More Mi-171 are on order to augment the six survivors.

Anno Gravemaker

Base Aérea Simon Bolivar, Guayaquil (SEGU)

RWY 03/21, HEL     POS 02°09'29"S 079°53'02"W     ELEV 15 ft

Grupo Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
EAE
(Escuela de Aviación del Ejército)
AS350B
Ce182
MT-7-235
PC-6B2/H2
Capitán Fernando Vasconez

The army has two CN235s on strength in a high visibility colour scheme.

Anno Gravemaker

CLOSED - Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre, Quito (SEQU)

RWY 17/35     POS 00°08'28"S 078°29'18"W     ELEV 9228 ft

Grupo Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
GAE-45
(Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.45)
Ce550
DHC-5D (wfu)
Pichincha
The larger Army aircraft have relocated to Shell and Guayaquil early 2013 due to lack of space at the new Quito-Mariscal Sucre Intl airport (SEQM).
Pastaza-Rio Amazonas (SESM)

RWY 12/30     POS 01°30'18"S 078°03'44"W     ELEV 3421 ft

Grupo Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
GAE-44
(Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.44)
AS332B
Beech B200
Ce206
C212-400
CN235M-100
IAI-201 (wfu)
M28
Mi-171
SA342L
Pastaza

The army operates three versions of the AS350-family. The AS350B2 seen here on a pre-delivery test flight, before that three AS350L were delivered. Newest addition is the armed version, AS550C3.

Marcel de Jong

Portoviejo barracks (--)

RWY 06/24, HEL     POS 01°03'07"S 080°28'31"W     ELEV 124 ft

Grupo Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
GAE-43
(Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.43)
AS350L1
SA342L
Portoviejo

The Gazelle forms the backbone of the Fuerza del Ejército en el Aire, as its personnel name the Aviación Ejército Equatoriana. Forty aircraft were received in total and they are often deployed to remote parts of the country.

Erwin van Dijkman

Sangolquí barracks (--)

RWY 02/20, HEL     POS 00°20'48"S 078°28'41"W     ELEV 8269 ft

Grupo Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
15-BAE
(Brigada de Aviación No.15)
AS332B
Mi-171
SA315B
SA342L
Paquisha

Lamas are at their best in mountainous countries like Ecuador.

Anno Gravemaker

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