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Bolivian Air Force receives first EC145 helicopter

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An unrelated file photo of EC145 helicopter. Photo: Eurocopter.

MARIGNANE (BNS): 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 Ayma and the High Command of the Bolivian Armed Forces and the Bolivian Air Force.

These helicopters will be used for government officials' transportation and to provide support in the event of natural disasters and emergencies.

"We are honoured to deliver this aircraft to the Plurinational State of Bolivia, one of the first countries in the region to purchase and operate this powerful helicopter," Alexandre Ceccacci, CEO of Eurocopter Cono Sur said in the company statement.

In 2011, the Bolivian Air Force ordered two new twin-engine EC145s to further modernise its fleet.

This new helicopter, which is highly versatile thanks to its superior safety standards, will be used for VIP transportation and to provide support during natural disasters, rescue missions, fire-fighting, MEDEVAC and parapublic missions, among others.

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