Ecuador Air Force

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

29-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in... Read more

Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

18-Oct-2015

The Ecuador Government has announced that it has terminated links with Hindustan Aeronautics, from whom they bought seven Dhruv helicopters.  Between October 2009 and January 2015, four of these seven were written off in accidents, one fatal accounting for three lives.  See full story See HeliHub.com accident records for Dhruv helicopters in Ecuador... Read more

27-Jan-15 FAE-605 HAL Dhruv Tena, Ecuador

27-Jan-15 FAE-605 HAL Dhruv Tena, Ecuador

27-Jan-2015

Crashed shortly after take off from Army operations centre at Tena.  All four survived despite helicopter ending upside down and on fire – named as captains Soberon Hernán Alberto Davalos Villacrés and Andrew Ismael Carrillo, Second Sergeant Henry Toapanta Ona and Sergeant Humberto Moreno.  A later press report blamed this accident on a fault with... Read more

13-Jan-15 FAE-603 HAL Dhruv Chongon, Ecuador

13-Jan-15 FAE-603 HAL Dhruv Chongon, Ecuador

13-Jan-2015

Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here  A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem... Read more

23-Mar-13 Bell TH-57A Salinas, Ecuador

23-Mar-13 Bell TH-57A Salinas, Ecuador

23-Mar-2013

Training accident.  Main rotors severed tail boom, aircraft ended upright on its skids... Read more

New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

10-Aug-2010Source: Indian-Military.org

A new report by India’s national audit watchdog has thrown fresh and damning light on how HAL dealt with a flight control phenomenon that has given its chopper division real nightmares over the last few years — cyclic saturation.... Read more

Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

29-Oct-2009Source: Poder 360

Commander of the Ecuadoran Air Force (FAE), Rodrigo Bohorquez, said today that the helicopters purchased from India met all the requested requirements for purchase, ruling out that the investment was made “on a whim”.... Read more

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