Argentina Receives First of 20 Surplus AB-206 Helos From Italy

The first of 20 surplus Bell AB-206 observation and light utility helicopters purchased from Italy arrived in Argentina in early November. Nine of the helicopters that have been procured to equip the Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino: EA) and Border Police (Gendarmería Nacional: GN) arrived at the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA) factory...
With FAdeA currently re-assembling AB-206 helicopters ahead of delivery to Argentina's army and border police, the first should enter service in 2019. (FAdeA)
With FAdeA currently re-assembling AB-206 helicopters ahead of delivery to Argentina's army and border police, the first should enter service in 2019. (FAdeA)

The first of 20 surplus Bell AB-206 observation and light utility helicopters purchased from Italy arrived in Argentina in early November.

Nine of the helicopters that have been procured to equip the Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino: EA) and Border Police (Gendarmería Nacional: GN) arrived at the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA) factory for re-assembly on 3 November.

Of the 20 helicopters, 15 will be operated by the EA with five going to the GN. One of the 20 helicopters did not require overhaul by FAdeA, and has been assembled by the army.

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