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Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will leverage its assets in Colombia to provide BLACK HAWK helicopter operators in Mexico with maintenance, component repair and pilot simulator training, the company announced today as a step toward establishing Colombia as a nexus for supporting BLACK HAWK operators throughout Latin America. The initiative will enable Mexico’s growing BLACK… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Aug-16

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

The widow of Helinet boss Al Purwin has raied a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages and against Cross Creek Pictures LLC, Imagine Entertainment LLC, Vendian Entertinament LLC, Quadrant Pictures and the estate of pilot Carlos Berl, who also died in the accident – See full story

Source: Report CA, 22-Apr-16

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Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Mar-16

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

Crashed and burned out after reported loss of hydraulics led to loss of tail rotor control and an emergency landing.  Six fatalities named as Pilot Javier Arias F, copilot Germán David Beltrán;  Col. Carlos Alberto Melendez, police commander for Meta region, along with colleagues Jeison Alejandro García and Luís Felipe Nieva Gómez, plus one other… Read more »

05-Oct-15

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

Colombia looking into helipad near Lost City site

Colombia looking into helipad near Lost City site

A tourism operator is talking to Colombia’s national authorities to see if it is possible to build a helicopter pad near the Lost City, ancient pre-Columbian ruins that now require a six-day trek to visit. See Full Story

Source: Colombia Reporters, 03-Sep-15

04-Aug-15 PNC-0608 Sikorsky UH-60L Carepa, Colombia (16F)

Helicopter on low-level anti-drug operation crashed, reportedly having been shot at from the ground by an improvised mortar device.  Initial reports said 15 fatal and 2 survivors, later raised to 16+2 List deceased includes – Assistant Superintendent Gualdrón Diego Rodriguez. Patrolman Jesus Antonio Polo.  Patrullero Enrique Escobar.  Patrolman Wilson Reyes Martinez.  Patrullero Norberto Cáceres Baptist. … Read more »

04-Aug-15

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14-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 El Bejuco, Colombia (4F)

Helicopter on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four.  Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.

14-Jul-15

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Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

The Royal Moroccan Air Force had a good problem. They had just acquired three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the US Army, the Moroccan’s had a requirement to bring the aircraft to an almost new condition before they could begin to operate them. The answer came from just under 6,000 miles away, in Aurora, Oregon…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 13-May-15

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Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) with the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with Pratt & Whitney PT6T and JT15D… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, marking the entrance of the type in the Latin American country and the first offshore AW139 in Spanish South America. These aircraft, whose delivery is expected in 2015, will be used to support the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-14

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28-Aug-14 HK-4287G Robinson R22 Amaga, Colombia

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28-Aug-14

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Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a forum non conveniens motion filed by Robinson Helicopter Company, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell to have a fatal helicopter crash case (the very first R66 crash) removed from her courtroom in Los Angeles to be litigated in Colombia, where the crash occurred. In her March 28 ruling, the Honorable Michelle R…. Read more »

Source: Baum Hedlund, 11-Apr-14

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23-Feb-14 EJC-2160 Sikorsky UH-60L Hondas, Colombia (4F)

Accident killed Major Luis Fabián Carrero Llanos, Captain Jhonny Patiño Ballesteros, Sargeant Leonardo Polo Monje and Cadet Mauricio Gómez Vélez.

23-Feb-14

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Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

The Colombian Navy has recently taken delivery of two Bell 412EPs, serialled locally as ARC-225 and ARC-226. These are Bell serial numbers 36639 test flown as N493AH and became ARC-225 with Colombian Navy, and 36640 test flown as N495FB and became ARC-226 with Colombian Navy Finished in a overall naval grey colour, the helicopters feature… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-14

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09-Jan-14 HK-4462 Bell 206L3 Anori, Colombia (5F)

Crashed killing all five occupants – military personnel flying in a civilian helicopter.  Former president quoted here said that crash caused by FARC terrorists

09-Jan-14

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23-Dec-13 PNC-0923 Bell 206L4 Briceño, Colombia

Helicopter landed close to a landmine which was then triggered via mobile phone by a terrorist group.  2 injuries of 6 POB – named as Patrolman Diego Garzón and the pilot Captain Juan Gabriel Ramirez

23-Dec-13

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R66 being used in EMS role in Colombia

R66 being used in EMS role in Colombia

A Robinson R66 is being used in Colombia as a pediatric air ambulance. It is flying alongside Westwind 1124A and Learjet 31 jets with Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV). Doctors at FCV are using the R66 to reach pediatric patients in remote areas. The back seat of the R66 has been replaced with a bench,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Nov-13

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29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

Very heavy landing on training flight, remained upright, although boom broken at root.  Post impact fire was extinguished.

29-Oct-13

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Colombia takes delivery of first S-70i with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability

Colombia takes delivery of first S-70i with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has delivered to the Colombian Army two S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters incorporating a Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) as standard equipment. Colombia is the first country to field S-70i helicopters equipped with HTAWS, which Sikorsky has customized for the unique requirements of the combat assault and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Oct-13

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15-Oct-13 EJC-4214 Bell UH-1H La Mayajura, Colombia

Crashed in mountainous region close to Venezeulan border.  No casualties

15-Oct-13

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07-Oct-13 HK-4770 Mil Mi-171 Orito, Colombia

Inadvertently landed in a mine field.  Occupants escaped unharmed but helicopter later consumed by fire.

07-Oct-13

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MAKS 2013 – Vertical de Aviacion signs for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s

MAKS 2013 – Vertical de Aviacion signs for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion today signed agreements for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon. Vertical de Aviacion plans to deploy the Mi-171A1s in Mexico for cargo and passenger flights, while… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Aug-13

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09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

Contacted high voltage powerlines and crashed with 5 fatalities.  Registration NOT yet verified

09-Jul-13

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Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to buy two additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the Special Forces of the Colombian… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Apr-13

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Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the opening of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar. The first of its kind in South America, the center provides pilot and flight crew training for the Colombian Armed Services and Sikorsky military customers throughout the region…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Apr-13

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01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

Precautionary landing due to engine problem en route Bucaramanga to Yopal

01-Apr-13

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Colombian Army takes delivery of five S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army takes delivery of five S-70i Black Hawks

The Colombian Army has formally inducted five new Sikorsky S-70i multi-mission helicopters into its fleet of BLACK HAWK aircraft. Colombia is the first South American country to buy the S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter variant from Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “We are honored by the trust the Colombian Armed Forces continue to… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Mar-13

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Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

(electronic translation) In order to improve the training of helicopter pilots UH-60L, the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón Well, today delivered to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) art simulator in Melgar (Tolima). The sophisticated equipment is the exact replica of a cockpit of these aircraft, known as Black Hawk, has all the tools, systems and… Read more »

Source: Colombian Air Force, 11-Mar-13

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25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

Crashed from low level hover due to high winds

25-Feb-13

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14-Feb-13 HK-2887 Bell 206B Caldono, Colombia

Four injured in emergency landing in a garden.  Pilot Eduardo Augusto Ospina was flying three military personnel – mobile brigade commander 29, Colonel Carlos Salamanca; Corporal Hector Fabio Sogamoso, and professional soldier Jaider Cardenas Posso.

14-Feb-13

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Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to structurally repair seven damaged UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters for the Colombian Army (COLAR) at its base depot in Tolemaida, Colombia. To ensure sustained support for operations as mandated by the Colombian Army, the Colombian Army Aviation (part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team) has continued to expand its in-country… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 31-Jan-13

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Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

Vertical de Aviacion has added three Mi-8s to its fleet, believed to be part of its ongoing support flights in Afghanistan. In the last three years, US Dept of Defense has contracted the company to the value of $498 Million – see details. The three Mi-8s have been acquired pre-owned, one from South Africa and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jan-13

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05-Jan-13 Bell 412 Tumaco, Colombia (1F)

Colombian Navy 412 crashed on an EMS mission, killing Ocoró John Jairo Torres, who had over 15 years military experience.  Four others to hospital – Pilot Miguel Córdoba, Copilot Juan Pablo Zuloaga; and rescuers Luis Miguel Ibáñez and Ronal Jiménez.

05-Jan-13

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15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

Emergency landing into trees.  Three injuries reported

15-Dec-12

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RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of two new dealers in Colombia, and Australia. RotorWay of Colombia is back! Diego Torres is owner of RotorWay Colombia. Diego has been selling, building and flying RotorWay helicopters for over a decade, and we are happy to have him back. David Donaldson is taking over the… Read more »

Source: RotorWay, 10-Dec-12

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22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

Approx date.  Autorotation landing to uneven ground in open field.  Helicopter ended up tail low on its skids, and witness reported blade damage. 3 POB not injured

23-Nov-12

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Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced it has expanded its support of the Colombia Armed Forces BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet by opening an office in Bogota, Colombia. In addition, Sikorsky will open South America’s first BLACK HAWK helicopter training center in Melgar, Colombia, in early 2013. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The new office… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Nov-12

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01-Nov-12 Huey II Sandoná, Colombia

Failed to gain height, and control very erratic on take-off from sports field.  Put down safely, but not before damaging buildings with its downwash.  Government minister on board

01-Nov-12

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Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

(electronic translation from original)  After two days of the seminar held in the capital city, which was represented in 25 countries of the continent, successfully concluded this academic event, where experience showed that Colombia has acquired over time, in the fight against illicit drug trafficking by air. He highlighted the work being done combined with… Read more »

Source: Colombian Air Force, 15-Oct-12

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Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

The Columbian Air Force has very recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP, with the aircraft being noted at various points on its ferry flight from Texas, including San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica on Sunday 7th October.  The aircraft is a replacement for an earlier 412 which was damaged beyond… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-12

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FARC guerrillas release kidnapped helicopter pilots

FARC guerrillas release kidnapped helicopter pilots

Pilots Juan Carlos Alvarez and Alejandro de Jesus Ocampo were handed over to representatives of the ICRC and a local human rights non-governmental organisation in a remote area in the jungle-covered Cauca province (see full story)

01-Aug-12

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26-May-12 Bell UH-1 Huey II Nariño, Colombia

Pilot experienced some difficulties and elected to put the helicopter down in a mangrove swamp on approach to Tumaco airport.  All four (one report says five) occupants safely recovered

26-May-12

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Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-12

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30-Apr-12 FAC-4020 Bell 212 Sabanagrande, Colombia (13F)

The helicopter was on a transport mission from Barranquilla to Caucasia when the accident occurred, killing all 13 on board – 7 from the Colombian Air Force and 6 from the Colombian National Police.  Pilot was named as Major Abel Jorge Garcia Cardona, while Lieutenant Hector Vega Alejandro Cuevas was serving as copilot.

30-Apr-12

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Helicargo SA to bring Bell 525 Relentless to Colombia

Helicargo SA to bring Bell 525 Relentless to Colombia

Luis Guillermo Angel Restrepo and his company Helicargo S.A. will bring the newly unveiled Bell 525 “super medium” helicopter to Colombian skies in the near future. Angel Restrepo (Helicargo) will have sole authority to distribute this helicopter in Colombia and will begin marketing this model immediately. With literally an audience of thousands, Bell Helicopter put… Read more »

Source: Helicargo, 23-Apr-12

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Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca (Safran group) announces the creation of Turbomeca Mexico , Located in. the federal capital of Mexico , Called Federal District – DF. Turbomeca Mexico is Aimed at Supporting Turbomeca engines operators in Mexico, Central America and north of South America ( Bolivia , Colombia , Ecuador and Venezuela ). The primary goal of Turbomeca… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage.  Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out.  4POB injured.

08-Jan-12

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03-Dec-11 SIkorsky UH-60 San Jeronimo, Colombia

Extensively damaged in accident after the helicopter refueled, said Army aviation division commander Gen. Javier Rey, adding that the aircraft had problems “with a crosswind” that forced it to the ground.  All nine occupants survived

03-Dec-11

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Colombia’s National Police orders three Black Hawks

Colombia’s National Police orders three Black Hawks

Colombia’s National Police has ordered three Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawks, according to Infodefensa.com The helicopters will be operated by the Anti-Narcotics Police Directorate for use in detection and monitoring missions derived from drug trafficking activities.  Deliveries are scheduled from January 2012. The three were purchased by the Colombian military under a “Special Projects” budget category. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-11

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Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced that a LRAD 1000X system mounted on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was deployed by the Colombian Air Force recently in their “Audacity and Will” campaign. The main component of the campaign was the use of the LRAD 1000X to communicate demobilization messages to… Read more »

Source: LRAD, 25-Jul-11

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12-Jul-11 N810AG Robinson R66 Girardot Airport, Colombia (2F)

Crashed shortly after take-off.  One report suggests tail rotor struck a tree, but nephew of pilot says it lost the tail at 400ft.  Fatalities named as Ricardo Cabrera (pilot/trainer) and Juan Pablo Gaviria (owner/student)

12-Jul-11

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Sikorsky advances Black Hawk training center in Colombia

Sikorsky advances Black Hawk training center in Colombia

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that construction of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar is well under way and on schedule for completion this year. A premier training center for rotary wing aircraft, the facility will further improve the operational readiness of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Jul-11

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Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

PARIS – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that Colombia’s UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet has surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. Colombia’s Army, National Police, and Air Force combine to operate nearly 100 BLACK HAWK helicopters for a variety of missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, anti-drug,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Jun-11

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11-Jun-11 PNC-0731 Bell UH-1 Huey II Salinas, Colombia (8F)

Struck high voltage powerline. 8 fatalities named as pilot Néstor Manuel Niño Acosta, Copilot Fabián Fuentes Meneses, technician Leandro Sánchez Sánchez  and passengers Gutiérrez Mendoza Eimer, John Contreras Lobo, John Joya Delgado, Germán Medina Delgado and Wilson Correa Castillo

11-Jun-11

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23-May-11 HK-4448 Bell 206L3 El Alto, Colombia (2F)

Low level survey flight

23-May-11

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21-May-11 HP-1683 Robinson R44 Pacific Ocean off Colombia

Tuna spotting helicopter crashed into the sea.  Condition of pilot (named Rodriguez) unknown

21-May-11

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09-May-11 HK-4718 Bell 206L-3 Puerto Wilches, Colombia

5 passengers and 2 crew members who were injured and were airlifted by helicopters of the Armed Forces to hospitals in Bucaramanga and Barrancabermeja

09-May-11

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Sikorsky provides in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky provides in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the signing of an annually renewable contract providing in-country maintenance in support of the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. Twenty-one Sikorsky-trained technicians will perform Phase Maintenance Inspections and 120 hour inspections at the Aviation Maintenance Base in Tolemaida to help ensure fleet mission readiness for combat operations. Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Apr-11

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07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

Air-to-air with FAC-4501, killing 5 in this helicopter. Air force Capt. Juan Jose Orjuela, Mexican Lt. Dante Herrera Alarcon, Lt. Manuel Alberto Cuspoca, technician John Mario Diaz Llanos and technician Felipe Pava Rodriguez were killed in the accident.

07-Mar-11

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07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

Air-to-air accident with FAC-4506.  No fatalities in this helicopter.  Crew listed as Captain Jorge Eduardo Estrada Olivares (Army Pilot), Lt Ivan Camilo Gonzalez Rada (Student Army), Lt Hugo Estrada Lopez (Mexican Student) and First Technical Luis Carlos Castro (Crew FAC)

07-Mar-11

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18-Feb-11 HK-4594 Bell B206B Galán Rio Negro, Colombia (4F)

Brig. Gen. Alfredo Bocanegra Navia, the 48-year-old commander of the army’s 5th Brigade, and his aides (Lt. John Alexander Salcedo, Pvt. German Alfonso Ortiz) were traveling from brigade headquarters in Bucaramanga, Santander’s capital, to the town of Aguachica in neighboring Cesar province.  Civilian pilot Jaime Landinez was also killed

18-Feb-11

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13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)

Weather was reported as poor. The helicopter was piloted by Captains Israel Vega Castillo and Ernesto Carranza Domínguez, and flight technical Concepción Valdés Carrillo. Registration wrongly reported in press as XU-ANI which is not a Mexican registration (we expect XA- prefix)

13-Nov-10

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Vertical de Aviación wins $139M of Afghanistan transportation work

Vertical de Aviación wins $139M of Afghanistan transportation work

Nueva Zona De Aviacion General, Bogota, Colombia, is being awarded a $139,038,859 option year modification for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and the option will start Nov. 1, 2010, to be completed by Oct. 31,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-10

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RotorWay announces new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia

RotorWay announces new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia

RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of three new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia. Our newest dealer is Jet Flyer, LLC. located in Moscow, Russia. Jet Flyer will be responsible for sales and support in Russia, Belarus and Kazachstan. They have extensive experience in manufacturing and maintenance of light sport aircraft. Their… Read more »

Source: RotorWay International, 12-Oct-10

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04-Sep-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 Bogota, Colombia

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HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

COVENAS, Colombia  — Colombian Marines search the sky as they hear a loud commotion overhead. Within minutes, three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters creep from the trees and land at the flight line as part of a joint subject matter expert exchange on Colombian Marine Corps Base Covenas in Colombia, Aug. 13. Colombian Marines geared up… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 30-Aug-10

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20-Apr-10 FAC4255 Hughes 369HS Chaparral, Colombia (4F)

20-Apr-10

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20-Apr-10 HK-3262 Bell 222UT Chaparral, Colombia (3F)

Air-to-Air accident with military UH-1

20-Apr-10

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Colombia to buy 9 Black Hawk helicopters -sources

Colombia to buy 9 Black Hawk helicopters -sources

The Colombian government plans to purchase nine Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky, sources at the Colombian embassy in Washington told Reuters

Source: Reuters, 14-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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06-Apr-10 FAC-4009 Bell 212 Ocaña, Colombia

06-Apr-10

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AgustaWestland and Synergy Aerospace Expand Their Distribution Agreement To Include Colombia

AgustaWestland and Synergy Aerospace Expand Their Distribution Agreement To Include Colombia

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Feb-08

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