13-Sep-2012 Source: HeliHub.com
A 1976-built Eurocopter Bo105 has been sold to the CIS state of Georgia and was delivered yesterday, reports Avia-DejaVu.net.Â The Bo105C started its operational life with the Dutch Police until it was withdrawn from use in 2010 on the introduction of the Eurocopter EC135 to their fleet.Â The remaining Bo105 fleet were taken to Emmen Heliport and put into storage by new owners BM Aviation, who we understand bought the fleet at a knock-down price with the aim of reselling them.Â The Dutch registration of this airframe – PH-RPV – was cancelled in January 2012 after its certificate of airworthiness had expired over 12 months with no hint of it being renewed.
Recently, Heli-Holland Technics performed extensive maintenance on the airframe back to airworthy condition with its new registration 4L-QOR, and it left Emmen yesterday (12 September) on delivery to its new owners in Georgia.Â As can be seen from photos here, it still retains its Dutch Police colour scheme.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
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