Bolivia orders six Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) announced that Bolivia has ordered six AS332 C1e helicopters to flight drug trafficking and to perform public security and disaster relief operations through-out the country.

The first two helicopters will be delivered this year and the remaining four before 2016.

“We are very proud to provide our air force with latest-generation multi-role aircraft that will enable us to successfully carry out our ongoing missions and face the challenges of the future,” said General Victor Hugo Meneses Gomez, Air Chief Marshal of the Bolivian Air Force.

General Meneses added: “Bearing in mind the extreme operating conditions in Bolivia, the Super Puma was chosen mainly because of its versatility, safety and, above all else, its ability to operate at high altitude.”

“We would like to thank the Bolivian Air Force for renewing their confidence in our helicopters,” said Mesrob Karalekian, Airbus Helicopters’ vice-president of Sales and Customer Relations for Latin America.

“The Super Puma is a powerful multi-role helicopter that is perfectly suited to the demands of operating in the region and which, thanks to its state-of-the-art onboard technology, allows missions to achieve more, all in complete safety,” Karalekian added.

Terry Spruce

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