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Statul Major al Fortelor Aeriene
Bacau (LRBC)
Baza 95 Aeriana
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 46°31'19"N 026°54'37"E
Elev: 607ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 95 Aeriana "Erou căpitan aviator Alexandru Şerbănescu"

Escadrila 951 Aviatie Instructie Avansata IAR-99C Soim


Escadrila 952 Elicoptere SOCAT IAR-330L
IAR-330SOCAT
In 2004 the Centrul 95 Trecere pe Avioane Supersonice or the 95th Supersonic Jet Training Center was redesignated Baza 95 Aeriana. The training task was transferred to a dedicated training squadron which was subordinate to the S.A.p.F.A. at Boboc. This squadron Esc.205 loaned aircraft from Esc.951. In 2013 the unit lost its MiG-21s and Esc.951 converted to the IAR-99C Soim.

The Alouettes and Pumas were reassigned here from Grupul 59 Elic. at Tuzla and Grupul 60 Elic. at Tecuci which now have been closed. The Alouette IIIs however have been retired since.

Bacau also houses the Aerostar aircraft facility which carries out maintenance, modifications and repairs on most of the aircraft on the Romanian AF inventory.

Boboc (LRBO)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 45°13'04"N 026°58'29"E
Elev: 344 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Scoala de Aplicatie a pentru Fortele Aeriene 'Aurel Vlaicu'

Esc. 1 Aviatie Instr. Faza AI-A IAK-52
IAR-316B


Esc. 2 Aviatie Instr. Faza AII-A IAR-99 Standard
Scoala Militara de Maistri si Subofiteri a Fortelor Aeriene 'Traian Vuia'

Technical School Various i/a
Escadrila 205 is permanently based at Bacau operating under the logistic support of Baza 95 Aeriana. The S.A.p.F.A. also operated the L-29 and L-39 until they were retired in November 2005 and late 2006 respectively. The IAK-52 squadron was previously based at Brasov-Ghimbav and relocated to Boboc in late 2003. The Alouette 3's and An-2's were based at Buzau before relocating to nearby Boboc in 2002. The An-2 fleet was grounded following a fatal accident in 2010.

Bucuresti/Baneasa (LRBS)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 44°30'13"N 026°06'28"E
Elev: 298ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Ministry of Interior

Unitatea Speciala de Aviatie (SMURD) EC-135P2
EC-135T2
PA 42 Cheyenne III


Serviciul Roman de Informatii (SRI) SA330L
SA365N
EC155B
Detachements at Targa Mures, Craiova, Arad
The SRI (U.M.0991) relocated from Otopeni to Baneasa around 2013. It is under control of the CSAT (Consiliul Superior de Aparare al Tarii - Superior Counsel for National Defense)
The Special Aviation Unit or Unitatea Speciala de Aviatie is operating a number of helicopters on behalf of the Politia and the SMURD (Serviciul Mobil de Urgenta, Reanimare si Descarcerare - Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication). The unit which is under control of the Ministry of Interior has its main operating base at Baneasa but the SMURD is having a detachment at Targu Mures, Craiova and Arad operating one EC135. An Mi-8 is believed to be detached to Cluj-Napoca.

Bucuresti/Henri Coanda (LROP)
Baza 90 Aviatie de Transport "Gheorghe Banciulescu"
Rwy: 08L/26R, 08R/26L
Pos: 44°34'16"N 026°05'06"E
Elev: 314ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 90 Aviatie de Transport "Gheorghe Banciulescu"

Esc.901 Av. Transp. Strategic C-130B
C-130H


Esc.902 Av. Tr. Oper. si Foto An-30
C-27J


Esc.903 Elicoptere Transport IAR-330L
IAR-330M
Ministry of Interior

Unitatea Speciala de Aviatie (Politia) Mi-8T
Mi-8PS
Mi-17
Mi-17-1WA
EC-135P2
EC-135T2
IAR-316B
The Special Aviation Unit or Unitatea Speciala de Aviatie is operating a number of helicopters on behalf of the Politia and the SMURD (Serviciul Mobil de Urgenta, Reanimare si Descarcerare - Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication). The unit which is under control of the Ministry of Interior has its main operating base at Baneasa but the SMURD is having a detachment at Targu Mures, Craiova and Arad operating one EC135. An Mi-8 is believed to be detached to Cluj-Napoca.

Constanta/Mihail Kogalniceanu (LRCK)
Baza 86 Aeriana (Bâzu Cantacuzino)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 44°21'43"N 028°29'18"E
Elev: 354ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 86 Aeriana annex

Escadrila 861 Aviatie Lupta MiG-21 Lancer-C
MiG-21 Lancer-B


Escadrila 862 Elicoptere IAR-330L
Baza 57 Aeriana operated two squadrons of MiG-29 Fulcrums until early 2003 when it was decided to withdraw the type from service. One squadron operated some eight Lancer-As and a Lancer-Bs which were based at Borcea-Festesti until April 2004 when Baza 57 Aeriana was disbanded altogether. The base is now an annex from Baza 86 Aeriana with the helicopter squadron of Baza 57 Aeriana being reassigned to Baza 86 Aeriana. The based helicopters were previously assigned to Grupul 59 Elicoptere at Tuzla which closed in late 2001. In storage at the base are the MiG-29s which were previously based here awaiting their fates.

Câmpia Turzii (LRCT)
Baza 71 Aeriana
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 46°30'16"N 023°53'04"E
Elev: 1079ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 71 Aeriana

Escadrila 711 Aviatie Lupta MiG-21 Lancer-C
MiG-21 Lancer-B


Escadrila 713 Elicoptere SOCAT IAR-330M
IAR-330SOCAT
The helicopter units previously based at Someseni and Sibiu moved here in 2002/2003 and merged here operating only the IAR330L Puma after the IAR316's had been retired in 2001. In addition also the MiG-21's that were previously operated by Baza 93 Aeriana at Timisoara moved in in 2004 when this based was closed as a fighter base with Baza 93 Aeriana disbanding in August 2004. The bases helicopter squadron was reassigned to Baza 71 Aeriana but remained at Timisoara initially becoming the Escadrila 714 Elicoptere. Later the squadron was redesignated into Escadrila 712 Elicoptere.

Fetesti (LRFT)
Baza 86 Aeriana ; Cocargeaua (Borcea)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 44°23'20"N 027°42'40"E
Elev: 180 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 86 Aeriana

Escadrila 53 Vanatoare F-16AM
F-16BM
A second squadron, Escadrila 862 Elicoptere is based at Mihail Kogalniceanu.
Escadrila 862 Recunoastere, formerly designated as Escadrila 38 Recunoastere flying the Harbin H-5, was disbanded in late 2001 after another H-5 was lost in July that year.

Timisoara/Giarmata (LRTR)
Baza 71 Aeriana annex
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 45°48'36"N 021°20'16"E
Elev: 348ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Baza 71 Aeriana annex

Escadrila 712 Elicoptere IAR-330M
The last three MiG-23MF/UB Floggers previously assigned to Baza 93 Aeriana were retired in early 2002. Over thirty Floggers are still in storage at Timisoara. The based helicopters were previously assigned to Grupul 73 Elicoptere at Caransebes which closed in late 2001. Baza 93 Aeriana at Timisoara-Giarmata disbanded in August 2004 with the MiG-21 Lancers moving to Câmpia Turzii for reassignment to Baza 71 Aeriana.

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