Ambérieu-en-Bugey Air Base (Détachement Air 278 Ambérieu-en-Bugey) is a front-line French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace or ALA) base located approximately 5 km north-northwest of Ambérieu-en-Bugey, in the Ain department of the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.Overview
Ambérieu-en-Bugey Air Base is a primary repair depot and supply centre for avionics, ground telecommunication equipment, navigation aids and the manufacture of simple equipment.It also supports calibration and repair of all Armée de l'Air precision measuring equipment and the manufacture and repair of aircrew survival equipment.Ambérieu has two Jodel D140C Mousquetaire aircraft assigned for courier duty.World War II
The air base was constructed during World War II as all-weather temporary field built by the United States Army Air Forces XII Engineer Command during late August 1944 after German forces were removed from the area. It was built on a graded surface usi
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