Sunday, January 17, 2021

Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard to reactivate one of four AW139s

In June 2017 the Trinidad & Tobago Government decided to ground their fleet of four AW139 helicopters on budgetary grounds. This week the Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, has announced that one helicopter is planned to return to use for the Air Guard of Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking at a Standing Finance Committee meeting on Monday, Minister Young indicated that that cabinet has approved the move.
When the aircraft were parked, there was a natural reduction in the need for both flying and ground-based roles. This week’s announcement included a plan to recruit some of those back on board, but obviously that will not happen overnight.
According to data from Parapex Media, the four helicopters were originally delivered in two batches, with the first pair arriving in mid 2011, followed by the second pair a year later.
Jeremy Parkin –

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