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In 2007 24 JAS-39C/D replaced the MiG-21s and MiG-29s of the Hungarian Air Force. Fourteen of the 24 Gripens are leased from Sweden. In 2026 these Gripens are taken over by the Magyar Legiérö.

Erik Sleutelberg

Six Zlin Z-242L and two Zlin 143LS are used as trainers at Szolnok AFB.

Benedek Levente

Kecskemét (LHKE)

RWY 12/30     POS 46°55'03"N 019°44'57"E     ELEV 376 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
MH 59. 'Szentgyörgyi Deszö' Harcászati Repülö Bázis
59th Tactical Airbase
Harcászati Repülőszázad
Tactical Aviation Squadron
L-39NG (o/o)

Szallitó Repülöszázad
Transport Aviation Squadron
Falcon 7X
KC-390 (o/o)
Teve (Camel)

Two A319s from the defunct German airline Air Berlin were bought in 2017, ex-D-ABGM and D-ABGS. They are used as troop transport and government planes.

Michiel van Herten

One Falcon 7X was acquired in 2018 for long-haul flights. Another one will be delivered this year.

Jochem Jottier

Pápa (LHPA)

RWY 16/34     POS 47°21'50"N 017°30'03"E     ELEV 485 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Nehéz Légiszállító Ezred
Heavy Airlift Wing
Nehéz Légiszállító Század
Heavy Airlift Squadron
C-17A (NATO)
The base was upgraded to serve as a NATO support base. Since 2009 this base operates the three C-17A Globemaster IIIs belonging to the NATO Strategic Airlift Capability.

Five Mi-17 and Mi-17N were overhauled in Russia. All helicopters were delivered back in 2017 and one in 2018. They will fly till 2023-24.

Jetze de Vries

Three C-17 Globemasters operates under NATO Command from Pápa airbase for transport and support missions world wide. The crew is a mixture of NATO pilots, operators and engineers.

Niels Quist

Szolnok (LHSN)

RWY 02/20     POS 47°07'22"N 020°14'08"E     ELEV 322 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
MH 86. Szolnok Helikopter Bázis
86th Helicopter Base
Vegyes Kiképző Repülőszázad
Mixed Training Aviation Squadron
Zlin Z 143LS
Zlin Z 242L

Szállitó Helikopter Zászlóalj
Transport Helicopter Battalion
H225M (o/o)

Phoenix Harcihelikopter Zászlóalj
Phoenix Attack Helicopter Battalion
The 4. Kiképzö Repülö Század is subordinate to the 59. Szentgyörgyi Deszö" Repülö Bázis at Kecskemét.

Germany donated 20 Mi-24D/V Hind helicopters (stock East German AF) to Hungary. Still eight Mi-24 Hinds are operational based at Szolnok.

Jetze de Vries

Two AS350Bs were transfered to the air force (serials 101 and 102) a few years ago. They were ex-air ambulance helicopters. Overhaul was done in 2018, used for training and VIP flights mostly.

Jetze de Vries

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