Aigen im Ennstal (LOXA)

RWY 06/24, HEL     POS 47°32'16"N 014°08'20"E     ELEV 2093 ft

Kommando - Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
Kommando Luftunterstützung
(Kdo LuU)

-
Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel
(VeHSSta)
Alouette 3


AW169M (o/o)
3E-KA
till
3E-KZ
&
3E-LA
till
3E-LC


5. Fachabteilung
(Maintenance/overhaul)
Alouette 3
AW169B/M (o/o)

The OH-58Bs are so far the only Austrian helicopters routinely operated in an armed configuration and equipped with a 7.62mm GAU mini-gun. Though delivered in 1976, no replacemnet is yet foreseen. A few of them are wearing a striking camouflage, most of them are painted green. Both variants can be seen on this picture

(Tulln-Langenlebarn, August 2021, Frank Noort)

The days of the Alouette 3 are counted. As can be read in our news article, the government has signed a contract for 18 AW139 which should reach initial operational capability in 2023

(Hans van den Berg)

Allentsteig (--)

RWY (grass)     POS 48°41'25"N 015°22'16"E     ELEV 1953ft

Kommando Geschwader Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

Luftunterstutzungsgeschwader
Hubschrauber-Stützpunkt Nord Allentsteig
detachement of Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel (MzHSSt)
OH-58B 3C-OA
till
3C-OL
Hörsching (LOXL)

RWY 09/27, 09R/27L (grass)     POS 48°14'07"N 014°11'17"E     ELEV 978 ft

Kommando Geschwader Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
Kommando Luftraumüberwachung
(Kdo LRÜ)

Überwachungsgeschwader
Düsentrainerstaffel
Kommando Luftunterstützung
(Kdo LuU)

-
Lufttransportstaffel
(LuTSta)
C-130K 8T-CA
till
8T-CC

Leichte Transporthubschrauberstaffel
(LTHSSta)

1. Staffel AB212 5D-HA
till
5D-HZ


2. Staffel AB212 5D-HA
till
5D-HZ

-
Fliegerwerft 3
(Maintenance/overhaul)
AB212

In 2003 Austria's transport capability was improved when it purchased three C-130 Hercules from the Royal Air Force. These aircraft were needed for the demanding UN peacekeeping missions in which Austria played a role.

(Oostende April 2011, Nik deblauwe)

The Air Force procured 25 AB212 of which three, the 5D-HA, 5D-HE and 5D-HM, have been written off over the years. The remaining 22 are based at Linz-Hörsching.

(June 2019, Maria Buch, Stephan van den Krommenacker)

Klagenfurt/Wörthersee Intl (LOXK)

RWY 10L/28R, 10R/28L     POS 46°38'34"N 014°20'14"E     ELEV 1470 ft

Kommando - Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

-
Hubschrauber-Stützpunkt Klagenfurt
detachement of Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel (VeHSSta)
Alouette 3 3E-KA
till
3E-KZ
&
3E-LA
till
3E-LC
Punitz/Güssing (LOGG)

RWY 15/33     POS 47°08'51"N 016°19'04"E     ELEV 949 ft

Kommando - Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

-
Hubschrauber-Stützpunkt Punitz
detachement of Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel (VeHSSta)
Alouette 3 3E-KA
till
3E-KZ
&
3E-LA
till
3E-LC

Alouette 3 enjoying the snow while it lasts.

(Zeltweg January 2013, Remco Donselaar)

On the 3rd of May 2018, Diamond Aircraft Industries delivered the first two DA40NG aircraft for flight training to the Austrian Armed Forces, two more were delivered soon after.

(Zeltweg August 2020, Jeroen Jonkers)

Schwaz (LOXS)

RWY HEL     POS 47°20'05"N 011°41'51"E     ELEV 1777ft

Kommando - Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

-
Hubschrauber-Stützpunkt Schwaz
detachement of Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel (VeHSSta)
Alouette 3 3E-KA
till
3E-KZ
&
3E-LA
till
3E-LC

Eight out of 14 Pilatus PC-6 Porter are still operational at the Austrian Air Force. They are based at Tulln-Langenlebarn

(Tulln-Langenlebarn, August 2021, Frank Noort)

After the 1999 Galtür Avalanche, it became apparent that the Austrian Air Force's helicopter complement were too few in numbers and too limited in design. Therefore, 9 US-built UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters were purchased, to be used for transportation during disasters.

(Zeltweg, Sept 2019, Hilco Schigt)

Tulln-Langenlebarn (LOXT)

RWY 08/26 + grass 05/23, 08R/26L, 13/31     POS 48°19'13"N 016°06'48"E     ELEV 575 ft

Kommando Geschwader Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

Luftunterstutzungsgeschwader
mittlere Transporthubschrauberstaffel
(mTHSSta)
S-70A-42 6M-BA
till
6M-BI


leichte Lufttransportstaffel
(lLuTSta)
PC-6/B2-H2
PC-6/B2-H4
3G-EA
till
3G-EN


Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel
(MzHSSt)
OH-58B 3C-OA
till
3C-OL


Luftaufklärungsstaffel
(LuAufklSta)
PC-6/B2-H2
PC-6/B2-H4


OH-58B
3G-EA
till
3G-EN

3C-OA
till
3C-OL
Flieger- und Fliegerabwehrtruppenschule
'FlFlATS'


Lehrabteilung Hubschrauber Alouette 3


AW169B/M (o/o)
3E-KA
till
3E-KZ
&
3E-LA
till
3E-LC
Kommando Luftunterstützung
(Kdo LuU)

-
Fliegerwerft 1
(Maintenance/overhaul)
OH-58B
PC-6
S-70
Five PC-6 Turbo Porters were redundant in the present inventory and were sold and handed over to RUAG in 2012. The serials of the PC-6s: 3G-EA, 3G-EC, 3G-EJ, 3G-EL (the special “Der bunte Fredi”) and 3G-EM.
As a replacement of the Luftaufklärungsstaffel (LuAufklSta, the use of recce drones is considered.
Wiener Neustadt (LOXN)

RWY six grass runways     POS 47°50'23"N 016°13'13"E     ELEV 935 ft

Kommando Geschwader Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge

Luftunterstutzungsgeschwader
Militärflugplatz Flugplatz Wiener Neustadt/West
detachement of leichten Lufttransport-Staffel (lLuTSta)
PC-6/B2-H2/H4 3G-EA
till
3G-EN

For years the media have been reported that the Austrian Air Force is unhappy with the Typhoon and would like to have them replaced as soon as possible. Still they soldier on and looking great in the snow at Zeltweg.

(Zeltweg January 2013, Remco Donselaar)

A two-seat light trainer aircraft, the Pilatus PC-7 turbo was built by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in Switzerland. The PC-7 can perform various functions including aerobatics and tactical and night flying. The PC-7 can accommodate a crew of two members (a student and trainer) and has six underwing hardpoints.

(Ostrava, Sept 2019, Markus Schrader)

Zeltweg (LOXZ)

RWY 08/26, 08R/26L (grass)     POS 47°12'13"N 014°44'45"E     ELEV 2264 ft

Kommando Geschwader Staffel Aircraft Type(s) Code Range Badge
Kommando Luftraumüberwachung
(Kdo LRÜ)

Überwachungsgeschwader
1. Staffel EF2000 7L-WA
till
7L-WO


2. Staffel EF2000 7L-WA
till
7L-WO
Flieger- und Fliegerabwehrtruppenschule
'FlFlATS'


Lehrabteilung Flächenflugzeuge
(LAbt FläFlz)
PC-7



DA40NG
3H-FA
till
3H-FP

3H-DA
till
3H-DD
Kommando Luftunterstützung
(Kdo LuU)

-
Fliegerwerft 2
(Maintenance/overhaul)
EF2000
PC-7

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