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Mainstay of the SAR and army operations support is the AW139.

Erwin van Dijkman

Baldonnel/Casement (EIME)

RWY 05/23, 11/29     POS 53°18'06"N 006°27'05"W     ELEV 319ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1 Operations Wing

101sq CN235M-100 Maritime squadron


102sq Lj45 Ministerial Air Transport Squadron


104sq PC-12/47E Army Co-operation sq
3 Operations Wing

301sq AW139


302sq EC135P Army support squadron
Air Corps College

Flying Training School PC-9M
GASU

Garda Air Support Unit BN-2T-4S
EC135T1/EC135T2
(106sq)
106sq actually operates all 3 GASU aircraft (so that means their 2 helicopters (EC135T1/EC135T2) operate under the fixed wing chain of command.) Only the EC135 are civil maintained, while all GASU aircraft are piloted by Air Corps personnel, who are answerable to the Air Corps chain of command as opposed to the Police's (An Garda Siochana.)

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