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Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Argentina’s Ministry of Security plans to spend €23.943 million on upgrades from Airbus Helicopters for their AS365N2 helicopters. The three helicopters, used by the Prefectura Naval Argentina, are close to their 10-year mark. When they reach that mark they require a complete overhaul, causing them to be out of service for an entire year. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Willy Vargas has been promoted to Director, Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Sep-16

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Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced on 1 Sep that five corporate helicopters have recently been sold to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and twoGrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer inVenezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016. The… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Sep-16

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots…. Read more »

Source: HFTC, 30-Aug-16

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

The Argentine military reported late last week that the Secretary of Logistics, Emergencies and Cultural Management, Walter Ceballos, had announced the purchase of twenty AB206 JetRangers while visiting Italy last week.  The purchase includes ten GAU-17 machine guns and five stretcher units. During September and October of this year, nineteen of the twenty helicopters will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

Airbus takes H215 on South America demo tour

Airbus takes H215 on South America demo tour

The H215 heavy helicopter, a member of the Super Puma family, will be demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities and performance for aerial work in high & hot conditions during a demo tour of Latin America. The demo flights will begin tomorrow in Argentina and will then continue in Chile before finishing in Peru. During this three-week… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Apr-16

21-Feb-16 Airbus AS350 Uritorco, Argentina

Crashed during the rescue of a paraglider who had suffered multiple fractures

21-Feb-16

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has today announced the US State Dept approval for a Foreign Military Sale of four Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Government of Argentina reportedly intends to use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-15

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Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

At a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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09-Mar-15 LQ-FJQ Airbus AS350B3 Villa Castelli, Argentina (5F)

Mid air crash of two AS350 helicopters resulting in the fatal crash of both aircraft with a total of 10 lives lost.  Aircraft burnt out in post-crash fire, and were involved in the filming of a reality TV show called Dropped. Eight French nationals, including three sports stars, and the Argentine pilots died when the… Read more »

09-Mar-15

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09-Mar-15 LQ-CGK Airbus AS350B3 Villa Castelli, Argentina (5F)

Mid air crash of two AS350 helicopters resulting in the fatal crash of both aircraft with a total of 10 lives lost.  Aircraft burnt out in post-crash fire, and were involved in the filming of a reality TV show called Dropped. Eight French nationals, including three sports stars, and the Argentine pilots died when the… Read more »

09-Mar-15

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12-Feb-15 H-67 Eurocopter SA315B Punta de Vacas, Argentina

Emergency landing onto a mountain pass road and rolled over on landing

12-Feb-15

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Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight is being used to assist aviation assets in their performance of missions for the Government of Santa Fe Province, Argentina. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility expanding the Bell Jet Ranger’s mission capabilities. Due to… Read more »

Source: Trakka Corp, 26-Nov-14

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Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Aug-14

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Argentine Federal Police take delivery of new EC135 and EC145

Argentine Federal Police take delivery of new EC135 and EC145

In the last few weeks, the Argentine Federal Police have taken delivery of two new helicopters from Airbus Helicopters production plant in Germany. As usual, the two-tone blue aircraft carry large tactical codes as well as much smaller ATC registrations on the tail. The new aircraft are the first acquisitions for two and a half… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-14

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Argentine Coast Guard negotiating for EC225s

Argentine Coast Guard negotiating for EC225s

The Argentine Coast Guard – or Prefectura Naval Argentina to give them their local name – are reportedly in negotiations for two Eurocopter EC225s and an option for a third aircraft. They are expected to replace the 1980 delivered SA330 Pumas, of which they have two currently on charge – serialled PA-11 and PA-13. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-13

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Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received updated type certification in both Brazil and Argentina. The Brazil Agência Nacional de Aviaçáo Civil issued a Type Certificate for the Enstrom 480 and 480B helicopters. This certification update includes several options that were not previously available. The Brazilian Type Certificate is now current with the FAA Type Certificate. “Brazilian… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 28-Oct-13

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Bell unveils the Bell 429WLG and names first customer

Bell unveils the Bell 429WLG and names first customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will display the Bell 429WLG for the first time at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2013 conference, held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22 to 24. The aircraft is an upgrade to the Bell 429 and features wheeled landing gear in place of traditional… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-13

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11-Oct-13 LQ-BHT Bell 407 Valle Fértil, Argentina (1F)

Legislator Margarita Ferra de Bartol died of her wounds in hospital, while San Juan Governor Jose Luis Gioja suffered several bruises. Three other passengers were also injured.  This video shows brownout conditions at low level, then a flash as the helicopter contacts with powerlines.  Initial accident report here

11-Oct-13

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Argentine Air Force to add two Bell 412s

Argentine Air Force to add two Bell 412s

Argentina’s local Boletin publication details Government decisions – and reference number 181/2013 has this week reported the purchase of two Bell 412s from Canada. One of these will be a new-build aircraft and the other a pre-owned example. Prices are quoted as $10M and $7M respectively, but does not cover the detailed specification or delivery… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-13

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Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has been working on achieving certification for the 480B in Argentina. The application was completed May 1, 2012, and since then it has been an ongoing process to complete the validation. During the process, Enstrom created a dedicated Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement for Argentina. Six officials from the Administración Nacional de Aviación… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 06-Mar-13

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Argentina approves higher-weight Bell 429

Argentina approves higher-weight Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina has joined the growing number of countries who have approved the increased maximum gross weight for the Bell 429 based on Transport Canada’s certification. Transport Canada approved operation of the Bell 429 at 7,500 lbs. in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jul-12

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Argentine Army acquire 20 AB206s from Italian Carabinieri

Argentine Army acquire 20 AB206s from Italian Carabinieri

The Italian Carabinieri have moved on from using AB206 JetRangers, largely concentrating on variants of the AgustaWestland AW109, most recently the AW109N Nexus.  Twenty AB206 JetRangers previously used by the Italian law enforcement agency have been sold to the Argentine Army, where they will be allocated to the 602 Commando Company and based at Campo… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-11

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Two Mi-171s delivered to Argentine Air Force

Two Mi-171s delivered to Argentine Air Force

Local website Fuerzas Aeronavales is reporting the recent arrival of the first two Mi-171s for the Argentine Air Force.  Coded H-94 and H-95, the two arrived by air freight, and are painted in a high-visibility red and white scheme for their expected role in the Antarctic. While the purchase of these two was agreed in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Nov-11

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Eurocopter delivers second EC135T2+ to Argentina’s Federal Police

Eurocopter delivers second EC135T2+ to Argentina’s Federal Police

The Federal Police Force in Argentina (local name “Policia Federal Argentina”) has recently taken delivery of their second EC135T2+, two years after the first arrived.  The new aircraft carries fleet code H12, and joins the existing H11 which we feature in the photos accompanying this article.  H12 carries the civil reqistration LQ-CQN and is Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-11

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06-Aug-11 GN-928 Eurocopter AS350B3 Ahi Veremos, Argentina

Law enforcement helicopter suffered midair collision from light aircraft it was trying to prevent take off.  Fixed wing was involved in dtug smuggling.  Helicopter struck on tail rotor and spun into the ground.  All POB safe.

06-Aug-11

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Taiwan donates Bell 427 to President of Paraguay

Taiwan donates Bell 427 to President of Paraguay

In a recent ceremony, the Taiwanese ambassador to Paraguay Lien-sheng Huang handed over the keys of a Bell 427 to President Fernando Lugo as a gift from the far eastern country.  The President is seen on the right in the photo. The particular aircraft, carrying US registration N367ND was the 11th 427 off the line. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jul-11

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31-Jan-11 N245AF Eurocopter EC145 Ushuaia, Argentina

Emergency floats deployed and water landing after clipping aerial on take-off from superyacht “Octopus”.  Subsequent tow in to port went wrong and helicopter turned over – video shows it being righted in the port prior to lifting out and onto a truck.

31-Jan-11

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02-Jan-11 LV-ZYO Robinson R44 Argentina (1F)

HeliHub.com is currently tracking news of an R44 missing in Argentina.  No word in eight days is likely to lead to an incident report, hence we have opened a page for this.  Pilot named as Alejandro Ferzola.

02-Jan-11

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Argentina’s Province of Cordoba issues tenders for two helicopters

Argentina’s Province of Cordoba issues tenders for two helicopters

Province has a budget estimate of 30,877,000 Pesos (approx US$7.7M) for the purchase of two single-turbine helicopters

Source: Dia a Dia, 17-Oct-10

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Russia sells pair of Mi-17s to Argentina

Russia sells pair of Mi-17s to Argentina

Russia has signed a “historic” contract on Mi-17 helicopter deliveries to Argentina, a member of a Russian delegation said on Wednesday.

Source: RIA Novosti, 02-Sep-10

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18-Jun-10 LV-WJX Eurocopter Bo105 Buenos Aires, Argentina (2F)

18-Jun-10

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Clayton International awarded $6M H-3 support contract for Egypt, Peru and Argentina

Clayton International awarded $6M H-3 support contract for Egypt, Peru and Argentina

Clayton International, Inc.*, Peachtree City, Ga., is being awarded a $6,332,010 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-10-D-0013) to perform inspections, repairs and related services in support of H-3 helicopters for the governments of Egypt, Peru and Argentina.  Work will be performed in Peachtree City, Ga., and is expected to be completed in December… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-May-10

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Eurocopter signs contracts for 7 helicopters at FIDAE 2010 and receives certification for regional training centre

Eurocopter signs contracts for 7 helicopters at FIDAE 2010 and receives certification for regional training centre

Eurocopter Chile and Eurocopter Cono Sur, subsidiaries of Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, announced during FIDAE 2010 the contract signatures for the purchase of 7 helicopters and the delivery of 5 aircraft to several para public and private operators from Argentina and Chile. In addition, Eurocopter’s training centre for pilots and technical representatives from… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Mar-10

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Dart announces approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Floats in Argentina

Dart announces approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Floats in Argentina

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received ANAC approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts in Argentina.  Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received. The Apical EC145 Emergency Float Kits consist of: four emergency floats attached to the skid… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 22-Mar-10

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19-Jan-10 PA-92 Schweizer S300 San Fernando airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2F)

19-Jan-10

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04-Jan-10 LV-… Robinson R44 Fiambala, Catamarca Province, Argentina

04-Jan-10

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Eurocopter delivers two EC145 to Helicopteros Marinos for Offshore Missions

Eurocopter delivers two EC145 to Helicopteros Marinos for Offshore Missions

Eurocopter has completed the delivery of two EC145s to Helicopteros Marinos, an Argentinean offshore operator that serves the oil and gas industry in the southernmost area of Argentina.

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Dec-09

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06-Oct-09 Bell UH-1H of Argentine Air Force at Lomitas Airport, Argentina

06-Oct-09

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NAVAIR delivers second pair of Sea Kings to Argentine Navy

Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Corporate Bell 230 in Argentina

Source: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Bell-230/1530526/L/, 27-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter Bo105 of Argentine Federal Police

Source: Aviation Corner, 22-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Two Argentine military Bell 212s operating in the Antarctic

Source: Aviation Corner, 08-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Argentine Navy Schweizer 300C on floats

Source: Aviation Corner, 18-Mar-09

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Province of Entre Rios adds Police Bell 427

Source: Analisis Digital, 09-Feb-09

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7-Jan-09 CC-CGE Eurocopter AS350B3 Casa de Piedra, Las Heras, Argentina

7-Jan-09 CC-CGE Eurocopter AS350B3 Casa de Piedra, Las Heras, Argentina

07-Jan-09

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