The country still has to pay 3 from 10 installments by the purchase of 7 Dhruv helicopters

The country must still pay 3 installments from the 10 established by the purchase of seven Dhruv helicopters, Indian-made, four of which have crashed. The deadline to settle this debt is 3 years. The total value for the purchase of the aircrafts was $ 45’200.000, whose...

New elements are added to the investigation of the accidented Dhruv helicopters

Reports of the Military Accidents Investigating Boards of the last three air mishaps and the monitoring to recommendations made by the General Comptroller of the State in 2013 would be some of the new elements that the Commission of Sovereignty and International Relations of the...

Black boxes of Dhruv helicopters will be sent to the US

The Defense Minister, Fernando Cordero, said that tomorrow the members of the Investigating Accident Boards will travel to the United States in order to open two “black boxes” of the Dhruv helicopters that fell in January. “24 hours or less after each accident...

Dhruv case: FAE received the helicopters despite warnings of failure

Despite “discrepancies in the short and medium term” encountered by the technical commission of five helicopters Dhruv reception, it was recommended that these devices become operational “as soon as possible,” according to a “aide memoire”...

Dhruv case: COAD anticipated in 2009 “news” in the purchase of helicopters

In May 2009 the Air Operations and Defense Command (COAD for its Spanish acronym) of the Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE for its Spanish acronym) anticipated “news” in the technical specifications in the engines of five (than seven) Dhruv helicopters, acquired in 2008 for $...

Commission of Sovereignty, International Affairs and Security Integral will analyze Dhruv case

The Commission of Sovereignty, International Affairs and Global Security will be responsible for analyzing the contractual and pre-contractual processes of the seven Dhruv helicopters that were purchased from a company in India in 2008 for $ 45 million, of which four have...

It would be “serious” if Dhruv accidents are due to mechanical failure, according to Correa

President Rafael Correa said that it would be “serious” if they were mechanical failure the causes of the accidents of two Dhruv helicopters, occurred in recent weeks, and that elevated to four the number of casualties of these devices, of a fleet of seven gained to...

Opposition proposes the creation of a commission to investigate accidents of the Dhruv

Gabriel Rivera, from the ruling party and head of the Audit Commission, indicated the research on the operation of the Dhruv helicopters will be resumed. Rivera said the previous Commission already analyzed the process of contract; Now the operation and training of the pilots...
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