22-Jun-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
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 up the local code “C-06” once it starts operations in the South American country in the coming months.
This helicopter is Airbus serial 1228 from the H135 production line.
The current Carabineros de Chile fleet consists of five AgustaWestland AW109E Power, one AW139, two Airbus BK117B2 and one EC135P2+. There are also a further six Bo105s, but the airworthiness status of these is uncertain.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
Photo © 2016 Alexander Lutz