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25-Oct-15 FAH-977 Bell 412EP Ocotepeque, Honduras

On second attempt to take off, helicopter gained height very slowly and caught some wires, causing it to crash.  Three on board injured. Later report gave those on board as Victor Sosa (pilot), Ariel Murillo (copilot), Ariel Soriano (commander), and paratroopers; Oscar Matamoros (captain), Deivy Ayestas, Alfonso Mejia, Daniel Korea and Fabricio Flores.

25-Oct-15

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

The Air Force of Honduras has recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP for the Presidential Flight.  It replaces an older 412SP which has been on charge in this role since 1988, and was one of a fleet of ten bought at that time.  It is not clear exactly how many of the original… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-15

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El Salvador Protests Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

El Salvador Protests Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes sent a formal protest to Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday to protest Honduras’ construction of a heliport on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. See full story

Source: Herald Tribune, 27-Mar-14

US Army 1-228th Aviation Regiment gains deck-landing qualifications

US Army 1-228th Aviation Regiment gains deck-landing qualifications

Flight crews from the 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducted deck landing qualifications on the USS Rentz off the coast of Honduras, Feb. 8-10. The training, which took place approximately 70 miles off the Honduran coast, was done to qualify 1-228th Aviation Regiment pilots and crew chiefs on shipboard operations. “This was a great and unique training… Read more »

Source: US Army, 16-Feb-14

16-Nov-13 HR-AXO Bell 407 Rio Abajo, Honduras

While en route from Tegucigalpa to Juticalpa, an inflight problem led to emergency landing, during which main rotor blades sliced tail boom.  Helicopter landed upright on its skids in a field of long grass.  One passenger was Honduras’ ruling party presidential candidate, Juan Hernandez

16-Nov-13

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

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

North Texas based, Uniflight has announced the recent overhaul and refurbishment of five Bell 412 helicopters for the Honduran Air Force. The extensive project included a complete overhaul and inspection of the airframe, engines and all dynamic components as well as an avionics upgrade and modernization. Much of the work was performed in Honduras with… Read more »

Source: Uniflight, 18-Nov-10

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

The five Bell 412 helicopters were officially handed over to President Porfirio Lobo

Source: El Heraldo, 29-Oct-10

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18-Sep-10 HR-AVL Bell 206 San Pedro Sula, Honduras (1F)

18-Sep-10

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08-Jul-10 FAH-… Bell B412 San Lorenzo, Honduras

08-Jul-10

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