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Dübendorf Air Base


The Dübendorf Air Base is the main base of Air Transport Squadron 3. It reports to Air Base Command 2 in Alpnach.

Flight operations with Super Puma, Cougar and EC635 helicopters take place daily. In addition, it is the air base of several federal air transport services and swisstopo’s special survey aircraft.

The Swiss Air Force regularly flies search and rescue (SAR) missions out of Dübendorf using SAR helicopters.

The Dübendorf Air Base is also used for parascout training on Pilatus PC-6 aircraft, and is a training site of the PC-7 TEAM.

Dübendorf Air Base is also home to a workshop, unique in Switzerland, where specialists repair, maintain and develop equipment for professional groups such as military pilots and parascouts.

The Military Police, the Armed Forces Logistics Organisation, the Armed Forces Command Support Organisation, the Command Support Training Unit and the Air Reconnaissance Technical Service are all stationed on the premises. External partners include skyguide, the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, RUAG, the Zurich police force, REGA and the Air Force Centre.

The Swiss Air Force’s operations centre is located in the adjacent skyguide building. It is the nerve centre for all real-life and training exercises carried out, and is the control centre for aircraft and helicopters.

Flight operations hours

Normal flight operations hours for helicopters, light and transport aircraft:
8 to 12a.m. and 1.15 to 5p.m.

Helicopter night flight operations hours October to March:
Mondays and Tuesdays, 8a.m. to 10p.m.
April and May, and August and September:
Tuesdays (reserve day Thursday) from 8.30 to 11p.m.

Current flight activities
Information on extraordinary flight activities is available on our flight noise publications platform.



Restaurant daylis (no public restaurant)
Mr Hanspeter Kürsteiner (SV (Schweiz) AG)
CH-8600 Dübendorf 

phone:       +41 44 823 24 72 (office)
phone:       +41 44 823 24 61 (restaurant)
Fax:        +41 44 823 23 79



Luftwaffe Flugplatzkommando Dübendorf
CH-8600 Dübendorf
+41 58 460 23 11



Flugplatzkommando Dübendorf
CH-8600 Dübendorf