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20-Aug-14 FAG-132 Bell 206L1 LongRanger El Aguacate, Guatemala (5F)

Bad weather had prevented the helicopter from from touching down at the base where they had planned to land. The accident happened during the diversion. One of the occupants was Major General Israel Rudy Ruiz Ortiz, Chief of Staff of National Defense of Guatemala

20-Aug-14

03-Mar-14 TG-AAA Robinson R44 El Pajal, Guatemala (3F)

Impact with terrain.  Accident killed pilot Ramón Rodríguez Toledo, copilot Andrés Berger, and Luis Paiz.

03-Mar-14

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RSG delivers newly completed AS350B3e to Guatemala

RSG delivers newly completed AS350B3e to Guatemala

RSG Aviation, Inc., an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completions and MRO services recently finalized an extensive completion on a new Eurocopter AS350B3e helicopter. The project was completed for a loyal and long term customer, who for many generations operates the largest coffee plantation in Guatemala. The customer requested and received the following:  New state-of-the- art… Read more »

Source: RSG Aviation, 16-May-13

Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

Guatemala has this week received a gift of two Bell UH-1H helicopters from Taiwan.  (see full story)  File photo

Source: PrensaLibre, 29-Nov-12

28-Sep-12 TG-FHD Eurocopter AS350B3 Vista Hermosa, Guatemala (1F)

Pilot reported tail rotor problems before crashing – the tail rotor was found on the roof of a house “a few hundred metres” from the crash site.  While the pilot and one passenger survived, the accident killed textile magnate Joe Habie, one of the richest men in Guatemala

28-Sep-12

11-Aug-12 TG-RPL Eurocopter AS350B2 Escuintla, Guatemala

Crashed from low level (approx 15m) after hitting a tree.  Aircraft destroyed

11-Aug-12

Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

The HeliHub.com team has noticed that the early sales of the Bell 407GX demonstrate particular success for Bell in Central and South America.  Of the first 14 off the production line, more than half are in that region, with three in Brazil and one each to Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. The 407GX is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-12

Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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15-Apr-12 Bell 206L Antigua, Guatemala

Four injured when helicopter crashed into two houses – Juan Carlos Menendez, 40, Andres Turcios, 32, and Octavio Gordillo, 52 and one identified only as Michael.  Aircraft made at least four circuits above Antigua before it went down, the fire department spokesman said – reportedly on aerial filming work

15-Apr-12

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28-Feb-12 HL-190 Bell UH-1H San Luis Peten, Guatemala (10F)

Military helicopter which went to rescue civil helicopter which had crashed (see here) – crashed itself in a mountainous area killing all 10 aboard,

28-Feb-12

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28-Feb-12 TG-SAN Bell 206 Livingston, Guatemala

Crrashed in bad weather, injuring the three occupants – Carlos Larios Aguilar, 48 years, the pilot Juan Pablo Moran, 52, and mechanic Jose Gomez, 28..  A military helicopter sent to help rescue this helicopter had a fatal crash itself (see here)

28-Feb-12

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StandardAero Signs Three FBOs as Rolls-Royce Support Centers

StandardAero Signs Three FBOs as Rolls-Royce Support Centers

StandardAero announced today that it has signed three 6-year agreements with Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) in Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala. Helipark Taxi Aereo E Manutencao Aeronautica Ltda. (Helipark) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Servicio Tecnico Aereo De Mexico (STAM) of Mexico City, Mexico, and Aeroservicios AVE, S.A. (AVESA) of Guatemala City, Guatemala have signed with StandardAero… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 14-Feb-12

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US seizes three helicopters linked to Guatemalan drug lord

US seizes three helicopters linked to Guatemalan drug lord

Two 407s and a Eurocopter were seized, having been exported from the U.S. to Guatemala and Canada were seized in Washington and Idaho states as federal investigators continue to locate assets of drug lord Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, a Matamoros native currently imprisoned in the US.

Source: Brownsville Herald, 13-Dec-10

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Guatemalan Police seize two helicopters in anti-drug operation

Guatemalan Police seize two helicopters in anti-drug operation

The Organized Crime Prosecutor  told the press that the two helicopters and a mobile home were found abandoned on land in the municipality of Fraijanes, 34 miles southeast of Guatemala City.

Source: Agencia EFE, 04-Sep-10

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URS delivers B206L4 to Guatemala

URS delivers B206L4 to Guatemala

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a customized Bell 206L-4 to a Guatemalan customer. URS originally contracted with Austin Jet but additional items were added directly with the end user in Guatemala.  Some major maintenance items were performed and the aircraft was modified with a fire blanket, high skid gear and flight steps, Dart wire… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions, 30-Aug-10

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United Rotorcraft Solutions expanding business into Latin America

United Rotorcraft Solutions expanding business into Latin America

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), currently supporting some Latin American customers, has taken steps to expand their business in that region.  At February’s HAI Hel-Expo, URS introduced their recently appointed Director of New Business Development, Mr. Luis Vargas, whose present focus is Latin America. Luis holds an MBA with concentration in international business and entrepreneurship, a… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions, 07-Apr-10

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07-Mar-10 TG-HPS Eurocopter AS350B3 Puerta de Hierro, Guatemala (1F)

07-Mar-10

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07-Mar-10 TG-ELE Bell 206L Guatemala City, Guatemala

07-Mar-10

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Helicopteros de Guatemala Appointed AgustaWestland Independent Sales Representative for Guatemala

Helicopteros de Guatemala Appointed AgustaWestland Independent Sales Representative for Guatemala

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Oct-08

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