Clement Charpentreau

Chile rules out F-16 upgrade despite United States approval

Days after an upgrade plan for the Chilean Air Force F-16 fighter jets, valued at more than $600 million, was approved by the United States Department of State, the Chilean government revealed the project had been postponed “months ago”....


Clement Charpentreau

Remains of missing Chilean military plane passengers found

Human remains were found at sea near the site where a C-130H Hercules from the Chilean Air Force disappeared on December 9, 2019. The main fuselage was also located. Chances of finding survivors are deemed null....


Clement Charpentreau

Chilean military plane missing on way to Antarctica, 38 onboard

The Chilean air force lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane on its way to the country’s base in Antarctica, on December 9, 2019. It was carrying 38 people. The flight was declared crashed and a large rescue operation is ongoing....


Ruta Burbaite

Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on August 16, 2018, following multiple bomb threats....


Oleg Volkov

Sky Airline’s switch to LCC model seems successful

Chilean Sky Airline proves that the LCC model is viable in Latin America....


Yulius Yoma

SMBC, Sky Airline sign for 3 A320neo aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBC), an aircraft leasing company based in Dublin (Ireland) and Chile‘s LCC Sky Airline announced that they have entered into an agreement for the placement of three Airbus A320neo aircraft....


Yulius Yoma

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

Airbus Helicopters announced that in early December 2016, the Chilean Army took delivery of a tenth heavy-weight, twin-engine H215M, the last delivery in a project that began in 2008 with the purchase of eight of these helicopters, to which two more were added in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new rotorcraft will serve alongside the previous nine in the Helicopter Battalion of the Chilean Army’s Air Brigade....


Yulius Yoma

Chilean Air Force acquires six S-70i Black Hawks

Lockheed Martin announced that its subsidiary Sikorsky has concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for the service's medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program....