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sikorsky s-70 H-60

in colombia Fuerza Aerea Colombiana


Colombian Air Force

Del'd: 29 - 1988 to present







s-70 H-60 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana

History of this Model in this Organisation:

The Air Force received (via FMS or Plan Colombia):
1988 - 10 UH-60A Arpia I
1995 - 5 UH-60L Arpia II
2000/1 - 11 AH-60L Arpia III (originally intended for Venezuela?)
2006 - 2 UH-60L
Further Blackhawk supplied to Colombian Army since 1997 after the creation of Brigada de Aviacion





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News about this Model in this Organisation:

State-of-the-Art Blackhawk simulator in Colombia, 06-Jul-11 : RIO NEGRO, Colombia - Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that construction of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar is well under way and on schedule for completion this year. A premier training center for rotary wing aircraft, the facility will further improve the operational readiness of the Colombian Armed Services whose BLACK HAWK fleet ranks among the world’s largest. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Sikorsky Announces Contract to Upgrade Colombia Black Hawks, 04-Nov-08 : STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket company of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced a multimillion- dollar contract to convert six Colombian Air Force UH-60A BLACK HAWK helicopters into the more modern UH-60L configuration. Two additional upgrade kits also are included in the program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.


Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
? to ?escuadron de combate tactico 113 Palanquero
? to ?escuadron de combate tactico 213 Apiay
? to ?escuadron de combate 511 Rionegro
? to ?escuadron de operaciones especiales 512 Rionegro
? to ?escuadron de combate tactico 713 Cali






Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    70-1430 uh-60a     FAC0007: FAC, ex FAC4107, VIP
    70-1248 uh-60a     FAC4101: FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26087. w/o 13jun04
    70-1249 uh-60a     FAC4102: FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26088. w/o 16dec90
    70-1250 uh-60a     FAC4103: FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26089
    70-1251 uh-60a     FAC4104: FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26090
    70-1281 uh-60a     FAC4105: FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26091
    70-1429 uh-60a     FAC4106: FAC d/d feb89. BuNo 89-26174
    70-1430 uh-60a     FAC4107: FAC d/d feb89. BuNo 89-26175
    70-1431 uh-60a     FAC4108: FAC d/d feb89. BuNo 89-26176
    70-1436 uh-60a     FAC4109: FAC d/d feb89. BuNo 89-26177
    70-1437 uh-60a     FAC4110: FAC d/d feb89. BuNo 89-26178
    uh-60l     FAC4120: FAC d/d 1995. BuNo unk; 25mar04 damaged; 2013 repaired
It is supposed to be the first Battlehawk of the FAC
05jul15 pictured in rescue of missing geologist at Salgar, A+
    70-2070 uh-60l     FAC4121: FAC d/d 1995. BuNo unk
    uh-60l     FAC4122: FAC d/d 1995. BuNo unk
    uh-60l     FAC4123: FAC d/d 1995 BuNo unk; pictured Oct97; w/o 04dec02 at Cañon+
    uh-60l     FAC4124: FAC d/d 1995. BuNo unk. c/n reported as 70-2479
    70-2480 ah-60l     FAC4125: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26853
    70-2481 ah-60l     FAC4126: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26854
    70-2482 ah-60l     FAC4127: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26855
    70-2483 ah-60l     FAC4128: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26856
    ah-60l     FAC4129: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26871?
    70-2633 ah-60l     FAC4130: FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26872?
w/o 15dec12 emergency landing near Providencia island
    70-2637 ah-60l     FAC4131: FAC d/d dec01. BuNo 01-26902?
    70-2638 ah-60l     FAC4132: FAC d/d dec01. BuNo 01-26903?. crash 10jul05. repaired?
This Uh-60 was rebuilt by Sudair ans Helitech in Canada. It +
    70-2639 ah-60l     FAC4133: FAC d/d dec01. BuNo 01-26904?
    70-2640 ah-60l     FAC4134: FAC d/d dec01. BuNo 01-26905?
    ah-60l     FAC4135: FAC d/d dec01. BuNo unk. dam 13jan03 near Antigua. repaired?
This Uh-60 was rebuilt by Sudair ans Helitech in Canada. I t+
    70-3063 uh-60l     FAC4136: FAC d/d 2008, BuNo 06-27114; MedEvac Angel I
    70-3072 uh-60l     FAC4137: FAC d/d 2008. BuNo 06-27115; MedEvac Angel II
    uh-60l     FAC4138: FAC Angel III d/d Feb13 CACOM 5, BuNo ??27241; MedEvac Angel+
    29 C/N found in this Organisation






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