Ecuador receives final three H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of six H145M utility helicopters to the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana (FAE, Ecuadorian Air Force).

Ecuadorian H145 [Ecuadorian Air Force]
One of the Ecuadorian Air Force's new Airbus Helicopters H145M utility helicopters being inspected after its delivery to Ala de Combate 22 (22nd Combat Wing) at Simon Bolivar. FAE (Ecuadorian Air Force)

The final three H145Ms were handed over to the FAE in Germany on April 20, 2021, but all six examples had initially remained in the European nation for training purposes. Ecuador placed an order for these helicopters on November 27, 2019. The first two H145Ms were handed over to the FAE on October 27, 2020.

Following their shipment to Ecuador, a formal induction ceremony was held for these helicopters at Base Aérea Simon Bolivar (Simon Bolivar Air Base), which located in the nation’s Guayas province, on May 18. However, it remains unconfirmed whether all six H145Ms had arrived in-country at that stage.