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Costa Rica seeking two helicopters

20th December 2011 - 10:41 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The Costa Rican government has issued a request for information (RfI) through the US Department of the Army for a pair of rotary-wing training helicopters.

The RfI, released on 7 December, requires the aircraft to be able to seat around six personnel including crew and be re-configurable to carry a single litter for medical evacuation.

The type of aircraft must also be single-pilot capable, feature a basic avionics suite, a rescue hoist and have a minimum service ceiling of 12,500 feet. The aircraft need to be delivered between 2012 and 2013.

Other desired features of the aircraft include an EO/IR

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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