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Peruvian operator puts second H145 to work
Los Andes was the first operator of the H145 in Latin America. Now the company has received a second to fulfil its contracts in support of the country's main gas pipelines.
Los Andes' first H145 has flown 900 hours at 95 per cent availability.

Servicios Aéreos Los Andes, a Peruvian operator specialising in air services for the energy industry, has received a second H145 helicopter under a leasing contract with Waypoint Leasing.

The new helicopter will be based in Kiteni, near Cuzco, and will carry out missions to transport passengers and external cargo in support of the main Peruvian gas pipeline.

"Two years ago we started operations with a first H145 helicopter in the harshest conditions of the Peruvian Andes, and we are extremely satisfied with the performance of the aircraft, which has already accumulated 900 hours of flight with an availability close to 95%," says Luis Aurelio Fontenoy Miranda, general manager of Los Andes. "This second H145 will enter into operation in the Amazon rainforest under equally demanding operating conditions, not only due to the environment but also to the nature of the internal and external cargo mission."

"I appreciate the confidence of Los Andes in the H145. Because of its versatility, power to operate in heat and altitude conditions, and operational and economic efficiency, it is the ideal helicopter for the various operations that Los Andes performs in extreme conditions," says Jerome Ronssin, managing director of Airbus Helicopters for the Southern Cone. "The Andes will be able to count on Airbus' support to continue enjoying a high availability of the helicopter."

When it received its first H145 in 2017, Los Andes became the first operator of this model in Latin America. Today, this model is also in service in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

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