January 22, 2014 - 1:50pm

Part, a Victorville, Calif.-based MRO, has contracted with the Chilean Air Force to do a C-Check on its presidential 737-500. Part has performed heavy maintenance for other Chilean aircraft. A spokesman for the company told AIN, “We’re making a conscious effort to expand our services to the Latin American market. We see it as a long-term growth region for us.” A second presidential aircraft for an unspecified customer is also undergoing a C-Check, and later this year two more Latin American presidential aircraft are slated to arrive at Part’s facilities for maintenance.

October 13, 2008 - 6:40am

Cessna Caravan 208B, La Junta, Chile, June 7, 2008–The commercial pilot was killed when the Patagonia Airlines Caravan crashed in the mountains west of La Junta in instrument conditions; the nine passengers received only minor injuries. Chile’s Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil is conducting the investigation.

May 2, 2008 - 5:58am

Eurocopter last month signed cooperation agreements with two Chilean universities. Within the framework of a project called Edu-Copter, the OEM signed two complementary agreements with the Adolfo Ibañez Business University and the Aeronautics Sciences Academy from the Federico Santa Maria Technical University.