A 1982 Airbus AS-332 B1 Super Puma touted as “the Super Puma with the fewest hours in the world” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
TT: 2347:20; Engine N1, MAKILA 1A1 TT: 1,764:05; Engine N2, MAKILA 1A1 TT: 2,621:35; (Engine overhaul at3,000:00); last “T”inspection was Sep-09; All logs available; last time flew April2010, since that time it was sitting waiting for inspection. Mechanically it is fully operational, but need Inspection. It can be use for firefighter or aerial crane services, it can load 9,250 Lbs. If not interest in whole Helicopter it will be part out, let me know what do you need. Engine $250,000 ea (OBO), Remain 1,230 and 370 Hours; Main Blades $70,000 ea (OBO), Remain 17,000 hours; Tail Blades $ 15,000 ea (OBO), Remain 18,000 Hours
The machine is is located in Houston, Texas and is being offered for US $800,000, although the listing stresses that “all offers will be considered.” Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes a number of additional photos.