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3 Charged in Presidential Helicopter Scheme

3 Charged in Presidential Helicopter Scheme

Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 19-Nov-14

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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Families of Columbian R66 victims hire Los Angeles attorneys

Families of Columbian R66 victims hire Los Angeles attorneys

[ Editor: This press release refers to the faccident -12-Jul-11 N810AG Robinson R66 Girardot Airport, Colombia (2F) ] The aviation accident attorneys at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman are representing the families of the two men killed in Robinson Helicopter Company’s first R66 crash which occurred on July 12, 2011 near Flandes, Colombia. Killed in… Read more »

Source: Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, 07-Feb-12

Columbia’s Helistar orders three more EC145s

Columbia’s Helistar orders three more EC145s

Colombian operator Helistar has signed a contract with Eurocopter de México, subsidiary of Eurocopter Group, to purchase three EC145s. With these three new helicopters, the fleet of Colombia’s largest helicopter company will expand to include seven EC145s. The first two additional aircraft will be delivered in 2012, followed by the third in 2013. Helistar currently… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Oct-11

Colombia requests nine UH-60L Black Hawks

Colombia requests nine UH-60L Black Hawks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Colombia of 9 UH-60L Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $162 million. The Government of Colombia has requested a possible sale of 9 UH-60L BLACK HAWK Helicopters (1 for Colombian… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 06-Aug-10

Ecuador to buy seven Gazelles

Ecuador to buy seven Gazelles

Ecuador’s Defense Minister Javier Ponce announced that the country will buy seven Gazelle helicopters to reinforce the Army’s operations on the border with Colombia

Source: El Universo, 22-Jul-10

Sikorsky to Establish Latin American Black Hawk Training Center

Sikorsky to Establish Latin American Black Hawk Training Center

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 24, 2010 – Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today an agreement with the Colombian Ministry of Defense to establish an S-70â„¢ BLACK HAWK Helicopter Training Facility at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar, Colombia. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Mar-10

FLIR Systems Announces $4.9M Order for the Colombian Military

FLIR Systems announced that it has received a $4.9 million U.S. Government Foreign Military Sale (FMS) order for the Colombian Army and Air Force.

Source: FLIR, 04-Sep-09

Columbia army receives 4 Mi-17s from Russian Federation

Source: ITAR-TASS, 01-Mar-09

15 Black Hawks and 5 Russian Mi-17s en route to Columbia

Source: Rotor & Wing, 27-Jan-09