Armed Forces Overviews
Cyprus National Guard Air Wing
Cyprus National Guard Air Wing
Ethniki Froura, Diikissi Aeroporias
Since mid-2011 460 MED operates three AW139 helicopters in the Search & Rescue role.
Photo: Stefan Goossens
Pafos/Intl (LCPH)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 34°43'05"N 032°29'09"E
Elev: 41 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
450 ME/P

1st Platoon SA342L1 (4) Scorpion

2nd Platoon Mi-35P (11) Panther
460 MED

1st Platoon BN2B-21 (1)

2nd Platoon - Bell 206 Flt. Bell 206L-3 (2) Paris

2nd Platoon - AW139 Flt. AW139 (3)
Lakatamia is no longer in use by the KSA. It is unclear when the KSA aircraft moved to Paphos but by November 2013 they were gone. In the process 449 MAE was disbanded and the Gazelles became part of 450 ME/P.

The Bell 206s moved to Paphos after the closure of Lakatamia.
Eleven Russian built Mil Mi-35P Hind are operated by 450 ME/2nd Platoon. One of the original batch of twelve crashed.
Photo: Savvas Petoussis
  • Cyprus National Guard Air Wing
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