Bell 206
in
chile Armada de Chile


Chilean Navy





Del'd: 12 - 1970 to present





Helicopters

  • Armada de Chile 206
  • Armada de Chile 206
  • Armada de Chile 206Rescuing 5 people from Pajas Blancas beach on January 31, 2015

First 4 acquired in 1970 for Antisubmarine Squadron 1 (HS-1) fitted with Mk44 torpedo and named SH-57. In 1977 this role was assume by the new Alouette III and the Bell 206 were rerolled to SAR and training and renamed UH-57B. More arrived from 1978 (two from Army). The helicopters are used by Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) and deployed for search and rescue to beaches during the summer.

In 2018, proyecto Gaviota (Seagull Program) was launch to acquire 5 new helicopters as their replacement. Main contenders are the Bell 407GXP, Airbus H125 and Leonardo AW119Kx Koala


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Units


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1994/    HU-1 Viña del Mar
1970/94HA-1 Viña del Mar
El Belloto

Platform


Classes
DDG County class
FF Condell class


List of Aircraft

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

494 206a     31: Naval d/d 1970. Bell 206AS (SH-57 type)
495 206a     32: Naval d/d 1970. Bell 206AS (SH-57 type). w/o 01jun82
1706 206b-2 1975     32: Naval d/d 1995; Jan 2000 picture at La Serena guarding vacat+
Air Logistics N154AL: Air Logistics, to Chile
496 206a     33: Naval d/d 1970. Bell 206AS (SH-57 type). w/o unk
1592 206b-2     33: Naval d/d 1998
497 206a     34: Naval d/d 1970. Bell 206AS (SH-57 type). w/o 17sep75
444 206a 1969     35: d/d 1979. ex E-151
Bell Helicopter N2225W: Bell 206A, cn444, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N2225W,+
596 206a     36: d/d 1979. ex E-152. crash 29dec04. repaired. w/o 17feb07
1700 206b-2 1975     37: Naval d/d 1981. dam 12jul00. repaired
Air Logistics N156AL: Air Logistics, to Chiel
3401 206b-3     38: Naval d/d 1981. preserved gate guardian airport vina del mar
5016 th-57a     ach?: Naval d/d 06jul98. ex BuNo 157370. spares ?
United States Naval Aviation 157370: to Chile
5040 th-57a     ach?: Naval d/d 06jul98. ex BuNo 157394. spares ?
United States Naval Aviation 157394: E-38. to Chile
596 206a     E-152: xfer Chilean Navy as E-152, [ntu]


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