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Commenced operations 1998
Ceased operations 2004
Operating bases Olaya Herrera Airport
Fleet size See Fleet below
Headquarters Medellín, Colombia

Heliandes is an airline based in Medellín, Colombia. It is a passenger and freight charter airline specialising in fixed wing and helicopter operations. Its main base is Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellín.[1]


The airline was established in 1998 and started operations in 2004.[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 16 December 2001 a Heliandes Let L-410 UVP-E aircraft crashed into El Silencio de El Manzanillo mountain shortly after takeoff from Medellín on a flight to Quibdó. All 14 passengers and 2 crew on board were killed. Poor weather at the time of the crash was reportedly a factor.[citation needed]


The Heliandes fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2007):[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 90.