List of Antonov An-2 operators
This is a list of current and former operators of the Antonov An-2:
- 1 Military operators
- 1.1 Afghanistan
- 1.2 Albania
- 1.3 Angola
- 1.4 Armenia
- 1.5 Azerbaijan
- 1.6 Belarus
- 1.7 Bulgaria
- 1.8 Cambodia
- 1.9 People's Republic of China
- 1.10 Croatia
- 1.11 Cuba
- 1.12 Czechoslovakia
- 1.13 East Germany
- 1.14 Egypt
- 1.15 Estonia
- 1.16 Georgia
- 1.17 Germany
- 1.18 Guinea-Bissau
- 1.19 Hungary
- 1.20 Iraq
- 1.21 Kyrgyzstan
- 1.22 Khmer Republic
- 1.23 Laos
- 1.24 Latvia
- 1.25 Lithuania
- 1.26 Macedonia
- 1.27 Mali
- 1.28 Moldova
- 1.29 Mongolia
- 1.30 Nicaragua
- 1.31 North Yemen
- 1.32 North Korea
- 1.33 Poland
- 1.34 Republic of Korea
- 1.35 Romania
- 1.36 Russia
- 1.37 Serbia
- 1.38 Somalia
- 1.39 Soviet Union
- 1.40 Sudan
- 1.41 Syria
- 1.42 Tajikistan
- 1.43 Tanzania
- 1.44 Tunisia
- 1.45 Turkmenistan
- 1.46 Ukraine
- 1.47 Uzbekistan
- 1.48 Vietnam
- 1.49 Yemen
- 1.50 Yugoslavia
- 2 Civil operators
- 3 References
- 4 External lists
Afghanistan received more than a dozen An-2 aircraft, with service beginning in 1957. A few remain available.
Albania received 13 aircraft including some of Chinese manufacture (Y-5). Albanian An-2s were operated from 1963. Up to four may remain active, with the remainder in storage.
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- 27 Eskadrila Transportnih Zrakoplova
Croatian air force operated 7 An-2DT aircraft until 2004 when the last 4 were handed over to aeroclubs.
- 15. Regimiento de Transporte
- 25. Regimiento de Transporte
- 35. Regimiento de Transporte
Phased out from military service before dissolution of state.
East German An-2s were passed on to Germany upon unification.
Germany adopted its An-2 fleet from East Germany.
- 1. Transporta Posms
- 2. Transporta Posms
- 3. Transporta Posms
- Transporto Eskadrile - currently operating 5 An-2 aircraft used for paratroop training only.
- 501 Padobranski Diverzantski Odred
Current there is one An-2 used for paratroop training.
Only two are used by Moldovan Air Force all eight are in civilian service
- Escuadrón de Transporte
- North Yemen Air Force
North Korea is believed to have grounded its fleet of about 300 planes due to the high price of fuel.
Polish An-2s were in service between 1951 and 2012.
Republic of Korean Air Force operates 20 L-2 variants purchased from China and Poland for drill purpose against North Korean invasion, paratrooper operation, and flight trainers. Their presence was considered classified but released into public after a few accidents. Although it is not common to assign HL code to military crafts, these L-2 are one of a few exceptions. However, the HL codes assigned to L-2 shows different plane, such as Cessna 172, from database search.
- Romanian Air Force (retired)
- Russian Air Force (retired)
- Russian Naval Aviation (retired)
- Russian Airborne Troops - Used for low altitude parachute training.
One An-2TD used for paratroop training by the 63rd Paratroop Battalion.
The Soviet military's An-2 fleet was dispersed amongst the successor states upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Yemen's An-2 fleet was inherited from North Yemen upon unification.
- VH-CCE - Melbourne, Victoria www.an2.com.au
- VH-YNT - MKT Airfield, Northern Territory
- Deutsche Lufthansa (East Germany)
- Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (paramilitary sports organization)
One An-2R was delivered by the Soviet Union in February 1983 for agricultural purposes and was abandoned at Pearl's Airport after the US-led invasion of Grenada in October 1983.
- 2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division
- 2nd Sverdlovsk Air Enterprise
- Polar Airlines
- Polet Airlines
- UTair Aviation
Approximately 10 An-2s were acquired by the Turkish Aeronautical Association (Türk Hava Kurumu - THK) in the early 1980s. These planes are still operational and being used for air sports purposes, mainly parachuting.
- Ogden (2008)
- "Oil price 'grounds' N Korea fleet". BBC News.
- "Polish air force retires last An-2 transport". Flightglobal. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- Interview with ROKAF personnel.
- http://www.hanseflug.de/NewFiles/Hanse%202013/us2.html Hanseflug schedule in English and German
- Our Background
- Ogden, Bob (2008). Aviation Museums and Collections of The Rest of the World. UK: Air-Britain. ISBN 978-0-85130-394-9
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