The Venezuelan Directorate of Maintenance and Aeronautical Development (La Dirección de Mantenimiento y Desarrollo Aeronáutico (DIMADEA)) overhauled one of the Special Forces Aérospatiale/Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters) AS332 Super Puma on its own.
The medium-size tactical transport helicopter was put back into service with Aier Special Operations Group No. 10, or Grupo Aéreo de Operaciones Especiales Nº10, at El Libertador Airbase of Maracay-Palo Negro.
Although this check-up of the paint, the hydraulics and other systems is rather routine for many nations, we at Airheadsfly.com saw the official new release by the Venezuelan Air Force to be an excellent opportunity to share with you an official photo of the Super Puma in a livery one doesn’t see often outside Venezuela, where the chopper – according to the official statement – “will be entrusted with missions for the benefit of the homeland of Bolívar”.
Source: Aviación Militar Bolivariana de Venezuela (AMB)
Featured image: The AS332 Super Puma returns to GAOE 10 at El Libertador Airbase (Image © PTTE Alejandro Martinez / AMB)