The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs' Office of Aviation (INL/A, also known as the INL Air Wing) oversees a combined fleet of more than 201 active airplanes and helicopters in some of the most challenging, remote, austere, and dangerous countries in the world. INL’s fleet of aircraft flies over 41,000 hours annually in support of counternarcotics, counterterrorism, border security/law enforcement and embassy transportation missions in nine countries. In six countries, these operations are in partnership with host nation military or national police organizations. The scope of operation varies at each location – from oversight, quality control and training in some countries but as much as full contractor operations and maintenance in others. The Air Wing has robust logistics and maintenance facilities to provide core level services to the overseas operating locations to ensure high aircraft availability rates. The Air Wing received the Federal Aviation Program Award from GSA in recognition of being the most outstanding in aviation management among all large non-military federal aviation programs for 2000 and 2005. Air Wing personnel have also received individual Federal Aviation Professional Awards in the Managerial/Official category (2003, 2006, and 2010), Operational/Support category (2009 and 2010) and Safety category (2010).
Various Missions Our Aircraft Perform:
Countries in which INL has aircraft: Afghanistan, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, and South Sudan.