Air Services

Brazil

Brazilian Air Force / Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB)

Initially known as the National Air Forces, when the Army (Aviação Militar) and Navy (Aviação Naval ) air branches were merged into a single force in 1941, the Brazilian Air Force is the air branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces.

COMBAT

Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II

4881 [F-5EM] - Preserved @ Museu Aeroespacial, Rio 2018

AMX International AMX

4201 [YA-1 First prototype] - Preserved @ Museu Aeroespacial, Rio 2018

Embraer EMB 314 / A-29A Super Tucano

5701 - Preserved @ Museu Aeroespacial, Rio 2018

AWACS, Reconnaissance & Maritime Patrol

Embraer R-99B (EMB-145RS)

6750 - RIAT 2013

also Embraer E-99

also

Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (MPA & Recce), Learjet 35 (Recce),

EADS/CASA C-295 (SAR), Lockheed C130E Hercules (SAR), Lockheed P-3AM Orion (SAR)

TRANSPORT

Boeing C-767 (B767-31A(ER))

2900 - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão / Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport

Embraer VC-99B (ERJ135BJ)

2583 - FIDAE 2018, Santiago

Lockheed C130E/H/M Hercules

2476 [C-130H] Arriving at RIAT 2012 in torrential rain

2453 [C-130H] - Preserved @ Museu Aeroespacial, Rio 2018

EADS/CASA C-105A Amazonas (C-295)

2806 - support aircraft for the Esquadrilha da Fumaça @FIDAE 2018

Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia / Embraer ERJ145

Seen on the far side of Rio de Janeiro-Galeão / Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport

also:

Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante, Cessna 208 Caravan

On order

Embraer KC-390

PT-ZNF - first prototype - FIDAE 2018

REFUELERS / TANKERS

Boeing 767 MMTT, Lockheed KC-130H

TRAINERS

AMX-T, Embraer EMB 312 Tucano, Embraer EMB 314 / A-29A Super Tucano, Northrop F-5FM Tiger II

HELICOPTERS

HB-350B Esquilo (AS350), Helibras HB-355 Esquilo Bi (AS355), Helibras H-215M Super Puma (AS332),

Bell UH-1, Bell 205, Bell 206, Mil Mi-35, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

SPECIAL TRANSPORT GROUP (GTE)

the unit of the Brazilian Air Force responsible for transporting the President, Vice-President and other senior government officials

Embraer 190

2590 VC-2 - Seen through the windows of Terminal 1 Rio de Janeiro-Galeão / Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in 2018

also 2101 VC-1A "Santos-Dumont" (modified Airbus A319) - Call sign 'Brazilian Air Force One'

Esquadrilha da Fumaça / SMOKE SQUADRON


Formed in 1952 using the North American T-6 Texan, the Smoke Squadron is the aerial demonstration squadron of the Brazilian Air Force. The team used the T-24 (Fouga CM.170-2 Super Magister) between 1968 and 1972 before reverting back to the T-6 until 1977 when the team disbanded. They reformed in 1983 using the Neiva T-25 Universal and then soon after the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano. They currently fly seven Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucanos.

The original T-6 Texan

Previous Super Magister


Brazilian Naval Aviation / Aviação Naval Brasileira (AvN)

A-4 Skyhawk, C-1A Trader

AS332 Super Puma, AS532 Cougar, Eurocopter EC 725, Helibras HB-350B, Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk, Super Lynx, Bell 206


Brazilian Army Aviation Command / Comando de Aviação do Exército

Formed in 1986 to operate helicopters in support of the Exército Brasileiro / Brazilian Army.

Helibrás HA-1 Esquilo (HB350 L1 / AS550)

EB-1035 - Seen in the distance from the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos 2018

also

AS 532 Cougar, Eurocopter EC 725, Helibras HM-1 Pantera, Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk