Armed Forces Overviews
Ecuador - Air Force
Ecuador - Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
Like the US Navy the FAE operates the T-34C Turbo-Mentor for basic pilot training at Salinas. Recently, they received this smart two-tone light grey colour scheme.
Photo:
Anno Gravemaker
Base Aérea Eloy Alfaro, Manta (SEMT)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 00°56'46"S 080°40'44"W
Elev: 44 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Transportes No.11

Escuadrón de Transporte 1112 BAe748 (wfu)
C295M
Pegasos


Escuadrón de Transporte Aérea Presidencial (ETAP) Dhruv ALH (wfu)
Ala de Combate No.23

Escuadrón de Combate 2311 A-37B (wfu) Dragones


Escuadrón de Combate 2313 A-29B Halcones
Esc1112 will most likely be renamed.
The traditions of Esc2313 were taken over from Esc2312 after the A-29B superseded the Strikemasters.
The C295M superseded the venerable BAe748s.
Photo: FAE1030
Simon Grigor
Base Aérea Lago Agrio (SENL)
Rwy: 05/23, HEL
Pos: 00°05'33"N 076°52'10"W
Elev: 982 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Combate No.31

Escuadrón de Combate 2313 A-29B Halcones
Escuadrón de Combate 2312 operates over seventeen A-29B from Manta and Lago Agrio in the counter-insurgency role.
Photo: FAE1012
Simon Grigor
Base Aérea Simon Bolivar, Guayaquil (SEGU)
Rwy: 03/21, HEL
Pos: 02°09'29"S 079°53'02"W
Elev: 15 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Combate No.22

Escuadrón de Combate 2211 Ce206
Dhruv ALH (wfu)
PA-34
SA319B
Cobras


Escuadrón de Combate 2212 TH-57A Lobos
The Ecuador air force acquired the Dhruv in 2009. One of them is in a white VIP colours, the others are in this livery.
Photo:
Erwin van Dijkman
Base Aérea Taura, Taura (SETA)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 02°15'39"S 079°40'49"W
Elev: 34 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Combate No.21

Escuadrón de Combate 2112 Mirage F1JA/JE (wfu)
Cheetah B/C
Cobras


Escuadrón de Combate 2113 Kfir C2 (wfu)
Kfir CE (wfu)
Kfir TC2 (wfu)
Leones
12 Cheetahs o/o for delivery from 2011 onward.
Ecuador obtained twelve Cheetahs from South Africa to replaced the Mirages and Kfirs.
Photo: FAE1359
Simon Grigor
Base Aérea Ulpiano Paez, Salinas (SESA)
Rwy: 08/26, 13/31
Pos: 02°12'18"S 080°59'20"W
Elev: 13 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Escuela Superior Militar de Aviación
'Cosme Renella'


Escuadrón Entrenamiento Aéreo CeA150L
CeTU206G
DA20C1
T-34C
MXP-650 (wfu)
Nowadays, the mainstay of the FAE helicopter fleet is formed by the Bell 206/TH-57.
Photo: FAE410
Simon Grigor
Latacunga (SELT)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 00°54'25"S 078°36'57"W
Elev: 9191 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Transportes No.11

Escuadrón de Transporte Pesado 1111 B727-134
B737-236(A)
C-130B
C-130H
L-100-30
Condor


Escuadrón de Transporte 1113 DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Ala de Investigación y Desarrollo No.12

overhaul and modifications for Mirage and Kfir
Ecuador uses the Diamond 20 for basic flight training.
Photo: FAE1065
Simon Grigor
Quito/Mariscal Sucre Intl (SEQM)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 00°07'27"S 078°21'16"W
Elev: 7910 ft
Ala Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ala de Transportes No.11

Escuadrón de Transporte 1114 ERJ135BJ
Falcon 7X
Sabre 40
Sabre 60
Sabreliner
Transportes Aéreos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos (TAME)

A319-132
A320-233
B727-200
ERJ170-100LR
ERJ190-100LR
EMB120
Moved to the new Quito-Mariscal Sucre airport (SEQM) in 2013.
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