Bolivia

Bell secures letter of intent from Bolivian 505 purchaser

Bell secures letter of intent from Bolivian 505 purchaser

19-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Mr. Rodrigo Gutíerrez for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft will be used for personal corporate transport. The agreement was signed in Bolivia by Mr. Gutíerrez who owns and operates two large cattle ranches, five sugar cane farms and a sugar mill.... Read more

Airbus delivers second AS332C1e to Bolivian Air Force

Airbus delivers second AS332C1e to Bolivian Air Force

15-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 2nd Super Puma AS332 C1e to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB). At the end of 2013, the FAB purchased six of these light-medium helicopters to fight drug trafficking and perform civil security and public service missions throughout the country. The first helicopter was delivered in August of this year and... Read more

AS350 B3 pilot helps build world’s longest urban cable car system in Bolivia

AS350 B3 pilot helps build world’s longest urban cable car system in Bolivia

23-Oct-2014Source: Airbus

Earlier this year, the city of La Paz in Bolivia launched the world’s longest urban aerial cable-car system, a veritable subway in the sky that has brought relief to millions of the city’s commuters who had faced increasingly longer commutes in mini-buses, taxis and cars on La Paz’s narrow congested streets. An alternative to costlier... Read more

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first AS332C1e

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first AS332C1e

19-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Last week, Airbus Helicopters held a delivery ceremony at their Marignane plant in southern France to hand over the first of six AS332C1e helicopters to Bolivia. Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra was on hand to receive the helicopter, as you can see in the official military press photo! The helicotper should arrive in-country in July, with... Read more

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

31-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Among the announcements at FIDAE 2014 was the Bolivian Air Force’s order for two more EC145s.  They will be operated to support natural disasters, fire support, medical evacuations, supply in isolated areas and the transfer of government personnel. The new order includes pilot training, technical assistance and a logistic package of tools and spare parts... Read more

Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

26-Feb-2014Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Bolivian Ministry of the Interior has placed orders for two MD 530F aircraft.  The aircraft will be operated by the Bolivian National Police to provide additional airborne security for the Ministry of the... Read more

Bolivia orders six AS332C1e for public-security and disaster-relief missions

Bolivia orders six AS332C1e for public-security and disaster-relief missions

20-Jan-2014Source: Airbus

The Bolivian Air Force (FAB) has selected the latest high-power version of the Super Puma to fight drug trafficking and perform public-security and disaster-relief missions throughout the country. The contract includes a logistics package that will support fleet sustainability in the coming years. The first two helicopters will be delivered this year and the remaining... Read more

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

11-Jul-2013Source: IndRus

Bolivia plans to buy Russia’s two Mi-17 helicopters to fight drug trafficking, Bolivian Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said – see full report... Read more

Bolvian Police order two Robinson R44s

Bolvian Police order two Robinson R44s

16-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bolivian Government Minister Carlos Romero is reported in local press as announcing that the the national law enforcement agency “Policía Boliviana” will receive two Robinson R44s later this month. Due to the altitudes involved in Bolivia, the pair will not be able to fly around the capital La Paz, which lies between 10,650 and 13,250... Read more

Second EC145 arrives for Bolivian Air Force

Second EC145 arrives for Bolivian Air Force

7-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

A ceremony was held on 20th December to mark the arrival of the Bolivian Air Force’s second Eurocopter EC145 of the two they ordered, carrying local serial FAB-004.  The event was  attended by President Evo Morales, Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra and other high-ranking military officials. It will be operated by Air Group 31 from El... Read more

Bolivia considers purchase of nine helicopters in 2014

Bolivia considers purchase of nine helicopters in 2014

30-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced in the last week that he is considering a bulk purchase of nine helicopters – one for the leader of each of Bolivia’s nine states.  His consideration is based around the fact that he now considers a helicopter as a necessary tool for the state leaders to carry... Read more

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

12-Feb-2012Source: Turbomeca

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

Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

4-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Government of Bolivia has reportedly signed a contract for six AVIC H425 helicopters for the Bolivian Army – the H425 is a development of the Harbin Z-9, the Chinese version of Eurocopter’s Dauphin/Panther.  The purchase will form part of a bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Bolivia. Antonio Cueto Calderón, headof the Bolivian Army... Read more

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first two of six R44s

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first two of six R44s

7-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Bolivian Air Force has taken delivery of two Robinson R44 helicopters, and are expecting a further four by the end of 2011. Carrying serials FAB-760 and FAB-761, the pair are based at Chimoré and operated by the newly-formed Air Group 22. They will offer a significantly cheaper training cost to the South American country,... Read more

International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

29-Oct-2010Source: AVN

Bolivian Government has confirmed that they are evaluating a proposal from Iran to supply helicopters. No reference is made to whether they, or any other manufacturer, was asked to submit tenders.... Read more

Bolivia plans to buy six Russian helicopters

Bolivia plans to buy six Russian helicopters

29-Sep-2010Source: La Tercera

These plans have been confirmed by Russia’s ambassador to Bolivia, Leonid Golubev.  The type of helicopter has not been disclosed... Read more

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

19-Sep-2010Source: El Universal

The story alleges that 2at least three helicopters have gone into the hands of the Bolivian Government, including the one that replaced the AS332B1 Super Puma aircraft which crashed in Colomi” [file photo]... Read more

Bolivia considers buying firefighting helicopters

Bolivia considers buying firefighting helicopters

20-Aug-2010Source: FM Bolivia

Given the recent forest fires in several departments of the country as Cochabamba, Beni and Santa Cruz, the government is considering buying helicopters or planes in order to meet such emergencies and avoid environmental damage.... Read more

Bolivia considers Mi-17 for presidential flight

Bolivia considers Mi-17 for presidential flight

14-Apr-2010Source: Cavok

Bolivia has signed for a Falcon 900EX jet, and is considering both Antonov An148 fixed wing and Mil-17 helicopters... Read more

Bolivia plans to buy twenty helicopters from Russia

Bolivia plans to buy twenty helicopters from Russia

19-Jan-2010Source: Brahmand

Ten Mi-17s for law enforcement agencies and ten of another type for cargo work... Read more

Brazil donates four helicopters to Bolivia for anti-drug operations

Brazil donates four helicopters to Bolivia for anti-drug operations

11-Oct-2009Source: Bolivian News Agency

President Evo Morales on Saturday welcomed the decision by his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who asked the U.S. Congress to approve a donation of four helicopters to the fight against drugs in Bolivia.... Read more

Bolivian Air Force adds two Eurocopter AS350s

Bolivian Air Force adds two Eurocopter AS350s

10-Jul-2009Source: Los Tiempos

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