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Dübendorf Air Base


Dübendorf Air Base, the only air base located in Eastern Switzerland, has been the responsibility of Air Base Command 2, Alpnach, since 2008.

The air base, which is important for both the Swiss Air Force and its partner organisations, sees daily flight operations with Super Puma, Cougar and EC635 helicopters. Also operating from Dübendorf are the fixed wing aircraft of the Federal Air Transport Service, swisstopo’s special survey aircraft, the Pilatus Porter PC-6 propeller aircraft used for both pilot and parascout training, the PC-7 air force trainer, and the PC-9, which is primarily used for anti-aircraft target towing and aerial combat.

The air base is one of the three Swiss Air Force air bases from which the air force SAR helicopters are deployed, ensuring that helicopters are operationally ready for search and rescue missions around the clock, 365 days a year.

Around 75 staff members working for Air Base Command 2 are responsible for managing flight operations and carrying out all repairs and maintenance work at Dübendorf Air Base.

Dübendorf Air Base is the home of Air Transport Squadron 3 and an important training site for 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.

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



Chief Dübendorf Air Base

Swiss Air Force Militärflugplatz Dübendorf
Postfach 1072
CH-8600 Dübendorf
+41 58 460 23 11


Swiss Air Force

Militärflugplatz Dübendorf
Postfach 1072
CH-8600 Dübendorf