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Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to 4.6 million US dollars. On November 11, 2016, Airbus Helicopters celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will transition from firefighting operations in Europe to high altitude utility missions in the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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Carabineros de Chile to receive H135

Carabineros de Chile to receive H135

A new H135 helicopter has been test flying recently from the Airbus Helicopters factory in Donauworth, in the colours of Carabineros de Chile – the national police force of Chile.  HeliHub.com believes this order was not announced, but the aircraft is seen in the photo here carrying a German test registration, prior to it taking… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-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

Two customers in Chile order Bell 505 at FIDAE

Two customers in Chile order Bell 505 at FIDAE

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced two Bell 505 letter of intent (LOI) signings in Chile to two corporate customers. Both aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport for flights throughout the region. These signings are a testament to the growing demand of this aircraft and brings the current LOI… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Apr-16

12-Jun-15 CC-PTR Robinson R44 El Rosario, Chile

Crashed into a tree on approach to airport.  The pilot, Juan Manuel Urrutia was slightly injured, while his passenger was uninjured.

12-Jun-15

AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter delivered to the Carabineros de Chile has now entered service. The aircraft will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport. The exceptional… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

31-Mar-15 CC-APP Bell 206L4 Diego de Almagro, Chile (4F)

Crashed in mountainous area with the loss of all 4 POB. The helicopter was transporting workers sent to restore water service to the tens of thousands of people left without drinking water after the floods.  Pilot Pedro Pablo Aldunate Arriola was married to a cousin of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

31-Mar-15

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12-Mar-15 CC-CLD Eurocopter SA315B Rancagua, Chile (1F)

External load operations (carrying food and supplies to a mining camp in Colchagua) at 12,700ft amsl but only 50m above the ground when an engine problem caused pilot to jettison the load and take evasive action, descending to the right intending flying down a gorge. Sadly the pilot, named as Francisco Bismara from Argentina, died… Read more »

12-Mar-15

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23-Feb-15 CC-AFR Airbus AS350B3 Yungay, Chile

Tail rotor hit rock during firefighting work on approach to land to pick up a forest fire brigade team

23-Feb-15

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13-Feb-15 CC-PHY Robinson R44 San Lorenzo, Chile (3F)

Helicopter with four on board crashed in forest area.  One passenger (named as Miguel Zunino Valenzuela) jumped clear just before the helicopter crashed and the other three died in the accident, including Ítalo Zunino Muratori, Nicolás Fossatti and pilot Luis Alvarado.

13-Feb-15

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27-Dec-14 C-20 Eurocopter BK117B2 Tirúa, Chile

Passenger injured from gunshot fired from the ground while helicopter was overflying.  damage to plexiglass window

27-Dec-14

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Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Carabiniers of Chile have selected the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the agency’s AW 109E Power patrol helicopter in Iquique, Chile. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility complimenting the AgustaWestland 109E Power mission equipment. The Trakka A800 is the… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 08-Dec-14

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30-Nov-14 C-26 Eurocopter EC135T2 San Miguel, Chile

The helicopter landed on scene at a road accident involving an intoxicated driver whose car hit a Carabineros vehicle.  With rotors turning, a fire department vehicle got too close and clipped the blades.  Initially the helicopter spun 90 degrees on the ground before the damage caused the tail boom to break off a few seconds… Read more »

30-Nov-14

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Chile – Ecocopter prepares for new ENAP offshore contract

Chile – Ecocopter prepares for new ENAP offshore contract

Chilean operator Ecocopter is preparing for a new contract with ENAP (Empresa Nacional del Petróleo), the national petroleum company, which starts on 1st December. The company has ferried two EC135s and an AS350B3 down south to Punta Arenas – the South American continent’s southerly-most town.  From here, the three will support offshore rigs in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-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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20-Jun-14 CC-PXA Robinson R44 La Parva, Chile

Written off.  4 POB – two adults, two children – got out OK

20-Jun-14

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Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

The Chilean Army, Ejército de Chile, took delivery of the world’s first Cougar AS532 ALe on Tuesday, March 25 at the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile. This new aircraft is the latest member of the Cougar family and features the same four-axis autopilot and glass cockpit as the EC225. It is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

For the first time in Latin America under its new branding, Airbus Helicopters will display its efficient and adapted product line-up at next week’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair, featuring rotorcraft flown by a cross-section of Latin American operators to underscore the company’s leadership in this portion of the world. Maintaining an overall 40… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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10-Mar-14 CC-PXE Robinson R44 OHiggins Region, Chile

All four POB injured, and rescued by Chilean Air Force UH-1

10-Mar-14

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30-Dec-13 EC-LRD AgustaWestland AW119Ke Malleco, Chile

Badly burned in arson attack while parked.  Gang unsuccessfully attempted same on a second helicopter parked nearby

30-Dec-13

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29-Dec-13 EC-LBS Bell 407 Chiquitoy, Chile

Fire fighting helicopter shot at from the ground by 9mm bullett

29-Dec-13

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30-Oct-13 CC-CNB Bell 206L1 LongRanger Catemu, Chile (1F)

Impacted terrain on agricultural flight after hitting power cables, killing one of two on board

30-Oct-13

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24-Jun-13 CC-AHT Eurocopter AS355NP María Dolores de Los Ángeles, Chile

Heavy landing, rolled over and tail with tail rotor separated aft of the horizontal stabiliser.

24-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland appoints Aviasur Official Distributor in Chile

AgustaWestland appoints Aviasur Official Distributor in Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that AVIASUR has been appointed Official Distributor for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in Chile and Peru. AVIASUR has also signed a contract for one AW119Kx single engine and one GrandNew light twin helicopter. This contract marks the entrance of the AW119Kx into the Chilean helicopter market. Both signings… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-13

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Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter kicked off day 2 of Heli-Expo with a ceremony recognizing Ecocopter, the largest Eurocopter commercial operator in Chile, for 10 years of operation in Chile and Peru. On the occasion, Dominique Andréani, commercial director of Eurocopter Cono Sur, presented Ecocopter President Eduardo Ergas and CEO Fernando Kogan with a commemorative plaque as well as… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Avincis appoints CEO Latin America

Avincis appoints CEO Latin America

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Kümmerlin as Regional CEO Latin America, with immediate effect. Based in Santiago, Chile, Ian will be responsible for further developing Avincis’ business in the region, which includes subsidiaries Inaer Chile and Inaer Peru… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 04-Mar-13

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INAER Helicopter Chile reinforces firefighting fleet

INAER Helicopter Chile reinforces firefighting fleet

INAER Helicopter Chile, aware of the importance of conserving the environment, has once again this year reinforced its fleet of aircraft for the 2012-2013 firefighting campaign with helicopters from the now-completed summer campaign in Spain and Portugal, where they intervened in numerous forest fires. During his visit to the Trilahue Air Base, Ricardo Rivera, leader… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 06-Feb-13

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Chile approves Bell 429, including weight increase

Chile approves Bell 429, including weight increase

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) has validated the Bell 429 for operations in Chile. Additionally, DGAC has endorsed the operation of the Bell 429 at 3402 kg (7,500 lbs.). This approval, based on Transport Canada’s certification, makes Chile the fourteenth country to increase the maximum… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jan-13

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06-Nov-12 Bell 206L Chincolco, Chile

Helicopter crashed during agricultural work.  Pilot reported as Hernán Cabrera, age 47.  Distant photo shows helicopter landed upright in the crop, although tail does not look quite right!  Chilean sources are quoting the accident as a UH-1H, but we do not agree – see the two stabilizer end-plates, definitely a LongRanger!

06-Nov-12

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Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.  Avincis’ operating companies deliver across… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 16-Oct-12

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Chile to buy eight AS532 Cougars from Netherlands?

Chile to buy eight AS532 Cougars from Netherlands?

Chile is in talks with the Netherlands to purchase eight Cougar helicopters that are likely to be reconditioned and upgraded to form part of an air cavalry brigade. (see full story)

Source: UPI, 16-Sep-12

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Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASUR’s modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Aug-12

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Chile – Ecocopter implements iPad across its fleet

Chile – Ecocopter implements iPad across its fleet

[Electronic translation]  Among its applications is a navigation system with aeronautical maps, airport information, radio aids, weight balance, video security briefings, and others. Ecocopter again make a difference in service, through the incorporation of iPad2s in their helicopters with the latest technology that allow these tablets. The tool offers a great application platform utility that allows… Read more »

Source: Ecocopter, 04-Jul-12

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Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

Radio Netherlands has issued a report that their local Defence Ministry is looking to dispose of aircraft in an effort to both raise some money and to save operational costs – their target is to shave a billion euros from its budget. Apart from a proposed sale of fifteen F-16 jets to Romania, they also… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-12

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18-May-12 Bell 206B Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

Minor damage in accident while helicopter was involved in operations to do with a ratio antenna in support of a sports challenge on the island called “Transportation Achilles”.  The three crew members were unharmed – Fernando Saver Oyarzún, Claudio Navarrete Flores and Rodrigo Vargas Soto.  One source quotes the helicopter serial number as “38” but… Read more »

18-May-12

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Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

The HeliHub.com team has noticed that the early sales of the Bell 407GX demonstrate particular success for Bell in Central and South America.  Of the first 14 off the production line, more than half are in that region, with three in Brazil and one each to Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. The 407GX is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-12

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Carabineros de Chile accept fifth AW109 Power

Carabineros de Chile accept fifth AW109 Power

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Carabineros de Chile have accepted their fifth AW109 Power light twin helicopter. A ceremony was recently held at FIDAE 2012 in Santiago in the presence of several dignitaries and representatives from the Chilean Government, the Italian Embassy and the operator. The Carabineros de Chile has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Mar-12

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Eurocopter confirms commitment to Latin America at FIDAE

Eurocopter confirms commitment to Latin America at FIDAE

Eurocopter’s participation at the FIDAE International Air and Space Show in Santiago de Chile will underscore its strong presence in Latin America with a competitive range of products perfectly adapted to the growing needs of customers in the region. Eurocopter is the leader in Latin America with more than 1,200 helicopters in operation, accounting for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Mar-12

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HAI goes to FIDAE in Santiago, Chile

HAI goes to FIDAE in Santiago, Chile

HAI will be participating in the FIDAE show in Santiago, Chile, from March 27-April 1 as part of the Association of Chilean Helicopters (ACHHEL) display. Come along and meet David York, HAI’s vice president of regulations and international affairs; and Jose Orozco, HAI’s operations and safety assistant, who will be bringing news from the U.S. market and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Mar-12

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Shipping company becomes first GrandNew operator in Chile

Shipping company becomes first GrandNew operator in Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the GrandNew light twin helicopter has entered the Chilean helicopter market with the purchase of one aircraft by Naviera Mistral SA [a shipping company, Ed] based in Santiago del Chile. This helicopter will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport missions. The aircraft is scheduled to be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-12

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01-Mar-12 CC-CSU Eurocopter AS350B3 San Felix, Chile

Contacted cables, but landed normally with all three main rotor blades damaged.  Pilot listed as Francisco Esquivel Sierra

01-Mar-12

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Chile’s Servicios Aéreos Helicopters sold to Canadian group

Chile’s Servicios Aéreos Helicopters sold to Canadian group

Discovery Air subsidiary, Great Slave Helicopters Limited (GSH) announced today that it has completed the purchase of Servicios Aéreos Helicopters.cl Ltda (“SAL”) in Chile. Founded in 2002, SAL provides helicopter services to domestic and multinational customers in the mining, power construction, and forestry sectors of the Chilean economy. With two main operating bases in north… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 03-Feb-12

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Ecocopter seals alliance with Erickson Air-Crane

Ecocopter seals alliance with Erickson Air-Crane

(Electronic translation from Spanish) Barry Kaplan, Director of Business Development for South America Air-Crane Erickson expects strong industry growth in the next decade. Peru Ecocopter sealed a powerful alliance with Erickson Air-Crane (EAC), a strategic partner in the market for oil, gas, mining and energy. With it will be possible to have in Peru with… Read more »

Source: Ecocopter, 11-Jan-12

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01-Jan-12 Bell UH-1H Trilahue, Chile

Details to follow

01-Jan-12

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30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.  Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,  which is what it is currently actively involved in.  Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.

30-Dec-11

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INAER opens a new HEMS base in Chile

INAER opens a new HEMS base in Chile

In the city of Puerto Varas has been installed an emergency helicopter operations center for southern Chile. At the base, a Bell 212 helicopter will operate, equipped with a mobile ICU and medical equipment for the patient to receive the first care, stabilization in the accident site and care during transport to hospital. “The use of helicopters to evacuate critically… Read more »

Source: INAER, 12-Dec-11

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12-Dec-11 CC-ABX Eurocopter AS350B3 Minera Pascua-Lama, Chile

External load operations.  Load had been transferred when pilot felt something unusual and elected to make an autorotation landing.  Lost control in the flare and the helicopter landed heavily and rolled onto its side – severely damaged. Pilot listed as Eduardo Boisset Encina

12-Dec-11

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Eurocopter Chile celebrates 10 years

Eurocopter Chile celebrates 10 years

Eurocopter opted for a sunset in the foothills of the Andes near Santiago as the backdrop for the tenth anniversary of the company’s establishment in Chile, which was attended by over 300 guests. During these ten years this subsidiary has enjoyed exponential growth, with a two-fold increase in the number of Eurocopter helicopters in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-11

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CHC sell two Eurocopter Super Pumas to Chilean military

CHC sell two Eurocopter Super Pumas to Chilean military

Global operator CHC are understood to be selling at least two Eurocopter AS332L Super Pumas to the Chilean military.  The pair, both currently registered in the UK, are being worked on at their heavy maintenance base in Stavangar, Norway, according to industry sources.  They have been painted in a gloss grey scheme.  It is possible… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-11

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Eurocopter Chile delivers the first AS350B3e in the Americas

Eurocopter Chile delivers the first AS350B3e in the Americas

The Eurocopter Chile subsidiary of Eurocopter delivered an AS350 B3e helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos today, making it the first operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing aircraft in the Americas. This new model joins the helicopter fleet at Servicios Aéreos Kipreos, which specializes in high-precision aerial work, and has included the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Oct-11

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14-Oct-11 CC-PCS Robinson R44 Santiago, Chile

During take-off phase, pilot Andres Navarro Haeussler made sudden and very heavy landing on taxiway, causing damage to the aircraft.  Pilot and passenger unhurt.  Skids splayed out, tail ended up touching the ground

14-Oct-11

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LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with AVIASUR appointing them as Independent Sales Representatives for Chile and Peru for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters. The agreement follows the entry into the market of the AW119Ke single engine helicopter and the best selling AW109 Power and GrandNew twin-engine helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Aug-11

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First R66 arrives in Latin America

First R66 arrives in Latin America

Agencias Universales has recently registered R66 serial 0022 as CC-AEE.  This marks the first R66 in South America, and HeliHub.com is surprised that this event has occurred in Chile rather than Brazil or Argentina, traditionally much bigger markets for the California-based manufacturer than Chile. There are two R66 dealers in Chile – Agrotores Trabajos Aereos… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-May-11

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27-Apr-11 CC-PJI Bell B206 San Clemente, Chile (1F)

Crashed while firefighting, pilot Matuaze Héctor de la Fuente, 54, died at the scene of the accident, while his passenger, Cristián Sánchez Gabriel Orellana, 38, was seriously injured

27-Apr-11

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24-Mar-11 CC-CID Bell 205A-1 San Clemente, Chile

Pilot lost control over a forest fire.  Helicopter crashed killing pilot Hector Metuaze de la Fuente, Passenger seriously injured.  Post crash fire and burnt out

24-Mar-11

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18-Mar-11 CC-ACX Eurocopter AS350B3 Libertador, Chile

Passenger struck fatally on head by main rotor when disembarking on sloping site.  Pilot listed as Pablo Blanco Venegas

18-Mar-11

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Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that Firefly S.p.A of Chile has taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions. The delivery marks the entrance of the AW119Ke into the Chilean helicopter market. AgustaWestland has previously sold and delivered to the Carabineros de… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Bell strengthens customer service in Latin America and Central Asia

Bell strengthens customer service in Latin America and Central Asia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company has appointed two new Bell Helicopter authorized Customer Service Facilities (CSFs), expanding its service capabilities in Latin America and Central Asia. In February, Bell Helicopter appointed Sky Tech, LLP in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Eagle Copters Centro Mantenimiento Autorizado S.A (Eagle Copters) in Santiago, Chile, as the company’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Mar-11

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Chilean Forestry Department finally starts Sokol operations

Chilean Forestry Department finally starts Sokol operations

CONAF, the Chilean Forestry Department, took delivery of its first PZL Sokol helicopter back last Autumn, as reported here on HeliHub.com – but has been grounded since then due to lack of qualified pilots.  The organisation has suffered a significant amount of local criticism due to bad planning of the whole operation. Aviation director Manuel… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-11

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22-Jan-11 CC-PHP Robinson R44 Cobquecura, Chile

President Piñera landed off-airfield in his own R44, and a video of the incident taken by a citizen suggested that the stop was unplanned.  The President denies this, saying it was a planned refuelling stop

22-Jan-11

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Lack of trained pilots grounds Chile’s Forestry PZL Sokol

Lack of trained pilots grounds Chile’s Forestry PZL Sokol

Having achieved local certification in Chile in September 2010, the National Forestry Commission’s PZL W-3 Sokol lies idle due to lack of trained pilots

Source: Pura Noticia, 06-Jan-11

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Register Update – Chile – November 2010

Register Update – Chile – November 2010

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: AMCAR, 04-Dec-10

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Chile to acquire dedicated counter-narcotics helicopter

Chile to acquire dedicated counter-narcotics helicopter

The Investigative Police of Chile (PDI – Policía de Investigaciones) will soon be launching a tender for the supply of one or more helicopters to support anti-drug operations. This is the result of central government funding approval as part of a determined push against drugs. The aircraft will need to operate at altitude as a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-10

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06-Nov-10 CC-AAN Eurocopter AS350B2 Taltal, Chile (1F)

Canadian-born pilot Alex Remond Claude Deur, died in the crash at Taltal, near Route 5 North in the region of Antofagasta.

06-Nov-10

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Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

A PZL W-3 Sokol has been in Chile since at least April 2010 on a Polish registration while certification issues are sorted. This process was finally completed in September, and local registration CC-ACJ was issued and it was noted as such on 30th September at Vina del Mar – Rodelillo Airport (photo here). The operator… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-10

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AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that it has sold one AW119Ke single engine and one Grand light twin helicopter in Chile. These two contracts mark the entrance of the AW119Ke and the Grand into the Chilean helicopter market. Both the AW119Ke and Grand will be used by private customers for corporate transport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

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Chile holds ceremony to present three new Bell 412EPs

Chile holds ceremony to present three new Bell 412EPs

(Automated translation) In a ceremony held on Tuesday 15 June, Aviation Group No. 8 presented the three new Bell 412 EP helicopters recently incorporated into its endowment to support the fight. The event took place inside the hangar of the unit and was chaired by the Commander in Chief of the V th Air Brigade,… Read more »

Source: Chilean Air Force, 30-Jun-10

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Eagle Copters South America opens new 27,000 sq.ft facility

Eagle Copters South America opens new 27,000 sq.ft facility

Eagle Copters South America S.A. (ECSA) announces the opening of a brand new state of the art 27,000 square foot facility in Chicureo, just outside of Santiago Chile. Nearly one year for the construction process and after being affected by the earthquake, Martin Busquets, General Manager and partner, explains “we are officially open for business… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters South America, 08-Jun-10

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49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

U.S Private Equity Group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) said on Wednesday it had entered into a partnership with Investindustrial to take a minority stake in helicopter firm Grupo Inaer.

Source: Reuters, 30-Apr-10

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European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

Southern European private equity firm Investindustrial is seeking to sell helicopter firm Grupo Inaer for as much as 675 million euros ($908 million), people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters, 21-Apr-10

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United Rotorcraft Solutions expanding business into Latin America

United Rotorcraft Solutions expanding business into Latin America

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), currently supporting some Latin American customers, has taken steps to expand their business in that region.  At February’s HAI Hel-Expo, URS introduced their recently appointed Director of New Business Development, Mr. Luis Vargas, whose present focus is Latin America. Luis holds an MBA with concentration in international business and entrepreneurship, a… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions, 07-Apr-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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Chile reportedly orders five Mi-17s

Chile reportedly orders five Mi-17s

Deputy head of International Cooperation of the Russian Technologies corporation, Sergei Goreslavski, avoided comment in Santiago on how many helicopters would buy Chile, but the figure of five aircraft had been earlier

Source: RPP, 25-Mar-10

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25-Mar-10 H-133 MD Helicopters MD369FF Duao, Chile

25-Mar-10

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