Royal Moroccan Air Force Aircraft inventory Other Forces
Royal Morocco Air Force

The Royal Moroccan Air Force, االقوات الجوية الملكية المغربية Alkowat al malakiyaal jawiya, was founded in 1956 when it still was called Sherifan Royal Aviation. The Air Force's backbone is formed by French built aircraft.

The backbone of the Moroccan Air Force is formed by four fighter squadrons, two with F-5's and two with Mirage F1's. The F-5 is rather old but funding for upgrading the type is not available. Also the plans for purchasing Mirage 2000's have not been realised yet. In 2001, the Moroccan AF bought an number of K8 trainers, After years of unfruitful efforts by Dassault and the French government to sell the Rafale to Morocco, the government of the latter has decided to go with the F-16.

In a formal request to the US Department of Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) the Moroccans plan to buy twenty-four F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft. The F-16s would replace the F-5 and some of the Mirage F1s, which are currently undergoing updates. Following this request another formal request was done to the DSCA for the purchase of twenty-four T-6B to replace the ageing T-37Bs. 


Commander of the Air Force: Major Gen. Ahmed Bou-Taleb
Air Force Personnel Strength: 13,500
Inventory Summary:
  • Combat: 76 (total), 62 (in service)
  • Transport: 45 (total), 43 (in service)
  • Helicopters: 130 (total), 120 (in service)


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Civil and Military Airports in Morocco
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NameAddressDistance
Agadir- Al Masslra Aerodrome
, IATA Code: AGA, ICAO Code: GMAD, 30° 19' 5" North, 9° 24' 8" West
121.8 km.
Ouarzazate Aerodrome
, IATA Code: OZZ, ICAO Code: GMMZ, 30° 56' 3" North, 6° 54' 6" West
247.4 km.
Marrakesh Aerodrome
, IATA Code: RAK, ICAO Code: GMMX, 31° 36' 4" North, 8° 2' 2" West
256.0 km.
Tan-Tan- Plage Blanche Aerodrome
, IATA Code: TTA, ICAO Code: GMAT, 28° 26' 9" North, 11° 9' 7" West
256.8 km.
Mohammed V International Airport
, IATA Code: CMN, ICAO Code: GMMN, 33° 22' 1" North, 7° 35' 4" West
456.6 km.
Moulay Ali Cherif Aerodrome
, IATA Code: ERH, ICAO Code: GMFK, 31° 56' 9" North, 4° 23' 9" West
504.4 km.
Rabat Sale Aerodrome
, IATA Code: RBA, ICAO Code: GMME, 34° 3' 1" North, 6° 45' 1" West
552.3 km.
Kenitra Tourisme Aerodrome
, IATA Code: NNA, ICAO Code: GMMY, 34° 17' 9" North, 6° 35' 8" West
582.1 km.
Bassatine Aerodrome
, IATA Code: MEK, ICAO Code: GMFM, 33° 52' 7" North, 5° 30' 9" West
585.7 km.
Saiss Fez Aerodrome
, IATA Code: FEZ, ICAO Code: GMFF, 33° 55' 6" North, 4° 58' 7" West
618.1 km.
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