Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra (OMAM)

RWY 13/31     POS 24°14'54"N 054°32'52"E     ELEV 76 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EC 01.007
Provence
SPA15 Rafale B
Rafale C
Casque de bayard 7-..
7-..


6.GCIII/7 Rafale B
Rafale C
Tête de Furie 7-..
7-..
This base has been allocated BA104 and houses also a C-135FR and an Atlantic NG on detachment for Operation Chammal.

As Shaheed Muwaffaq al Salti AB (Jordan) (OJMS) Al Azraq

RWY 08/26, 13/31     POS 31°49'60"N 036°47'02"E     ELEV 1706 ft

Operation Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge


Force Chammal Rafale
Mirage 2000D
.-..
.-..

Avord (LFOA) BA702

RWY 06/24     POS 47°03'12"N 002°37'57"E     ELEV 580 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EAT 00.319
Capitaine Dartigues
1 EIV EMB121AA
EMB121AN
Fourchambault ..
..
EDCA 00.036
Berry
-
EDCA 01.036

SAL58 E-3F Coq 36-C.


BR43 E-3F Charognard 36-C.
EDCA 02.036

SAL253 E-3F Tete de dogue 36-C.


SAL257 E-3F Masse d'armes 36-C.

To train future multi-engine pilots after their initial training, in 1982 22 Embraer Xingu training aircraft were obtained. They can be seen all over Europe when their syllabus requires long range navigational flights.

(Schiphol, May 2012, Ben Uffen)

To assist in short range, small airport VIP transport, and for calibration flights, the AdlA acquired 18 TBM-700A aircraft in 1992. Fifteen of these aircraft were modified with a Garmin1000 cockpit, from 2012 on, to be able to navigate in the European skies.

(Orange/Caritat, September 2018, Ronald Oost)

Bordeaux/Mérignac (LFBD) BA106

RWY 05/23, 11/29     POS 44°49'42"N 000°42'56"W     ELEV 162 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.043
Médoc
ELA43 TBM-700A Médoc X.
EIE TBM700

ELA44 TBM-700A Mistral (EL00.044) X.

Cayenne/Rochambeau (French Guiana) (SOCA) BA367

RWY 08/26     POS 04°49'11"N 052°21'38"W     ELEV 26 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.068
Antilles-Guyane
SPA152 SA330Ba
AS555AN
Crocodile A.
..


(1 Esc) CN235M-200 Antilles (EHOM00.058) 62-..

Cazaux (LFBC) BA120

RWY 06/24     POS 44°32'06"N 001°07'53"W     ELEV 84 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EE 03.008
Côte d'Or
SPA57 Alpha Jet E Mouette passant au naturel 8-..


SPA65 Alpha Jet E Chimére d'argent 8-..
EH 01.067
Pyrénées
BR29 EC725R2 Chat Assis de Profil S.


BR123 EC725R2 S.


ETO HM EC725R2
EH02.065 S.
DGA-EV

- Various ..
DGA-EV uses various aircraft types including Alpha Jet E, AS350U2, AS555U, CASA212, Falcon 20, Fokker 100, H225LP, Mirage 2000B, Mirage 2000D, Mirage 2000-5F, PC-7, Rafale, SA330Ba, SA330J, SA330L, SA365N, TBM700A and TBM940,

Slowly but surely the Alpha Jet are being replaced within the AdlA in their trainer role by the PC-21. Only in the Aggressor role with EE 03.008 and in the demonstration team with Patrouille de France their continuous operation seems to be certain for now.

San Javier, July 2019, José Damián González Martínez)

To replace the Alpha Jet in the advanced trainer role, 26 Pilatus PC-21 aircraft are leased from Babcock and are operational from 2019. They are based on Cognac, where also advanced simulators are located to assist in the training syllabus.

(Cognac, July 2021, Jille Kammeraat)

Cognac/Châteaubernard (LFBG) BA709

RWY 05/23, 09/27     POS 45°39'30"N 000°19'03"W     ELEV 102 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EAC 00.315

-
EIV 03.013
Auverge
SPA 85 PC-21 La Folie 709-..


2e de GC II/9 PC-21 La Morietur 709-..
EIV 01.013
Artois
SPA83 PC-21 Chimère 709-..


SPA100 PC-21 Hirondelle 709-..


SPA155 PC-21 Petit Poucet 709-..
EIV 03.004
Limousin
1e de GC I/9 PC-21 Aigle 709-..


2e de GC I/9 PC-21 Fennec 709-..
EIV 02.012
Picardie
SPA172 Grob G120A-F Perroquet F-GUK.


SPA173 Grob G120A-F Oiseau de Paradis F-GUK.


EALA 9/72 Grob G120A-F Petit Prince F-GUK.
STANEVAL 01.011
Roussillon
1e de GCIII/6 PC-21 Masque tragédie 709-..


2e de GCIII/6 PC-21 Masque comédie 709-..
ED 01.033
Belfort
VR291 MQ-9A Lynx lunaire 33-E.


SAL33 MQ-9A la Hache d’A. Bordage 33-E.


BR218 MQ-9A 33-E.
ED 02.033
Savoie
SAL6 MQ-9A 33-E.


SPA BI 53 MQ-9A 33-E.


BR244 MQ-9A 33-E.
ETOD 03.033
Moselle
BR11 MQ-9A Moselle 33-E.
The six MQ-9 Reapers are deployed to Niamey, Mali.
SOCATA/EADS are also using 18 civil registrated Grob 120A-Fs.

Djibouti/Ambouli (Djibouti) (HDAM)
Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EC 03.011
Corse
SPA88 Mirage 2000-5F
Serpent 188-..


SPA69 Mirage 2000-F
Chat 188-..
ET 00.088
Larzac
BR120 CN235M-200 (loan) Croix de Lorraine au Chardon 64-..


BR117 SA330Ba Coq Bombardier ..
EDCA 00.036
Berry
Force Atalanta E-3F 36-C.

The AdlA uses the CN-235 to operate as an air transport for medium range or operating from austere airports or airstrips. Its ruggedness and ease of maintenance are the strong points. The homebase of CN235 is Evreux.

(Eindhoven, Maart 2015, Niels Quist)

Another sturdy aircraft operated by the AdlA is the DeHavilland Canada DHC-6. Five of these aircraft were obtained in 1976 and they still operate from many undisclosed locations, hence the inconspicuous colour scheme.

(Gap, July 2014, Sjoerd Drost)

Evreux/Fauville (LFOE) BA105

RWY 04/22     POS 49°01'43"N 001°13'12"E     ELEV 464 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 03.061
Poitou
F118 C-130
C-130H-30
Hibou sur un Croissant de Lune 61-P.
61-P.


F119 C-130H
C-130H-30
Chauve-souris sur un Croissant de Lune 61-P.
61-P.
ET 01.062
Vercors
SPA BI 55 CN235M-200

CN235M-300
Lévrier 62-I.
64-I.
62-H.
64-H.


SAL8 CN235M-200

CN235M-300
Croix de Lorraine Rouge 62-I.
64-I.
62-H.
64-H.
EEA 01.054
Dunkerque
SAL259 Beech 350ER/ALSR VADOR -
ET 03.062
Ventoux
SAL105 CN235M-200

CN235M-300
Diable Grenadier 62-I.
64-I.
62-H.
64-H.


VR551 CN235M-200

CN235M-300
Chamelier Targui 62-I.
64-I.
62-H.
64-H.
GAM 00.056
Vaucluse
- DHC-6-300
EC725L2
EC225
C-130H
C-130H-30
C.
S.
S.
61-P.
61-P.
BATS

- C-130J-30
KC-130J
Binational Air Transport Squadron 61-P.
61-P.
EIE CN235M

SPA BI 2 CN235M-200
CN235M-300
Triquètre 62-I.
62-H.
EIE Hercules

BR111 C-130H
C-130H-30
Cygne 61-P.
61-P.
BATS operates both French and German (K)C-130J Hercules aircraft.

Beginning 2018, the AdlA received the first C-130J Hercules transporters from the order of 2 C-130Js and 2 KC-130Js. These will operate next to 14 C-130H aircraft who have received a mid-life update including a glass cockpit.

(Albacete, October 2015, Niels Quist)

Only four Super Puma helicopters are active with the AdlA: three stretched AS332L1 helicopers used for VIP tasks based at Villacoublay and one AS332C helicopter used for SAR task and based at Solenzara.

(Schiphol, March 2014, Ben Uffen)

Istres/Le Tubé (LFMI) BA125

RWY 15/33     POS 43°31'22"N 004°55'26"E     ELEV 82 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ERVTS 01.031
Bretagne
BR108 A330MRTT Le Pégase F-UJ..


VB25 A330MRTT Étoile américaine F-UJ..


BR129 A330MRTT Lapin trimardeur F-UJ..
ETP 03.031
Landes
SAL22 A330MRTT Louve Romaine F-UJ..
ERV 04.031
Sologne
LET465 C-135FR
KC-135RG
Chauve-souris 31-..
31-..


SPA BI 54 C-135FR
KC-135RG
Fer à Cheval 31-..
31-..
DGA-EV

- Various ..


EPNER Various ..
DGA-EV uses various aircraft types including Alpha Jet E, AS350U2, AS555U, CASA212, Falcon 20, Fokker 100, H225LP, Mirage 2000B, Mirage 2000D, Mirage 2000-5F, PC-7, Rafale, SA330Ba, SA330J, SA330L, SA365N, TBM700A and TBM940,

Still going strong for the AdlA C-135 fleet although the end is near. From 1964, a total of 11 C-135F and 3 KC-135R Stratotankers were obtained. In 2010, 11 C-135F were modernised with modern avionics to continue to operate in European skies and designation changed to C-135FR. In 2015, also the KC-135Rs were modified and changed to KC-135RG.

(Eindhoven, April 2015, Etienne Geluk)

To address the shortfall in air refuelling capacity, and to replace the outdated C-135 fleet, the AdlA ordered the Airbus A330MRTT Phenix tanker. The total delivery will consist of 15 aircraft of which 8 have been delivered in 2022. They are equipped with fuselage boom and underwing hose-and-drogue units.

(Brize-Norton, December 2020, Kev Daws)

Libreville/Leon M'Ba (Gabon) (FOOL) Base Aérienne 01

RWY 16/34     POS 00°27'30"N 009°24'44"E     ELEV 39 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.055
Ouessant
- AS555AN ..
This base has been allocated DA470.

Luxeuil/St.Sauveur (LFSX) BA116

RWY 04/22, 11/29     POS 47°46'59"N 006°21'51"E     ELEV 913 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EC 01.002
Cigognes
SPA3 Mirage 2000-5F Cigogne de Guynemer 2-..


SPA103 Mirage 2000-5F Cigogne de Fonck 2-..


SPA26 Mirage 2000-5F Cigogne de Saint Galmier 2-..

All French Rafale aircraft, including this Rafale C single seat fighter, will be updated to the variant F4.1 in 2022 and variant F4.2 in 2027. Updates will be mostly internal, with a new radar, helmet mounted display and IRST added to the optic system.

(Andravida, April 2021, Jurgen van Toor)

Mont-de-Marsan (LFBM) BA118

RWY 09/27     POS 43°54'42"N 000°30'27"W     ELEV 203 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
CEAM

- TBM-700A X.
ECE 01.030
Côte d'Argent
BR127 Mirage 2000 versions
Rafale B/C
Alpha Jet E
Le Tigre 30-..
30-..
30-..


BR128 Mirage 2000 versions
Rafale B/C
Alpha Jet E
Le Scarabée Blanc 30-..
30-..
30-..
EC 02.030
Normandie-Niemen
SPA97 Rafale B
Rafale C
Fanion aux Hermines 30-..
30-..


SPA93 Rafale B
Rafale C
Canard Col Vert 30-..
30-..


SPA91 Rafale B
Rafale C
Aigle à tête de mort 30-..
30-..
EC 03.030
Lorraine
SPA38 Rafale C Chardon Lorrain 30-..


SAL56 Rafale C Scarabée 30-..


SPA162 Rafale B
Rafale C
Tête de tigre 30-..
30-..
CEAM stands for Centre d'Expertise Aérien Militaire (Air Warfare Center).

N'Djamena/Hassan Djamous (Chad) (FTTJ)

RWY 05/23     POS 12°07'30"N 015°01'29"E     ELEV 968 ft

Operation Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge


Force Barkhane Rafale C
C-135FR/KC-135RG
CN235M-200
EC725R2
various
93-C.
various
various
S.
These are temporary missions by the French Government.

Nancy/Ochey (LFSO) BA133

RWY 02/20     POS 48°34'59"N 005°57'18"E     ELEV 1106 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EC 01.003
Navarre
SPA95 Mirage 2000D Martinet dans un Fanion 3-..


SPA153 Mirage 2000D Gypaète 3-..


SPA62 Mirage 2000D Coq de Combat 3-..
EC 02.003
Champagne
SPA67 Mirage 2000B
Mirage 2000D
Cicogne de Navarre 3-..


SPA75 Mirage 2000D Aigle Egyptien 3-..


SPA102 Mirage 2000D Soleil de Rhodes 3-..
EC 03.003
Ardennes
1.GC III/3 Mirage 2000D Hure de Sanglier - Barre Bleue 3-..


2.GC III/3 Mirage 2000D Hure de Sanglier - Barre Rouge 3-..


BR44 Mirage 2000D Sanglier assis 3-..
ETD 04.003
Argonne
SPA31 Mirage 2000D Archer 3-..
3-..


SPA48 Mirage 2000B
Mirage 2000D
Coq Chante et Combat 3-..
3-..

First flight of the Mirage 2000D was on 19 Februari 1991 and a total of 86 Mirage 2000Ds were built between 1995 and 2001. These Mirage 2000Ds were deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Force and ISAF) and Libya (Operation Harmattan and Unified Protector) as well as Northern Mali (Operation Serval and Barkhane).

(Leeuwarden, April 2019, Richard Baas)

The Mirage 2000D RMV project started in 2019 and will be completed in 2025. After this MLU, the Mirage 2000D will have improved air-to-ground with GBU-48 and GBU-80 guided bombs and air-to-air capabilities with MICA missiles, as well as an integrated and centralised navigation and attack system. 55 Mirage 2000Ds will be updated by DGA and will in service well after 2030.

(Evreux, July 2021, Dino van Doorn)

Niamey/Diori Hamani (Niger) (DRRN)

RWY 09L/27R (gravel), 09R/27L     POS 13°28'54"N 002°10'13"E     ELEV 732 ft

Operation Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge


Barkhane Mirage 2000D (2x)
Mirage 2000C (2x)
MQ-9
SIDM MALE
C-130J
C-135FR/KC-135RG
3-..
115-..
..
F-SDA.
6.-..
93-C.
Reapers are on deployment and belong to ED 01.033/VR291 while the Mirage2000Ds are from EC03.003.

Noumea/La Tontouta (New Caledonia) (NWWW) BA186

RWY 11/29     POS 22°00'52"S 166°12'47"E     ELEV 52 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.052
La Tontouta
EROM80 SA330Ba
CN235M-200
..
52-I.


BR107 SA330Ba
CN235M-200
Serpent Egyptien ..
52-I.

Orange/Caritat (LFMO) BA115

RWY 15/33     POS 44°08'26"N 004°52'00"E     ELEV 197 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
CIEH 00.341

BR279 AS555AN
AS555UN
..
..
EH 01.065
Alpilles
(1 Esc) AS555AN Durance (EH04.067) ..


VB135 AS555AN Chauve-souris ..

The AS555 Fennec 2 helicopter is in service from 1990 and is mainly used for general transport roles.

(Semmerzake, May 2013, Tom Buysse)

In 2021, exercise HEIFARA consisted of 2 A400M transporters, who took 30 tons of materials from France to Tahiti to assist in the strike flight of 3 Rafale F3Rs and 2 A330MRTT aircraft. Here at Langkawi the A400M assisted Rafale jets in a more peaceful demonstration role. In total 40 A400ms are on order.

(Langkawi, April 2015 Dietmar Fenners)

Orléans/Bricy (LFOJ) BA123

RWY 07/25     POS 47°59'16"N 001°45'38"E     ELEV 412 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 01.061
Touraine
VB101 A400M Tete de hibou F-RB..


VB113 A400M Chauve-souris F-RB..
ET 03.061
Poitou
F121 DHC-6-300 Hibou aux Ailes éployées sur un Croissant de Lune C.
ET 04.061
Bearn
SAL 14 A400M Griffon ailé F-RB..


SAL 18 A400M Personnage dans le vent des helices F-RB..
EIE A400M

ELA53 A400M F-RB..

Paris/Charles de Gaulle (LFPG)

RWY 08L/2RL, 08R/26L, 09L/27R, 09R/27L     POS 49°00'46"N 002°33'00"E     ELEV 387 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 02.031
Esterel
BR227 A330-243 Gaulois Roux F-UJC.


F110 A330-243 Grue en Virage F-UJC.
The official base of ET 02.031 is Creil-Senlis (BA110), but their aircraft are based at Paris - Roissy (Charles de Gaulle airport).

Romorantin/Pruniers (LFYR) BA273

RWY 05L/23R (grass), 05R/23L (grass)     POS 47°19'15"N 001°41'20"E     ELEV 289 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EIVV 21.535
Chambord
- D140R
Super Dimona
Various Gliders
..
..
..

Saint Denis/Gillot (Réunion) (FMEE) DA181

RWY 12/30, 14/32     POS 20°53'14"S 055°30'37"E     ELEV 66 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.050

- CN235M-300 62-..
This base will be closed down in the near future.

Saint Dizier/Robinson (LFSI) BA113

RWY 11/29     POS 48°38'10"N 004°53'58"E     ELEV 458 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EC 01.004
Gascogne
BR66 Rafale B Faucon Egyptien 4-..


SAL28 Rafale B Eléphant 4-..


SPA37 Rafale B Charognard 4-..


SPA79 Rafale B Tête de Loup 4-..
EC 02.004
La Fayette
N124 Rafale B La Fayette - Tete de Sioux 4-..


SPA81 Rafale B Lévrier 4-..


SPA96 Rafale B Gaulois 4-..


SPA167 Rafale B Cigogne de Romanet 4-..
ETR 03.004
Acquitaine
4B3 Rafale B
Rafale C
Rafale M
Hibou 4-..
4-..


2.GB I/25 Rafale B
Rafale C
Rafale M
Bison 4-..
4-..


SPA160 Rafale B Diable Rouge 4-..
ETR 03.004 is a Air Force-Navy combined Rafale training unit, therefore also a Rafale M is posted here.

The newest fighter within the AdlA is the Dassault Rafale. With the follow-on order in 2022 for 36 Rafales of the F4 variant, this will lead to a total of 170 Rafales in service.

(Saint Dizier/Robinson, August 2021, Frank Noort)

The AdlA uses the Jodel D140E and D140R for more than 50 years for the airborne launch of their gliders. They operate from Romorantin, Saintes and Salon de Provence.

(Montluçon-Gueret August 2021 Gerben Hazebroek)

Saintes/Thénac (LFXB) BA722

RWY 05/23 + grass 05L/23R, 05R/23L, 12/30     POS 45°42'07"N 000°38'10"W     ELEV 118 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EIVV 25.535

- D140R
Various Gliders
Cordouan ..
..

Salon de Provence (LFMY) BA701

RWY 16/34     POS 43°36'23"N 005°06'33"E     ELEV 194 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
CFAMI 05.312

-
EIV 02.093
Cevennes
VB109 SR20
SR22
Diable Grenadier F-....
F-....


VB125 SR20
SR22
Pierrot F-....
F-....
EIV 03.005
Comtat-Venaissin
ERC571 SR20
SR22
Fanion Pirate F-....
F-....


SPA171 SR20
SR22
Dragon F-....
F-....
EPAA 20.300

EVAA Extra 300LP/SC F-TEC.


Patrouille de France Alpha Jet E F-TER.
EIVV 05.312J
Saint Victoire
- D140R
Various Gliders
..
..
EFNC 01.093
Aunis
- SR22 F-HG..

Solenzara (LFKS) BA126

RWY 18/36     POS 41°55'28"N 009°24'22"E     ELEV 28 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EH 01.044
Solenzara
EARS99 AS332C
SA330B
AS532UL
..
..
..


(2 Esc) AS332C
SA330B
AS532UL
Valmy (EH02.067) ..
..
..


VR571 (ETO Puma/Super Puma ) AS332C
SA330B
AS532UL
Tête de tigre ..
..
..

Tahiti/Faaa (French Polynesia) (NTAA) DA190

RWY 04/22     POS 17°33'14"S 149°36'26"W     ELEV 7 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
ET 00.082

- CN235M-200 82-I.
In 2012 this base has been transferred to the French Navy.

Villacoublay/Vélizy (LFPV) BA107

RWY 09/27     POS 48°46'28"N 002°12'06"E     ELEV 584 ft

Escadron Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
EH 03.067
Parisis
SPA99 AS555AN
AS332L1
Pégase ..
F.
ET 00.060

(1 Esc) A330-223 Bigorre ( ET02.063) F-FARF


(2 Esc) Falcon 7X
Falcon 900
Falcon 2000LX
GLAM F-RAF.
F-RAF.
F-RAF.


EIE Falcon
BR226
Falcon 7X
Falcon 900
Falcon 2000LX
Poussin Observateur F-RAF.
F-RAF.
F-RAF.


(4 Esc) AS332L1 ELA52 F.
ET 00.041
Verdun
(1 Esc) TBM700 GAEL X.
The A330 normally operate from Paris-Orly.

Used for long-range VIP tasks, the AdlA has two Falcon 7x private jets, based normally at Villacoublay.

(Brussels-Zaventem, February 2022, Dino van Doorn)

For medium-range VIP tasks, the AdlA has two Falcon 2000LX private jets normally based at Villacoublay.

(Glasgow, January 2019, Douglas Connery)

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