List of active aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force

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List[edit]

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
Aero L-39 Albatros Czechoslovakia Jet Trainer 1972 7 8 One destroyed in 2012 crash.[1][2][3]
Antonov An-32 Ukraine Turboprop Transport 1976 3 3 [1]
AgustaWestland AW139 Italy Helicopter Utility 2003 2 2 [1][2]
Bell 206 Long Ranger United States Helicopter Trainer 1967 6 6 [1]
Bell 212 United States Helicopter Utility 1970 14 14 [1]
Chengdu F-7 China Jet Fighter 1988 37 57 One crashed in each of 1998, 2001, and 2003. One destroyed in 2005 crash. One crashed at sea in 2015.[1][2][4][5][6]
Hongdu K-8 China Jet Trainer 1998 9 9 [1][2]
Let L-410 Turbolet Czechoslovakia Jet Trainer 1970 3 3 [1][2]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules United States Jet Transport 1954 4 4 [1][2]
Mikoyan MiG-29 Russia Jet Multi-role 1982 8 8 [1][2]
Mil Mi-17 Russia Helicopter Attack 1977 28 30 One crashed in 2002. One burned in 2015 crash.[1][2][4][7]
Nanchang PT-6 China Propeller Trainer 1960 53 53 At least five crashed since 1996.[1][2][8]
Yakovlev Yak-130 Russia Jet Trainer 2010 16 16 [1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "World Air Forces 2016". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. p. 12. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Trade-Register-1971-2016.rft". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "PICTURE: Bangladesh L-39 crash kills pilot". FlightGlobal. 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "16 Air force planes crash in last 12 years: 14 pilots meet tragic deaths". bdnews24.com. 23 April 2006. 
  5. ^ Mahmud, Tarek; Rahaman, FM Mizanur (30 June 2015). "Pilot missing after BAF fighter jet crashes in Bay". Dhaka Tribue. 
  6. ^ "Bangladesh jet fighter crashes, killing 1". UPI. 8 June 2005. 
  7. ^ "3 hurt in Ctg BAF chopper crash". The Daily Star. 13 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "BAF pilot missing as fighter plane crashes into bay". New Age. 30 June 2015.