Air Services


Colombian National Navy /

Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia

The history of the Naval Aviation can be traced back to 14th August 1935, when its foundation was ordered by decree. Initially the navy operated limited numbers of light aircraft and amphibians with the ala fija (fixed wing squadron). Helicopters were introduced in the early 1980's with the Ala Rotatoria. With all aircraft concentrated on the Atlantic coast, the current Grupo Aéronaval del Atlántico was formed in 1987 at Cartagena's Rafael Nuñoz airport.


CASA CN-235-300

ARC 803

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

ARC 431 departing José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in 2019


ATR 42, CASA C212, Beechcraft King Air 90/350, Piper PA-31


Airbus Helicopters AS365N3

ARC 251

Bell CH-135 Twin Huey

ARC 224 over Bogota in 2019


Airbus Helicopters AS555, Bell 212, Bell 412, Mil Mi-8

All photographs taken during F-AIR Colombia 2019 (11th to 14th July)

José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín

(unless otherwise stated)