hel:
4 Bell 412EP Guardían (Twin Huey);
19 Bell UH-1H Guardían;
4 Bell UH-1H Iroquois (SAR);
7 Bell UH-1M Cazador;
1 Bel 206 Ranger (VIP);
1 Bell 407 (VIP tpt, gov owned)
5 Hughes MD-500E Guardiancillo;
2 Hughes MD-500D Guardiancillo;

Rotary Flying Training sqn with 5 Trg hel:
5 Hughes 269C (TH-55A Osage) /TH-300C Halcon;

* Training role

  AAM Shafrir

  Main Heaquarters: Base Aérea Ilopango, Ilopango IAP at San Salvador

Salvadoran Air Force Airfields and Air Bases Organization:
  (Current Order of Battle):

BA Comalapa International Airport and Air Base in San Luís Talpa
  Second Air Brigade (Segunda Brigada Aérea):         
  Fighter Ground Attack Squadron (Escuadrón Caza y Bombardeo): A-37B, O-2A/B, Magister,
  Fighter Ground Attack Squadron (Escuadrilla Cuscatlán): A-37B
  Attack and Interception Squadron (Escuadrón de Ataque e Intercepción): Super Mystere

BA Ilopango International Airport and Air Base in San Salvador
  First Air Brigade (Primera Brigada Aérea):         
  Transpot Squadron (Escuadrón de Transporte): BT-67/C-47, DC-6A, Merlin, IAI-202, Ce-337G
  Helicopter Squadron (Escuadrón de Helicópteros): UH-1H/M, Bell 412EP/206/407, MD-500D/E
  Military Aviation School (Escuela de Aviación Militar): T-35A, T-41D, Rallye 235/893, TH-55A/300C

Note: El Salvador has 4 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 2), 61 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 13 under 914 m: 47), and one heliport

Official website:

El Salvador AF

   El Salvador AF News:

More Salvadoran MD500E Guardiancillos arrive for MINUSMA mission

• More Salvadoran MD500E Guardiancillos arrive for MINUSMA mission  (11.01.2019)


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