28th Air Detachment

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28th Air Detachment
IATA ICAO Callsign
Fleet size5
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Key peopleTodor Boyadzhiev

28th Air Detachment (Bulgarian: Авиоотряд 28) is an agency, subordinated to the Bulgarian government, which provides air transport for the President, Prime Minister and other high-ranking state officials.

Bulgarian Air Force Airbus A319
Bulgarian Air Force Falcon 2000


Bulgarian Air Force Tu-154M

After World War II, Bulgaria had no civil aviation or airplanes to service senior state administration and implementation of specific government tasks. After the end of the war, the only aircraft in the Bulgarian military, Heinkel He 111 bombers - were converted into passenger use. The need for civil aviation became more obvious in 1946, when the Bulgarian government delegation had to participate in international meetings related to the end of World War II. A Lisunov Li-2 was delivered by the Soviet Union to Bulgaria for use as a transport aircraft. It was assigned to the 16th Transport Air Base in Sofia to be used by the government, and refurbished with a sofa and radio receiver.
In 1956 two new Ilyushin Il-14 were delivered. Meanwhile almost all governmental flights were executed by planes and crews sent by the USSR for this purpose.


28th Air Detachment operates 1 Airbus A319, 1 Dassault Falcon 2000, 2 Helicopters Mi-8 and 1 AgustaWestland AW109. It is planning to acquire a Boeing 777 in 2017.

Fleet of 28th Air Detachment
Number Orders Passengers
C Y Total
Airbus A319 1[1] 0 LZ-AOB
Dassault Falcon 2000 1 0 LZ-OOI
Mi-8 2 0 LZ-CAT ; LZ-CAN
AgustaWestland AW109 1 0 LZ-BMB

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  1. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 8.

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