Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (FAC) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalise the FAC’s UH-1H fleet. The upgrade allows for multiple configurations and increased overall mission capability.
In addition to improved aircraft performance, the Huey II upgrade programme has allowed for increased capabilities of FAC maintenance personnel. FAC's ability to work directly with Bell Helicopter’s onsite support throughout the initial conversion process has allowed maintenance personnel to develop a broader understanding of the Huey II structural and maintenance differences from the UH-1H.