Colombian Air Force

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

12-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

The Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter will be the new Presidential Transport helicopter in the Republic of Colombia. The aircraft, in a special VVIP configuration, is expected to be delivered in spring this year and will be operated by the Colombian Air Force. The supply of this helicopter will make the Colombian Air Force the... Read more

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-2019

Helicopter with pilot, co-pilot and four technicians was en route from Palanquero Air Base, in Puerto Salgar, to its maintenance base at Madrid.  The helicopter is part of the Presidential Flight.... Read more

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

31-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s... Read more

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

3-Mar-2015Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) with the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with Pratt & Whitney PT6T and JT15D... Read more

Bell approves Colombian Air Force to do their own Huey II conversions

Bell approves Colombian Air Force to do their own Huey II conversions

5-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

During a recent ceremony, Bell granted the certification to the Air Maintenance Command which allows them to convert the UH-1H to Huey II standard, enhancing their existing capabilities. This opens the way for 19 UH-1Hs operated by Air Combat Command No.4 to be converted locally. The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Colombian... Read more

29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

29-Oct-2013

Very heavy landing on training flight, remained upright, although boom broken at root.  Post impact fire was extinguished.... Read more

01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

1-Apr-2013

Precautionary landing due to engine problem en route Bucaramanga to Yopal... Read more

Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

11-Mar-2013Source: Colombian Air Force

(electronic translation) In order to improve the training of helicopter pilots UH-60L, the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón Well, today delivered to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) art simulator in Melgar (Tolima). The sophisticated equipment is the exact replica of a cockpit of these aircraft, known as Black Hawk, has all the tools, systems and... Read more

Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

31-Jan-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to structurally repair seven damaged UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters for the Colombian Army (COLAR) at its base depot in Tolemaida, Colombia. To ensure sustained support for operations as mandated by the Colombian Army, the Colombian Army Aviation (part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team) has continued to expand its in-country... Read more

15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

15-Dec-2012

Emergency landing into trees.  Three injuries reported... Read more

Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

15-Oct-2012Source: Colombian Air Force

(electronic translation from original)  After two days of the seminar held in the capital city, which was represented in 25 countries of the continent, successfully concluded this academic event, where experience showed that Colombia has acquired over time, in the fight against illicit drug trafficking by air. He highlighted the work being done combined with... Read more

Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

10-Oct-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Columbian Air Force has very recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP, with the aircraft being noted at various points on its ferry flight from Texas, including San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica on Sunday 7th October.  The aircraft is a replacement for an earlier 412 which was damaged beyond... Read more

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

1-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

30-Apr-12 FAC-4020 Bell 212 Sabanagrande, Colombia (13F)

30-Apr-12 FAC-4020 Bell 212 Sabanagrande, Colombia (13F)

30-Apr-2012

The helicopter was on a transport mission from Barranquilla to Caucasia when the accident occurred, killing all 13 on board – 7 from the Colombian Air Force and 6 from the Colombian National Police.  Pilot was named as Major Abel Jorge Garcia Cardona, while Lieutenant Hector Vega Alejandro Cuevas was serving as copilot.... Read more

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

8-Jan-2012

En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage.  Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out.  4POB injured.... Read more

Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

25-Jul-2011Source: LRAD

LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced that a LRAD 1000X system mounted on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was deployed by the Colombian Air Force recently in their “Audacity and Will” campaign. The main component of the campaign was the use of the LRAD 1000X to communicate demobilization messages to... Read more

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

23-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

PARIS – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that Colombia’s UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet has surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. Colombia’s Army, National Police, and Air Force combine to operate nearly 100 BLACK HAWK helicopters for a variety of missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, anti-drug,... Read more

07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

7-Mar-2011

Air-to-air with FAC-4501, killing 5 in this helicopter. Air force Capt. Juan Jose Orjuela, Mexican Lt. Dante Herrera Alarcon, Lt. Manuel Alberto Cuspoca, technician John Mario Diaz Llanos and technician Felipe Pava Rodriguez were killed in the accident.... Read more

07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

7-Mar-2011

Air-to-air accident with FAC-4506.  No fatalities in this helicopter.  Crew listed as Captain Jorge Eduardo Estrada Olivares (Army Pilot), Lt Ivan Camilo Gonzalez Rada (Student Army), Lt Hugo Estrada Lopez (Mexican Student) and First Technical Luis Carlos Castro (Crew FAC)... Read more

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