List of Antonov An-2 operators

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Operators of the An-2 in red (former operators in dark red)

This is a list of current and former operators of the Antonov An-2:

Military operators[edit]

 Afghanistan[edit]

Afghan Air Force

Afghanistan received more than a dozen An-2 aircraft, with service beginning in 1957. A few remain available.[citation needed]

 Albania[edit]

Albanian Air Force

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.[citation needed]

 Angola[edit]

People's Air and Air Defence Force of Angola

 Armenia[edit]

Armenian Air Force

 Azerbaijan[edit]

Azerbaijan Air Force

 Belarus[edit]

Belarusian Air Force

 Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgarian Air Force

24th airbase - 1 An-2-bord 027

 Cambodia[edit]

Royal Cambodian Air Force (RCAF)

 China[edit]

People's Liberation Army Air Force
People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force

 Croatia[edit]

Croatian Air Force
  • 27 Eskadrila Transportnih Zrakoplova

Croatian air force operated 7 An-2DT aircraft until 2004 when the last 4 were handed over to aeroclubs.

 Cuba[edit]

Cuban Air Force
  • 15. Regimiento de Transporte
  • 25. Regimiento de Transporte
  • 35. Regimiento de Transporte

All An-2 aircraft of the FAR (Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria) are retired.
One example is displayed at the Museo del Aire (Cuba)[1]

 Czechoslovakia[edit]

Czechoslovakian Air Force

Phased out from military service before dissolution of state.

 East Germany[edit]

Air Forces of the National People's Army

East German An-2s were passed on to Germany upon unification.

 Egypt[edit]

Egyptian Air Force

 Estonia[edit]

Estonian Air Force

To be replaced

 Georgia[edit]

Georgian Air Force

 Germany[edit]

Luftwaffe

Germany adopted its An-2 fleet from East Germany.

 Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Military of Guinea-Bissau

 Hungary[edit]

Hungarian Air Force

 Iraq[edit]

 Iraqi Air Force

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

 Khmer Republic[edit]

Khmer Air Force

 Laos[edit]

Royal Lao Air Force
Pathet Lao
Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force

 Latvia[edit]

Latvian Air Force
Latvian National Guard (Zemessardze)
  • 1. Transporta Posms
  • 2. Transporta Posms
  • 3. Transporta Posms

 Lithuania[edit]

Lithuanian Air Force
  • Transporto Eskadrile - currently operating 5 An-2 aircraft used for paratroop training only.

 Macedonia[edit]

Macedonian Air Force
  • 501 Padobranski Diverzantski Odred

Current there is one An-2 used for paratroop training.

 Mali[edit]

Air Force of Mali

 Moldova[edit]

Moldovan Air Force

Only two are used by Moldovan Air Force all eight are in civilian service

 Mongolia[edit]

Mongolian People's Air Force

 Nicaragua[edit]

Nicaraguan Air Force
  • Escuadrón de Transporte

 North Yemen[edit]

North Yemen Air Force

 North Korea[edit]

North Korea is believed to have grounded its fleet of about 300 planes due to the high price of fuel, but this was proven false August 30, 2017 when MSN News reported that they are in full use with cited pictures showing paratroopers jumping from airplanes.[2][3]

 Poland[edit]

Polish An-2s were in service between 1951 and 2012.[4]

 South Korea[edit]

Republic of Korea 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.[5]

 Romania[edit]

Romanian Air Force (retired)

 Russia[edit]

DOSAAF
Russian Air Force (retired)
Russian Naval Aviation (retired)
Russian Airborne Troops - Used for low altitude parachute training.

 Serbia[edit]

Serbian Air Force

One An-2TD used for paratroop training by the 63rd Paratroop Battalion.

 Somalia[edit]

Somali Air Corps (Withdrawn)

 Soviet Union[edit]

The Soviet military's An-2 fleet was dispersed amongst the successor states upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

DOSAAF
Soviet Air Force
Soviet Naval Aviation

 Sudan[edit]

Sudanese Air Force

 Syria[edit]

Syrian Air Force

 Tajikistan[edit]

 Tanzania[edit]

 Tunisia[edit]

 Turkmenistan[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

Ukrainian Air Force
Ukrainian Naval Aviation

 Uzbekistan[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

Vietnam People's Air Force

 Yemen[edit]

Yemen Air Force

Yemen's An-2 fleet was inherited from North Yemen upon unification.

 Yugoslavia[edit]

Yugoslav Air Force

Civil operators[edit]

 Australia[edit]

VH-CCE - Melbourne, Victoria www.an2.com.au
VH-YNT - MKT Airfield, Northern Territory

 Canada[edit]

Air Canada operated 29 between 1970-1978

 China[edit]

Civil Aviation Administration of China

 Czechoslovakia[edit]

 East Germany[edit]

Deutsche Lufthansa (East Germany)
Interflug
Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (paramilitary sports organization)

 Grenada[edit]

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.

 Germany[edit]

Hanseflug [6] from spring to fall twice daily offered scheduled flights between the North-Sea islands of Sylt and Föhr. Service currently suspended [1]

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Golden Rule Airlines

 Luxembourg[edit]

Antonov AN2 Lëtzebuerg

 Macedonia[edit]

 Mongolia[edit]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

 Russia[edit]

2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division — 7 (March 2016)
2nd Sverdlovsk Air Enterprise (Ceased 2011)
Agat — 1 + 2 An-3 (March 2016)
AGRO-AVIA — 6 (March 2016)
Agrolet — 4 (March 2016)
Agrofirma Novobatajskaja — 1 (March 2016)
Alaas-Avia — 5 + 1 An-3 (March 2016)
ALROSA — 2 (March 2016)
AMEGA — 1 (March 2016)
Amur aviation base — 5 + 1 An-3 (March 2016)
Angara Airlines — 4 (March 2016)
Annushka — 4 (March 2016)
Airclub Kuban — 1 (March 2016)
Aeroservice (ru) — 2 (March 2016)
AEROSERVICE Ltd. aircompany — 2 (March 2016)
Barkol Airlines — 3 (March 2016)
BRIG-T-SAMARA aircompany — 3 (March 2016)
AVIATION INDUSTRIAL COMPANY VECTOR, LLC — 1 (March 2016)
Vzlet — 1 (March 2016)
VLADIMIRSKAYA BASA — 3 (March 2016)
Vologda Aviation Enterprise — 2 (March 2016)
Voronezh Aircraft Production Association— 1 (March 2016)
AAS airline (Восток-Авиа) — 6 (March 2016)
Vyatkaavia (ru) — 3 (March 2016)
HORIZONT LLC — 2 (March 2016)
DALNERECHENSK AIR, LLC — 4 (March 2016)
DALTRANSAERO — 1 (March 2016)
Dalnevistochnaja aviabase — 1 (March 2016)
DELTA AIRCOMPANY Ltd — 1 (March 2016)
Demetra — 2 (March 2016)
Kostroma airenterprise (ru) — 1 (March 2016)
KUBAN-AVIATRANS — 1 (March 2016)
LIGHT AIR, CJSC A/L (ru) — 7 (March 2016)
LEMAX — 5 (March 2016)
Lukiaviatrans — 2 (March 2016)
MAG+S — 3 (March 2016)
Orenair (up to 2010)
Orenburzhye — 9 (March 2016)
NARYANMAR JOINT AVIATION DETACHMENT (ru) — 7 (March 2016)
NSK-Avia — 1 (March 2016)
OREL-AGRICULTURALAVIA — 2 (March 2016)
PANH — 3 (March 2016)
Polar Airlines — 3 + 3 An-3 (March 2016)
Polet Airlines — 1 (March 2016)
Polyar-Avia — 2 (March 2016)
PRIVOLZSKAYA REGIONAL AIRLINE LTD — 6 (March 2016)
REGION-AVIA, LLC — 7 (March 2016)
RESPECT-INTER, CLL — 1 (March 2016)
Rischimavia — 3 (March 2016)
RUZA Aviation centre, Co. Ltd. — 2 (March 2016)
Rusagravia — 2 (March 2016)
S BROC, LLC — 2 (March 2016)
SIBIA — 5 (March 2016)
Spec-Aero — 2 (March 2016)
TRANSHIMAVIA — 2 (March 2016)
Trade-Avia — 4 (March 2016)
Tuva Airlines — 2 (March 2016)
Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School — 3 (March 2016)
UralSpecAvia — 1 (March 2016)
Fenix — 3 (March 2016)
Fermer Prikumja — 1 (March 2016)
Himavia — 1 (March 2016)
Chukotavia — 1 An-3 (March 2016)
Shahtinskij aeroclub — 1 (March 2016)
Unyj jastreb — 1 (March 2016)
UTair — 3 (March 2016)
YaDS — 1 + 2 An-3 (March 2016)

  Switzerland[edit]

Antonov Club Avianna
Antonov Suisse Romande

 Soviet Union[edit]

Aeroflot

 Turkey[edit]

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.

 United States[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

 Yugoslavia[edit]

JAT Yugoslav Airlines

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ogden (2008)
  2. ^ "Oil price 'grounds' N Korea fleet". BBC News. 
  3. ^ Suarez-Sang, Lucia (29 August 2017). "North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet". MSN News. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Polish air force retires last An-2 transport". Flightglobal. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Interview with ROKAF personnel.
  6. ^ http://www.hanseflug.de/NewFiles/Hanse%202013/us2.html Hanseflug schedule in English and German
  7. ^ Our Background

Further reading

  • Ogden, Bob (2008). Aviation Museums and Collections of The Rest of the World. UK: Air-Britain. ISBN 978-0-85130-394-9

External lists[edit]

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