Helicopter Express sends four helicopters to Chile on Antonov AN-124

Antonov AN-124

Above: An Antonov AN-124 after it arrived in Santiago, Chile carrying four helicopters. Photo by Tom Parsons of Global Supertanker.

An Antonov AN-124 arrived in Santiago, Chile Tuesday morning and unloaded three Bell 205 helicopters, one K-MAX 1200, and a flatbed truck with an attached goose-neck trailer. The Chilean government contracted with Helicopter Express out of Chamblee, Georgia to supply the equipment during the siege of wildfires that has been plaguing the country for the last several weeks.

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Helicopter Express helicopters before loading onto the Antonov AN-124 at Atlanta, Georgia. Helicopter Express photo.

The helicopters and the truck were loaded onto the Ukrainian freighter at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday for the flight to South America.

CNN Chile reported that one of the helicopters has night-flying capabilities.

4 thoughts on “Helicopter Express sends four helicopters to Chile on Antonov AN-124”

  1. The 205 with the belly tank in the photo is H-531 the USFS night flying ship when on contract with the Forest Service.

      1. AN-124’s were designed in the Ukraine and built both there and in Russia. But this one is owned by a Russian airline? We are receiving conflicting information on this.

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