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Benin Air Force history
Benin Air Force history
Aero Commander 500B TY-AAA at Luzeuil in June 1965.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Cotonou/Cadjehoun (DBBB)
Force Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Force Aérienne Republic de Dahomey

1961 - 1975
AC500B (61-?)
C-47 (61-?)
MH1521M (64-?)
Ce337D (69-?)
renamed Force Aérienne Populaire de Benin
Force Aérienne Populaire de Benin

1975 - 1990
An-26 (78-88)
An-2 (79-82)
C-47B (82-83)
AS350B (84-1.)
Do28D-2 (85-87)
B707-321 (24July87-1Nov87)
change of roundel
Benin Government

1978 - 1990
F27-600 (Sep78-Oct78)
SN601 (26Apr79-16Nov81)
Falcon 50 (82-Oct83)
F-28-4000 (27 Nov 1982 - Oct 1984)
B707-336B (83- 13June85)
B707-321 (1Nov87-May89)
Force Aérienne Populaire de Benin

1990 - 201 . ?
DHC-6-300 (Feb96->)
SMAN Pétrel (June99-?)
HS748-2A (02->)
A109BA (July07->)
B727-256A (09->)
renamded Force Aérienne du Benin
Force Aérienne du Benin

201 . ? - present
A109BA (->July13)
AS350B (->13)
B727-256A (->17)
LH-10 Grand Duc (14->)
AW139 (Aug14-26Dec15)

F28-100 TY-BBN wears the Government star marking at the front entrance door and was seen at Woensdrecht in October 1986.
Photo: Jaap de Grote
AS350B TY-HBA at its home-base in November 1992.
Photo: Jaques Guillem
Boeing 707-321 TY-BBW at Ostend in March 1993.
Photo: unknown
SAMAN Pétrel TY-AAM at Cotonou in May 2004.
Photo: Philippe Colinn
A109BA TY-33H in March 2009 is ex Belgian Army H-32.
Photo: Dirk Lamarque
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