New helicopters for the Argentine Coast Guard

WITH THE Argentine Coast Guard’s two elderly Aerospatiale SA-330L Pumas (serialled PA-11 and PA-13) close to retirement, negotiations are underway to acquire two Eurocopter EC-225 Super Pumas, with an option for a third one. The plan is to complete the negotiations soon so the helicopters can be received during 2014 or 2015. The Argentine Coast Guard also operates a fleet of four Dauphins, two AS355 Ecureuils and four Schweizer 300C. Santiago Rivas