Eurocopter delivers AS350 B2 helicopters

Eurocopter AS350 B2Eurocopter has delivered the
first two of a nine aircraft order to the Ecuadorian Armed Forces. The two
AS350 B2s were delivered to the Army Aviation Brigade at La Balvina, Sangolquí
in the presence of the Ecuadorian Defense Minister Javier Ponce, the Head of
Armed Forces Joint Command Ernesto González, Army Commander Patricio Cárdenas and
various other Ecuadorian military officials and Eurocopter representatives.

“The renewal of our helicopter fleet is a key feature of the Army’s
modernization process,” declared Javier Ponce. “This purchase will equip the
Armed Forces with a new generation of helicopters with lower maintenance

The new AS350s will replace the Lamas and will be used for army pilot training
activities in Guayaquil
as well as reconnaissance, SAR and firefighting, among other operations.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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