13-Sep-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
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.Â The new aircraft carries fleet code H12, and joins the existing H11 which we feature in the photos accompanying this article.Â H12 carries the civil reqistration LQ-CQN and is Eurocopter serial 0973.
The organisation now has a fleet of one Eurocopter BK117, the two EC135s and two Bo105s, and HeliHub.com estimates that one of the Bo105s will be retired once the second EC135 is fully operational. Additionally they hold a locally-built Cicare SVH-2 ground trainer, as well as Cessna 150L and Citation 500 fixed wings.
Since formation in 1972, a total of eight Bo105s have been operated, together with one Dauphin (later transferred to the Coast Guard), one BK117 and the two Ec135s.Â The unit is based at the purpose-builtÂ Isla Demarchi Heliport in Buenos Aires.
Photo credit Mauro Selvaggi
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com