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Rwanda Air Force 2013 Guide




Two Rwanda Air Force’s MI 17s during a training session, in Rwanda.



Thanks to Joseph D & Mr Nibishaka for the help 😉 




Last Update : 17 February 2013







 Col Joseph DEMALI is the Ag. Air Force Chief of Staff. The Air Force Chief of Staff is responsible for Command, Control and Management of the Rwanda Air Force and advises the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on Air Force matters.





Insigna ( Rwanda MOD ©) click on the pix to see bigger:













Current Mission :

Darfur in Sudan, under UNAMID,

South Sudan, under UNMISS,




Presidential and Governement fleet :





It seems, that president still using the SX-GJN. It seen at Brazzaville, on 16 February 2013. Depending periods, Kagame flies with the Gulfstream or the Global Express.


Bombardier B-700-1A10 Global Express (SX-GJN) :


More Infos about the Bombardier B-700-1A10 Global Express HERE




Gulfstream G550 SX-GJJ :


More Infos about the Gulfstream G550 : HERE


This aircraft is mainly used by the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. 








Transport, Police, Fire and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) : 


Robinson R44 (9XR-SH) :


More Infos about the Robinson R44 : HERE


This helicopter is used by the Rwandan POLICE AIR WING. It used  to help detect crime scenes and perform targeted patrols in crime suspect areas. The air wing also transports Police officers for duties, government officials and is also in charge of photographic tasks. 


The police air wing has several pilots, engineers and technicians, both trained by Akagera Aviation and Los Angeles Helicopters.




AugustaWestland A109 Grand (9XR-SO) : 


More Infos about the Augusta Grand 109 : HERE



This helicopter is used for EMS. It’s owned by Akagera Aviation, which taken delivery in July 2010




9 – 12 (?) MI-17s :


More Infos about the MI-17: HERE


Rwanda acquired the first MI-17s in late 1990s (1996-1997). They replaced the fleet which was destroyed during the 1994 Genocide. Some of them were stored in South Africa. They used for VIP flights, Rescue Missions, Fire Fighting and for unloading troops during a conflict.


Registration : RAF-1905, RAF-1510, RAF-1209 (United Nations livery)









Rwanda has not military transport aircraft, most of flights are operated by RwandAir or by the Botswana Air Force (C-130s), US Air Force (C-17s), EgyptAir (A330s and B777-200ERs), VIM Airlines (B757-200s), EuroAtlantic (B767-300ERs), Air Mongolia (A310), Miami Air (B737-800s) and Georgian Airways (B737s).






Attack Squadron :





Currently, Rwanda has not fighters aircraft, altough the South African Air Force planned to sell some aircraft to Rwanda. However, the Rwanda Air Force has 5 MI-24s helicopters. The MI-24 can be also used as a transport helicopter.


5 MI-24s :



More Infos about the MI-24: HERE


3 MI 24s P   RAF-2102,  RAF-0802 & RAF-2308.


2  MI- 24s HIND-E  RAF-0110 & RAF-0102.




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