Eurocopter delivers first EC145 to the Bolivian Air Force
Eurocopter delivered the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force last August, during an official ceremony attended by the Bolivian President Evo Morales Aima and the High Command of the Bolivian Armed Forces and the Bolivian Air Force.
Eurocopter’s relationship with the Bolivian Air Force dates back to the 1970s with the Lama and Alouette helicopters. In 2009 they were replaced by the Ecureuil/Astar AS350 B3.
In 2011, the Bolivian Air Force ordered two new twin-engine EC145s to further modernize its fleet. This new helicopter will be used for VIP transportation and to provide support during natural disasters, rescue missions, fire-fighting, MEDEVAC and parapublic missions, among others.
Eurocopter has delivered more than 500 EC145s to some 100 customers in 38 countries.