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Airbus delivers second AS332C1e to Bolivian Air Force

Airbus delivers second AS332C1e to Bolivian Air Force

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 »

Source: Airbus, 15-Dec-14

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

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 »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first AS332C1e

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first AS332C1e

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-May-14

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-14

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

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

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

Source: IndRus, 11-Jul-13

Second EC145 arrives for Bolivian Air Force

Second EC145 arrives for Bolivian Air Force

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-13

Eurocopter delivers first EC145 to Bolivian Air Force

Eurocopter delivers first EC145 to Bolivian Air Force

Eurocopter delivered the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force last August, during an official ceremony attended by the Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma and the High Command of the Bolivian Armed Forces and the Bolivian Air Force. These helicopters will be used for government officials’ transportation and to provide support in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Sep-12

Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-12

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Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first two of six R44s

Bolivian Air Force takes delivery of first two of six R44s

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-11

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06-Jul-10 FAB-749 Bell UH-1H Churo Ayopaya, Bolivia (1F)

06-Jul-10

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03-Oct-09 FAB-730 Eurocopter SA315B Lama nr San Cristobal, Bolivia (2F)

03-Oct-09

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20-Sep-09 FAB-704 Bell UH-1H Chimoré Mayu, Bolivia

20-Sep-09

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