Ørland Air Station is Norway's main F-35 base. The F-35 fleet will be fully operational in 2025, when Norway has received all its 52 aircraft. The implementation of F-35 will change the Royal Norwegian Air Force fundamentally. Most of the F-35 will operate from Ørland, while the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) will be carried out from Evenes Air Base in northern Norway from 2021. The Quick Reaction Alert is carried out on behalf of NATO, and is per 2020 operated by F-16s from Air Force Base Bodø.
From 2022, the P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft will be replaced by five new P-8 Poseidon. The new aircraft will operate from Evenes Air Base.
Bardufoss Air Station in northern Norway was established as a maritime helicopter wing in autumn 2019. Station Group Gardermoen, north of Oslo, is home to Norway's C-130J Hercules and DA-20, while Rygge Air Base houses the Bell 412 helicopters.