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Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Aug-14

NTSB sending investigators to assist with R44 accident in Paraguay

NTSB sending investigators to assist with R44 accident in Paraguay

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to assist in the investigation of a Robinson R44 II helicopter that crashed about 80 miles north of Asuncion, Paraguay. Initial reports indicate that the pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The investigation is being led by the Paraguay Civil Aviation Authority (CIPAA). The NTSB has… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 05-Feb-13

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Paraguayan presidential candidate killed in R44 crash

Paraguayan presidential candidate killed in R44 crash

Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, aged 69, died in an accident involving the Robinson R44 he was flying in on Saturday night.  The accident also claimed the lives of his bodyguard Derlis Galeano, and the pilot, Ramón Aurelio Picco. Our safety data pages have more details at 02-Feb-13 ZP-HAH Robinson R44 Puerto Antequera, Paraguay (3F) Some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Feb-13

02-Feb-13 ZP-HAH Robinson R44 Puerto Antequera, Paraguay (3F)

Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died in the accident along with his bodyguard Derlis Galeano, and the pilot, Ramón Aurelio Picco.  The flight was scheduled for 7.15pm but did not take off until 9.00pm, despite objections from the pilot that the helicopter was not suitably equipped for night flight and that there was an approaching storm… Read more »

02-Feb-13

Paraguay Police UH-1H acquisition declared “irregular”

Paraguay Police UH-1H acquisition declared “irregular”

The National Public Procurement of June 12 this year has been declared illegal by the Paraguay Government.  The award made to Proibérica of $15M for three Bell UH-1H for the National Police is at the centre of the controversy (read full story, electronic translation)

Source: Defensa.com, 03-Sep-12

17-Feb-12 H-501 Helibras-Eurocopter AS350B Solitario, Paraguay

crashed shortly after take-off.  5POB all safe.  Occupants included Lucio Benítez y and Walter Díaz

17-Feb-12

Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

The InfoDefensa website is reporting that Paraguay is negotiating with Taiwan for eleven Bell UH-1H helicopters.  This follows ten from the same source in 2004 and a Bell 427 in July (see HeliHub.com story). Due to the way that the UH-1s were acquired by Taiwan, the far East country needs to apply to the US… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-11

Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

Two UH-1s, serialled A-11 and A-12, have been added to the helicopter fleet of the Paraguayan Police, who previously operated only Robinson R44s.  This fleet expansion provides them with significantly more capability than they have previously had.  The UH-1Hs are fitted with mountings for snipers as well as being suitable for all emergencies, with kit… Read more »

16-Jun-11

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Paraguayan Government approves overhaul of two AS350s

Paraguayan Government approves overhaul of two AS350s

Paraguay has a total of four AS350s built by the Helibras factory in Brazil. One of these has been lost in an accident.

29-Oct-10

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03-Oct-10 Bell UH-1 General Diaz, Paraguay

Helicopter was on third and last day providing EMS support to the Rally Chaco. Descended after reported bird strike. Photos show the tail boom was broken, likely severed by the main blades

03-Oct-10

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19-Aug-10 ZP-HRA Robinson R44 San Bernardino, Paraguay

19-Aug-10

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Paraguay military files budget request to overhaul two AS350s

Paraguay military files budget request to overhaul two AS350s

A budget of 9.366 billion expansion of Guarani (about US$ 1.9M) to repair two helicopters of the Armed Forces requested the Executive to Congress

05-Aug-10

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Paraguay National Police get airborne with first of three new R44s

Paraguay National Police get airborne with first of three new R44s

The first of three law-enforcement equipped R44s has arrived at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport – Paraguay’s main national and international gateway, located at Luque, suburb of the capital Asunción.

Source: ABC, 25-Apr-10

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Paraguay Police order three helicopters, hopes for two more

Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola said during a news conference that the helicopters will be used primarily to support the work of ground staff, especially in cases of persecution, impenetrable fly zones and to conduct rescue work.

Source: Ultima Hora, 22-Sep-09

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