Spanish air force accumulate 7,000 hours

Air surveillance crucial to Operation Atalanta.

Spanish aircraft accumulate 7 000 flight hours with Operation Atalanta

Written by Guy Martin

The Spanish air force’s anti-piracy detachment deployed in Djibouti as part of Operation Atalanta has accumulated 7 000 flight hours.

The Spanish ministry of defence made the announcement on 18 May, saying that the 7 000th flight hour was reached by a CN-235 maritime surveillance aircraft from 802 Squadron in late April off Somalia. The 7 000 hour milestone was celebrated during a ceremony held on 16 May.

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