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Friday, January 17, 2014

Bolivia Buys Half-Dozen AS332s from Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) has reached an agreement with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to provide six AS332 Super Pumas. The helicopters will conduct anti-drug trafficking missions and support disaster relief and public security operations around the country under the Bolivian Air Force (FAB).

 

AS332. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters

 

Airbus Helicopters plans to hand over the first pair of AS332s to Bolivia during 2014, with the other four sometime before 2016. The contract includes a logistics package to support the fleet. FAB currently operates an AS350 B3 and two EC145s for VIP transport and other helicopter support roles.

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