List of Portuguese Air Force bases

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List of air bases, airfields and other facilities of the Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) and of the Portuguese Army's former aviation service.

The Air Force gives different designations to its aviation installations depending on their size, capabilities and roles:

  • Air Base (Portuguese: Base Aérea, BA)
  • Base Airfield (Portuguese: Aeródromo Base, AB)
  • Maneuvers Airfield (Portuguese: Aeródromo de Manobra, AM)
  • Transit Airfield (Portuguese: Aeródromo de Trânsito, AT)

Air bases

Installation Designation Abbr. ICAO Location Date Notes
Alverca Airfield[nb 1] LPAR Alverca do Ribatejo, Vila Franca de Xira 1919, est. Currently operated by OGMA
Amadora Airfield[nb 2] Amadora, Lisbon 1919—1938
Beira Air Base Air Base No. 10 BA10 FQBR Beira, Mozambique 1962—1975
Beja Air Base Air Base No. 11 BA11 LPBJ Beja 1964—current
Bissau Air Base Air Base No. 12 BA12 GGOV Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 1965—1975
Espinho Aerodrome[nb 3] LPIN Espinho 1932—1953 Re-designated as Base Airfield No. 1 (AB1) in 1953
Lajes Air Base Air Base No. 4 BA4 LPLA Lajes, Azores 1946—current
Air Base No. 5 BA5 1942—1946
Luanda Air Base Air Base No. 9 BA9 FNLU Luanda, Angola 1962—1975
Monte Real Air Base Air Base No. 5 BA5 LPMR Monte Real, Leiria 1959—current
Montijo Air Base Air Base No. 6 BA6 LPMT Montijo, Setúbal 1953—current Former Sacadura Cabral Naval Aviation Centre of the Portuguese Naval Aviation
Ota Air Base Air Base No. 2 BA2 LPOT Ota 1938—1992 Disbanded as an operational air base, re-designated as Military and Technical Formation Center of the Air Force (CFMTFA)
Lisbon Base Airfield[nb 4] LPPT Portela, Lisbon 1937—1955 Re-designated as Base Airfield No. 1 (AB1)
Rabo de Peixe Air Base Air Base No. 4 BA4 Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel Island, Azores 1942—1946 First to receive the designation of Air Base No. 4 (BA4)
São Jacinto Air Base Air Base No. 7 BA7 LPAV Aveiro, Portugal 1958—1978 Former Gago Coutinho Naval Aviation School of the Portuguese Naval Aviation
Air Base No. 5 BA5 1953—1957
Sintra Air Base Air Base No. 1 BA1 LPST Sintra, Lisbon 1939—current
Granja do Marquês Airfield[nb 5] 1920—1939 Home base of the School of Military Aeronautics (E.A.M.), re-designated as Air Base No. 1 (BA1)
Tancos Air Base Air Base No. 3 BA3 LPTN Tancos, Vila Nova da Barquinha 1952—1993 Currently operated by the Portuguese Army as part of the Tancos Military Complex
Tancos Airfield[nb 6] 1923—1952
Vila Nova da Rainha Airfield[nb 7] V.N.R. 1916—1920

Auxiliary airfields

Installation Abbr. ICAO Location Date Notes
Base Airfield No. 1 AB1 LPIN Espinho 1953—1956
Base Airfield No. 1 AB1 Portela, Lisbon 1955—1978
Base Airfield No. 2 AB2 LPAV Aveiro, Portugal 1957—1958 Re-designated as Air Base No. 7 (BA7)
Base Airfield No. 2 AB2 GGOV Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 1961—1965 Re-designated as Air Base No. 12 (BA12)
Base Airfield No. 3 AB3 FNNG Negage, Angola 1961—1975
Base Airfield No. 4 AB4 FNSA Henrique de Carvalho, Angola 1963—1975
Base Airfield No. 5 AB5 FQNC Nacala, Mozambique 1961—1975
Base Airfield No. 6 AB6 FQCB Cuamba, Mozambique 1961—1975
Base Airfield No. 7 AB7 FQTT Tete, Mozambique 1962—1975
Base Airfield No. 8 AB8 FQMA Maputo, Mozambique 1963—1975
Maneuvers Airfield No. 1 AM1 LPOV Maceda, Ovar, Aveiro 1957—current
Maneuvers Airfield No. 2 AM2 LPAV Aveiro, Portugal 1978—1992 Deactivated, installations transferred to the Portuguese Army
Maneuvers Airfield No. 3 AM3 LPPS Porto Santo, Madeira 1974—current
Maneuvers Airfield No. 31 AM31 FNMQ Maquela do Zombo, Angola Dependent of Base Airfield No. 3 (AB3)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 32 AM32 FNTO Toto, Uíge, Angola Dependent of Base Airfield No. 3 (AB3)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 33 AM33 FNMA Malanje, Angola 1962—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 3 (AB3)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 41 AM41 FNCH Portugália, Angola 1963—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 4 (AB4)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 42 AM42 FNCX Camaxilo, Angola 1963—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 4 (AB4)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 43 AM43 FNCZ Cazombo, Moxico, Angola 1963—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 4 (AB4)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 51 AM51 FQMD Mueda, Mozambique 1962—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 5 (AB5)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 52 AM52 FQNP Nampula, Mozambique Dependent of Base Airfield No. 5 (AB5)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 61 AM61 FQLC Vila Cabral, Niassa, Mozambique 1962—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 6 (AB6)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 62 AM62 FQMR Marrupa, Mozambique Dependent of Base Airfield No. 6 (AB6)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 71 AM71 Furacungo, Mozambique 1962—1975 Dependent of Base Airfield No. 7 (AB7)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 72 AM72 Chicoa, Mozambique Dependent of Base Airfield No. 7 (AB7)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 73 AM73 Mutarara, Mozambique Dependent of Base Airfield No. 7 (AB7)
Maneuvers Airfield No. 95 AM95 FNCA Cabinda, Angola Dependent of Air Base No. 9 (BA9)
Transit Airfield No. 1 AT1 GVAC Sal, Cape Verde ?—1975
Transit Airfield No. 1 AT1 LPPT Portela, Lisbon 1952—current
Transit Airfield No. 2 AT2 FPST São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe 1961—1975

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Portuguese: Campo de Alverca
  2. ^ Portuguese: Campo da Amadora
  3. ^ Portuguese: Aeródromo de Espinho
  4. ^ Portuguese: Campo Base de Lisboa
  5. ^ Portuguese: Campo da Granja do Marquês
  6. ^ Portuguese: Campo de Tancos
  7. ^ Portuguese: Campo de Vila Nova da Rainha

References

  • "Comando Aéreo" [Air Command] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Air Force. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
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