Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Surveillance Aircraft Gallery

The table below lists the fixed wing aircraft in the Baltic Sea area capable of oil spill surveillance. In addition, countries also use helicopters for surveillance, which are not listed here.

​Denmark ​

Beech King AIR B200

Speed: 270 kn
Endurance: 1530 nm.
Surveillance flight hours per year: 2 weekly flights
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, FLIR,UV, video, can drop a oil sampling buoy 
​Estonia ​

LET-410

Speed: 135 kn
Endurance: 3 h
Surveillance flight hours per year: 450 h 
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, FLIR, IR/UV scanner, videocamera, camera, integrated AIS transponder, SATCOM Voice and data (able to send smaller images via e-mail) Direction finder (able to home radio beacon equipped oil bouys)
​Finland ​
2x Dornier 228

Speed: 220 kn
Endurance: 5 h
Surveillance flight hours per year per aircraft: 350 h
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, FLIR, video camera, camera, surveillance radar 360o, IR/UV/VIS scanner
​Germany ​
2x Dornier 228

Speed: 160 kn
Endurance: 5 h
Surveillance flight hours per year per aircraft: Approx. 800 h
Surveillance equipment: 
1) SLAR, IR/UV, FLIR/CALI, video camera, satellite telephonie
2) SLAR, IR/UV, Microwave-Radiometer, FLIR/CALI, video camera
Latvia
Defender BN2T-4S


Speed: –
Endurance: –
Surveillance flight hours per year: Ad hoc
Surveillance equipment: Video, AIS
​Lithuania ​
​Missing information
​Poland ​
Turbolet L-410

Speed: 150 kn
Endurance: 3,5 h
Surveillance flight hours per year: 150 h
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, IR/UV, video camera, camera
2x AN-28

Speed: 150 kn
Endurance: 
1) 3,5 h
2) 4,5 h
Surveillance flight hours per year per aircraft: 45 h
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, IR/UV 
M-20 Mewa

Speed: 124 kn
Endurance: 5,3 h
Surveillance flight hours per year: Ad hoc 
Surveillance equipment: Video camera, camera
M-28 Skytruck

Speed: 181 kn
Endurance: 5 h
Surveillance flight hours per year: Ad hoc
Surveillance equipment: Survaillance radar 360 deg., FLIR, IR/UV, video camera, camera 
​Russia 
​Missing information
Sweden
3x ​Dash 8 Q-300

Speed: 200 kn
Endurance: 7,5 h (total), 6 h (patrol time) 
Surveillance flight hours per year per aircraft: Approx. 1000 h
Surveillance equipment: SLAR, IR-scanner, UV-scanner, FLIR, FLAR, video, photo, droppable oil spill sampling buoys, satellite telephone for real time transmission of imageries and data