Air Services

France

Inventories as at 2017

ARMEE DE L'AIR / French Air Force

Formed in 1909, initially as a service arm of the French Army known as the Service Aéronautique, the French Air Force is the aviation branch of the French Armed Forces that was made an independent military arm in 1934.

COMBAT

Dassault Mirage 2000C

94 / 115-KB @ TLP 2012-1, Albacete

90 / 115-YS @ TLP 2012-1, Albacete

Dassault Mirage 2000D

640 / 133-IN @ TLP 2012-1, Albacete

655 / 133-LH @ TLP 2012-1, Albacete

627 / 30-JO @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

627 / 30-JO @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

Mirage 2000-5F

66 / 2-EO @ DACT 2016

47 / 2-EP @ DACT 2016

Dassault Rafale C

121 / 113-IZ @ RIAT 2011

142 / 114-GU @ Payerne Airshow 2114

Dassault Rafale B

347 / 113-FN @ Tiger Meet 2015, Konya

347 / 113-FN @ Tiger Meet 2015, Konya

TRANSPORT

Transall C-160R

R96 / 61-ZN @ Kleine Brogel 2014

R91 / 61-ZI @ Koksijde 2011

Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules

L-382 / 61-PD Leaving Waddington Airshow 2013

CASA CN-235-200

156 / 62-IQ @ MAKS 2011

156 / 62-IQ @ MAKS 2011

Socata TBM-700A

117 / XN @ RIAT 2013

147 / XS @ RIAT 2017

also

Airbus A310

Airbus A400M

de Havilland Canada DHC-6

SPECIAL MISSION

Boeing E-3F Sentry (AEW)

Transal C160 (ELINT)

Beechcraft King Air 350 (Recce)

TANKERS

Airbus A330 MRTT

Boeing C/KC-135

Lockheed KC-130J

HELICOPTERS

Aerospatiale / Eurocopter AS555AN Fennec 2

VV / 5458 @ La Ferte Alais 2016

VV / 5458 @ La Ferte Alais 2016

Eurocopter EC.725R2 Caracal

2789 / SJ @ Radom 2013

2789 / SJ @ Radom 2013

also

H125M/AS550 Fennec

H215M/AS332 Super Puma

SA330 Puma

TRAINERS

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet

Alpha Jet E E107 @ Airpower 2011, Zeltweg

Alpha Jet E E107 @ Koksidje 2011

Dassault Mirage 2000B

527 / 115-OR @ DACT 2016

529 / 115-OC @ DACT 2016

Embraer EMB 121AA Xingu

111 / YQ @ Florennes 2012

111 / YQ @ Florennes 2012

Socata TB30 Epsilon

118 / 315 - YI @ Gilze Rijen 2014

in the colours of the Cartouche Display team - Florennes 2012

also

Grob G120

Cirrus SR20

Cirrus SR22

DEMONSTRATION TEAMS

PATROUILLE de FRANCE

1931 to present

8 x Alpha Jet

Base Aerienne 701 Salon-de-Provence

CARTOUCHE DOREE

1982 to present

3 x Socata TB 30 Epsilon

Base: Cognac

Equipe de Voltige /

Air Force Aerobatic Team (EVAA)

1962 to present

Extra 330SC/LC


Aéronautique navale (Aéronavale) /

French Naval Aviation

Formed in 1912, following the merger of carrier squadrons and naval patrol air force, the French Naval Aviation is the naval air arm of the Marine Nationale / French Navy.

COMBAT

Dassault Rafale M

38 @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

19 @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

SPECIAL MISSION

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (AEW)

'2' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

'2' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

'3' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

'3' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

Breguet ATL2 Atlantique NG (MPA)

21 @ Ferte Alais 2016

21 @ Ferte Alais 2016

Falcon 50 (MPA)

5 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

5 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

also

Falcon 20/200 (MPA)

TRANSPORT

Embraer EMB 121AN Xingu

77 / 121077 @ RIAT 2018

67 / 121067 @ Gilze Rijen 2014

Falcon 10 MER

'101' @ Yeovilton Air Show 2015

'185' @ Tiger Meet 2014

HELICOPTERS

Lynx HAS2/4

276 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

276 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

NH90 (NFH)

18 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

18 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

also

AS365/565

H225M

SA316/319/SE3160

TRAINERS

British Aerospace Jetstream


Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT) /

Land Army Light Aviation

The Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre is the aviation branch of the French Army and was formed in 1954 for observation, reconnaissance, assault and supply duties,

Eurocopter TIGRE

HAD 'BJC' - Berlin ILA 2014

HAP 'BHN' @ Cambrai 2011

Aérospatiale SA342M Gazelle

'GBF' @ Gilze Rijen 2014

'GBF' @ Gilze Rijen 2014

'GBY' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

'GAL' @ Tiger Meet 2016, Zaragoza

also

PC-6

TBM 700

AS555

H120 (Helidax)

H215M/AS532

H225M

NH90 (TTH)

SA330


Sécurité Civile

Previously known as the Protection Civile until 1976, the Direction de la Défense de la Sécurité Civile (Department of Civil Defence and Emergency Preparedness) is the civil defence agency of the French Government operating for the French Ministry of the Interior. The Sécurité Civile employs over 2,500 civilian and military personnel across 60+ sites and is split into several branches:

The Sous-Direction des Sapeur-pompiers are the French firefighters.

The Sous-Direction des opérations de Secours et de la coopération civilo-militaire (Rescue operation and civil-military cooperation branch) cover bomb disposal, coast guard, mountain rescue, air ambulance MEDIVAC and aerial firefighting duties.

The Rescue operation and civil-military cooperation branch operate the

Groupement des Moyens Aériens Sécurité Civile (Aerial Group) split as follows:

Groupement des Avions Bombardiers d'Eau (Water Bomber Group)

Grumman TS-2A/Conair Turbo Firecat

F- ZBMA @ Ferte Alais 2016

Canadair CL - 415 - 6B11

F-ZBFS @ Ferte Alais 2016

F-ZBFS @ Ferte Alais 2016

also

Bombardier Dash 8

Groupement des Helicopteres de la Securite Civile (Helicopter Group)

Eurocopter-Kawasaki EC-145 (BK-117C-2)

F-ZBQG @ Ferte Alais 2016

also

Aérospatiale SA316B Alouette III

Eurocopter Écureuil AS-350