Air Services

Mexico

All photographs taken @ FAMEX 2019, Base Aérea Militar No. 1, Santa Lucía, Mexico (unless otherwise stated)

Mexican Air Force / Fuerza Aérea Mexicana (FAM)

Formed during the Mexican Revolution in April 1913, initially as the Army's Auxiliary Aerial Militia Squadron (Escuadrilla Aérea de la Milicia Auxiliar del Ejército) and then the Arma de Aviación Militar (Military Aviation Arm) in 1915, the Mexican Air Force is the aerial component of the Mexican Armed Forces.

COMBAT

Northrop F-5 Tiger II

10 x F-5s are based / stored at Santa Base Aérea Militar No. 1, Santa Lucía, of which only 3 were seen to be operable. The fleet is apparently to be sold off.

4501 & 4506

F-5E

4506

4504

F-5F

4501

4501

Pilatus PC-7

6536

6548

AWACS, Reconnaissance & Maritime Patrol

Embraer EMB145MP

(maritime patrol)

4111

Cessna Ce501 ISR / Citation I

(Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)

3933 (also 3934)

Beechcraft 350i King Air

(with SATCOM & FLIR)

5211

TRANSPORT

Alenia C-27J Spartan

3402

3402

Beechcraft Super King Air B300

King Air 350i

3917

3917

Boeing 737

B737-2B7

3520

3520

B737-8MC

3526

3526

B737-8ZY

3527

3527

3528

3528

CASA C-295

C-295M

3202

3202 & 3203

3201, 3202 & 3203

3203

C-295W

3207 (FIDAE 2018, Santiago)

3207

Cessna Ce501 Citation I

3931

3931

Cessna Ce680 Citation Sovereign

3930 (ex- XA-GME)

3930 (ex- XA-GME)

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130K-30

3617 (ex-RAF XV223)

3617 (ex-RAF XV223)

also:

C-130E/H & L-100 variants

Pilatus PC-6B2/H4

3301 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

3301 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

Aero Commander

690A Turbo Commander

3932 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

3932 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

also:

695A Turbo Commander

Gulfstream G150

3913 (ex TP-06 / XC-LOI)

3913 (ex TP-06 / XC-LOI)

3914 (TP-07 / XC-LOH)

3914 (TP-07 / XC-LOH)

Gulfstream G450

3915 (TP-05 / XC-LOJ)

3915 (TP-05 / XC-LOJ)

Gulfstream G550

3916 (TP-04 / XC-LOK)

3916 (TP-04 / XC-LOK)

TRAINERS

Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II

6609


Aerobatic team of EMAATFA (Military Squadron of Aero-Tactical Application of the Air Force)

2038


6607 & 6612

Grob G 120TP-A

6305

Aermacchi F-260EU

6129 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

6129 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

also:

Pilatus PC-9M


(1 only - 2601)

HELICOPTERS

AgustaWestland AW109SP

1905 / XC-LNR

XC-LNP

1906 / XC-LNV and XC-LNP lifting

XC-LNO

Bell 206

206B-3

1637 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

1637 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

also:

206L-3/4 & 206B/L

Bell 407GX

1957

1957

1956

1956

Bell 412EP

1214

1203

Eurocopter AS332L-1 Super Puma

XC-UHU

XC-UHU

Eurocopter EC225LP Super Puma

XC-LVK

XC-LKV

Eurocopter EC725 / Airbus Helicopters H225M Super Cougar

1011

1011

McDonnell Douglas MD 530 Defender

1136

1146

1133, 1131 & 1147

1147 & 1133

Mil Mi17

1710

1722

1702 & 1710

1719

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

UH-60L

1093

1093

UH-60M

1070

1070

1069

1069

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

1420 (Preserved on base at the Museo Militar de Aviación)

1477 (Preserved on base)

Mexican Naval Aviation / Fuerza AeroNaval (FAN)

The Mexican Naval Aviation / Fuerza AeroNaval (FAN) / 'Naval Air Force', is the naval air arm of the Mexican Navy. The Mexican Navy is divided into two naval fleets; Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Mexican Naval aviation can trace its roots back to 1918, when a float biplane was successfully tested at the Port of Veracruz.

Trainers

Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II

ANX-1312

ANX-1312

also:

Zlin Z-242L, Lancair IV-P Super ES

Transport

Airbus CN-295W

ANX-1255

Learjet LJ31A

ANX-1205

ANX-1205

ANX-1206

ANX-1206

also:

Bombardier Dash DH-8, Turbo 980 Commander, Beechcraft King Air 350ER

Reconnaissance and Intelligence

CASA C-212-400, CASA CN-235MP 300, King Air 350 (MPA)

Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters H225M Super Cougar

ANX-2240 (ex- XC-EMP)

ANX-2240 (ex- XC-EMP)

ANX-2241 (ex- XC-FAM)

ANX-2241 (ex- XC-FAM)

Eurocopter AS565MBe Panther

ANX-2156

ANX-2156

Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk

ANX-2306

ANX-2306

also:

Eurocopter Fennec AS555AF, MD Helicopters MD 500, Mil Mi-17IV/V5, MD Helicopters MD-902 Explorer, Schweizer 333

Federal Police (FP)

Formerly known as the Policía Federal Preventiva until 2009, the Federal Police is the Mexican national police force operating under the authority of the Department for Home Affairs. To enable better co-ordination of the fight against the growing threat of drug cartels, the former Federal Police was formed in 1988 following the merger of four federal organisations: Federal Highway Police, the Fiscal Police, the Investigation and National Security Center, and 1st Military Police Brigade.

Cessna Ce182S

XC-GPF

XC-GPF

Eurocopter EC120B Colibri

PF-304

PF-304

Mil Mi-17-1V

PF-201

PF-201

Sikorsky S70A Black Hawk

PF-106

PF-106