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Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

This first contract of the Smart line of HCare shows the potential of the Brazilian market for these services in light and medium aircraft. HCare Smart offers maintenance services with payment per flight hour, allowing greater budget control by the customer, and optimized spare parts availability via direct access to Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide stock. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has achieved basic certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil with deliveries to soon begin. Of the more than 150 agreements signed for the AW169 to date, including firm orders, framework contracts, and options, over 20 of them are from operators in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-16

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Oct-16

AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Oct-16

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Willy Vargas has been promoted to Director, Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Sep-16

Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

The first civil helicopter to be upgraded by Helibras in Brazil is being presented in an aircraft demonstration tour starting this week. Helibras announced the transformation of an EC135 P2 into the latest version of this model, the H135, during its participation in the LABACE 2016 civil aviation fair held in São Paulo from August… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-16

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), being held at the Congonhas Airport (CGH) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, between August 30th and September 1st. Vector’s broad… Read more »

Source: Vector, 30-Aug-16

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Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet 5112 to discuss their state-of-the-art product lineup,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Aug-16

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90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

A fleet of 90 Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft has been deployed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for use in surveillance, airspace defense, anti-terrorism, law enforcement, command/control/communication, air medical rescue and electronic image capture during the month of August in Rio de Janeiro and other states where competitions are taking place. This fleet is comprised of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Aug-16

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German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

Both the German and Brazilian military have reportedly grounded their Cougar/Caracal fleets in the light of the EASA grounding directive made earlier this month.  Following the CHC accident off Bergen on 29th April, only civilian aircraft have been grounded to date, largely driven by the way the certification authorities work.  Military certification is approached a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

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Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow Group has moved an offshore-equipped Sikorsky S92 from Brazil to the UK.  Owned in the name of their own Brilog Leasing division, the aircraft was previously operated in Brazil by Lider Taxi Aereo as PR-JBH from new in spring 2012. The helicopter is now registered G-CIYD and is serial 920159.  I was operated by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-16

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Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras has delivered the first of two new EC145s to the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro. These will form part of the intelligence system supporting the Olympic Games, which opens in the city on 5th August 2016.  Following production in Germany, the aircraft have gone through a long completion period in Brazil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-16

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Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed an agreement with CJW Aviation and Mr. Carlos Jorge. CJW will represent MAG’s Cabin Comfort System division in Brazil. The agreement between the two organizations outlines an arrangement in which CJW will represent MAG for helicopter interiors in various configurations – oil and gas, utility,… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 03-May-16

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Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica will be showcasing the company’s expertise in aerospace and security sectors and its footprint in the key Brazilian market through this week’s LAAD Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poised for growth in the region, the company will display solutions from the sectors of security, helicopters, airborne, space, and naval defence electronics that… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 14-Apr-16

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United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

Local company United Aero Group have donated a Sikorsky S-76A to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum that currently occupies buildings 6 and 53 at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the early ‘A” model aircraft and a sister ship from a Lider Air Taxi in Brazil and… Read more »

Source: United Aero Group, 06-Apr-16

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CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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Precision Heliparts opens in Brazil

Precision Heliparts opens in Brazil

Atlanta based Precision Heliparts (PHP), a division of Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces the opening of its newest sales facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  PHP – Brazil’s sales facility is located at Helipark in Carapicuíba/Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new facility is staffed by… Read more »

Source: Precision Heliparts, 15-Mar-16

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Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its cargo hook kits for the Robinson R66 aircraft have been certified for use in Brazil by the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). A Certificado de Homologacao Suplementar de Tipos (CHST) was issued for the cargo hook kits. Onboard… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 14-Mar-16

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Helisul signs LOI for ten Marenco SKYe SH09

Helisul signs LOI for ten Marenco SKYe SH09

Reputable and renowned Helisul Táxi Aéreo from Brazil confirmed strong interest to operate the SKYe SH09 and signs a letter of intent for ten units of the Swiss made single-engine. Marenco Swisshelicopter is really proud to be a part of the vision of Cmte Eloy Biesuz and Helisul Táxi Aéreo especially when considering the pioneering… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 01-Mar-16

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Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing have announced that they have closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group.  The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA), Brazil’s largest helicopter service operator to the offshore industry by fleet size.   All aircraft operate in support… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-15

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Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. See Full Story

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 30-Nov-15

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Guimbal invades Brazil

Guimbal invades Brazil

The first Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopter for a customer in Brazil is currently being shipped to the South American country. The helicopter was recently handed over by Guimbal in a ceremony at the factory in Aix in southern France – see photo below.  Serial 1120 is expected in Brazil by the end of the year,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-15

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Aeroleo job losses expected as Petrobras cancels tender

Aeroleo job losses expected as Petrobras cancels tender

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, announced that Aeróleo Taxi Aero S/A, its Brazilian joint venture (“Aeroleo”), received notification today from Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) that Petrobras will cancel the ongoing tender process for heavy and medium helicopters. In its notification, Petrobras noted its determination that… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 22-Oct-15

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CAE-Lider JV to expand with AW139 full flight simulator

CAE-Lider JV to expand with AW139 full flight simulator

CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced the expansion of the joint venture training program between CAE and Lider with the purchase of a CAE 3000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) replicating the AW139 aircraft. The new AW139 FFS will be jointly developed by CAE… Read more »

Source: CAE, 21-Oct-15

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Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are helping operators of more than 275 Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125B3/B3e dual hydraulic aircraft protect their engines — and now, new certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has cleared the way for H130T2 operators in Brazil to realize the same benefits. Donaldson Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 20-Oct-15

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CAE Lider JV to launch AW139 simulator in Brazil

CAE Lider JV to launch AW139 simulator in Brazil

CAE has announced a series of training solution contracts including the sale of 9 full-flight simulators and training programs with over 15 global airlines valued at more than C$300 million. The diversity of these agreements highlights the span of CAE’s full range of training equipment and programs that cover the entire career life cycle of… Read more »

Source: CAE, 16-Oct-15

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XPO to ship eight Lynxes from Brazil to UK

XPO to ship eight Lynxes from Brazil to UK

Part of Italy’s Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland has its main facilities in Italy, the UK, the USA and Poland, and operates globally through a number of subsidiaries, joint ventures and collaborative programmes with major aerospace and defence companies. AgustaWestland has over 12,850 employees worldwide and revenues of €4.37 billion. AgustaWestland in the UK has a longstanding relationship… Read more »

Source: XPO Logistics, 15-Oct-15

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AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

AgustaWestland announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland do Brasil is to undergo a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Itapevi, 30 km from Sao Paulo, which will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training centre with full flight simulation capability, bonded warehouse, workshops… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Oct-15

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Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by OMNI Aero Taxi Aereo SA to provide its leading helicopter MRO services on two Sikorsky S-61N aircraft that will fly customers to and from onshore oil and gas installations in Brazil. In order… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Oct-15

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Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

The 16 H225M helicopters, operated by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force, exceeded the 10,000 flight hour milestone last month. H225M: Multi-Mission Capable The latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ military Super Puma family, this 11-metric-tonne helicopter is used in logistic support missions, disaster support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, combat search and rescue, presidential… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-15

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Brazilian Lynx fleet to receive new protection suite

Brazilian Lynx fleet to receive new protection suite

Selex ES has received an order from prime contractor Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland to provide a suite of electronic warfare equipment for eight Lynx Mk21A aircraft used by the Brazilian Navy. The company will provide its SAGE electronic support measure (ESM) along with the company’s defensive aid suite (DAS) controller and a third-party countermeasure dispensing system…. Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 10-Sep-15

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First Bell 407GXP delivery made into Brazil

First Bell 407GXP delivery made into Brazil

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Brazil. The aircraft is outfitted for corporate transport, which continues to be a popular market segment for the Bell 407GXP throughout Latin America. The aircraft was accepted at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., by customer… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Sep-15

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CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Bell 505 mockup starts 10-stop tour of Brazil

Bell 505 mockup starts 10-stop tour of Brazil

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the demonstration tour of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mockup kicked off, September 3, in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. Balneário Camboriú is the first of 10 stops throughout Brazil for the Bell 505 demo tour taking place from September to November. The nine other… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Sep-15

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Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announcedit has successfully validated their VVIP Bell 429 helicopter interior with the Agencia Nacional De Aviacao Civil (ANAC). MAG achieved the original Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with EASA earlier this year and continues to validate with agencies around the world.  Brazil is the first of six (6) international validations applied for… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation, 04-Sep-15

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Economic crisis in Brazil is destroying the helicopter market

Economic crisis in Brazil is destroying the helicopter market

Chalk up another casualty of Brazil’s economic crisis: the world’s busiest helicopter market. See Full Story

Source: Business Standard, 04-Sep-15

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Guardian Mobility G3 now Certified in Brazil

Guardian Mobility G3 now Certified in Brazil

Guardian Mobility Inc., a Knowmadics company, a leading industry supplier for satellite aircraft tracking and flight analytics, today announced that the Federal Republic Of Brazil National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) have issued certificate No. 3164152787 Validity: 08/19/2020 Issue: 08/19/2015 to their Guardian Mobility G3.2 Automatic Flight Following (AFF) system. This proven and trusted device is in… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility, 01-Sep-15

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Aeroglobo to provide PWC Engine training in Brazil for FlightSafety

Aeroglobo to provide PWC Engine training in Brazil for FlightSafety

FlightSafety International has selected Aeroglobo to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine training in Brazil. Training will be offered at the Aeroglobo facility in Botucatu, Brazilfor P&WCPT6T, PT6A, PT6 B, PW100-Series, PW200-Series and PW500 engines. “We look forward to working with Aeroglobo to further enhanceour Pratt & Whitney Canada engine training program,” said David Davenport,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Aug-15

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Waypoint Leasing to open Rio de Janeiro office in January

Waypoint Leasing to open Rio de Janeiro office in January

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint Leasing”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Latin American office in January 2016, which will be headed by Waypoint Leasing executive, Steffen Bay.  Waypoint Leasing’s Latin American office, which will be located in Rio de Janeiro, will further bolster the firm’s presence across… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 13-Aug-15

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AgustaWestland 109SP GrandNew sold to corporate user in Brazil

AgustaWestland 109SP GrandNew sold to corporate user in Brazil

AgustaWestland announced today the sale of a GrandNew to Cristalia, a corporate operator in Brazil, reinforcing AgustaWestland’s strength among corporate operators and the preference for helicopters with quiet and comfortable interiors as well as the latest safety features. Also on display at this week’s LABACE exhibition, the GrandNew offers comfort, performance and capabilities that can… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Aug-15

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JSSI Joins Association for Brazilian Helicopter Pilots (ABRAPHE)

JSSI Joins Association for Brazilian Helicopter Pilots (ABRAPHE)

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its new membership in the Association of Brazilian Helicopter Pilots(ABRAPHE)based in SãoPaulo, Brazil. “We are excited to be a part of this professional group and plan to play an active role with ABRAPHE to support their… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Aug-15

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JSSI Introduces Tip-to-Tail Coverage for AW139

JSSI Introduces Tip-to-Tail Coverage for AW139

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has announced its Tip-to-Tail®Program coverage is now available for the AgustaWestland AW139. JSSI’s trademarked Tip-to-Tail Program offers an all-inclusive, comprehensive maintenance program that drives down costs and provides budget stability. JSSI first introduced its Tip-to-Tail hourly cost… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Aug-15

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JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its new Parts-Only Program for the full line of Airbus AS350 helicopters, at this week’s 2015 Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE). “We listened to AS350 owners and operators to uncover how JSSI could… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Aug-15

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Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent helicopter lessor, announced that it has closed its second transaction with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The transaction included the purchase and leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which will operate in support of offshore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Aug-15

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Lobo Leasing opens Rio de Janeiro office

Lobo Leasing opens Rio de Janeiro office

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the launch of a Latin America office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, led by newly appointed Business Development professional, Gustavo Semeraro. With the opening of the new base, Lobo Leasing becomes the first helicopter leasing company to establish an office in Latin America. From the location,… Read more »

Source: Lobo Leasing, 11-Aug-15

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Blue Sky Network’s HE7200 approved by Brazilian telecoms agency

Blue Sky Network’s HE7200 approved by Brazilian telecoms agency

Blue Sky Network (BSN), a leading global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime, and aviation assets, received Anatel homologation for its HawkEye 7200 (HE7200) portable Iridium satellite tracking solution. According to Brazilian regulations, telecommunications products to be sold and used in Brazil must have a Certificate of Conformity issued… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 16-Jul-15

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Brazil approves Simplex spray system for R44

Brazil approves Simplex spray system for R44

Simplex Aerospace has been granted validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Dviacao Civil (ANAC) for its Model 244 Agricultural Spray System for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The Brazilian ANAC approval, CST# 2015S05-06, gives Brazilian helicopter operators the opportunity to meet contract requirements in Brazil’s growing agricultural industry. The Brazil… Read more »

Source: Simplex, 12-Jun-15

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Airbus takes H175 demo to oil and gas industry in Brazil

Airbus takes H175 demo to oil and gas industry in Brazil

Brazil’s oil and gas sector will experience the performance, reliability, comfort and safety of Airbus Helicopters’ new H175 during a demonstration tour for the super-medium class rotorcraft. The H175’s schedule will bring this latest-generation helicopter to two of the main bases that support off-shore operations: Cabo Frio, on 8 June; and Macaé, on 9-10 June,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Jun-15

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Brazil approves Dart hook for R66

Brazil approves Dart hook for R66

Already approved by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA, the DART Cargo Hook now opens up the utility market to R66 operators in Brazil.  The easy-to-install DART R66 Primary Cargo Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015… Read more »

Source: Dart, 08-Jun-15

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29-May-15 PR-ADA Airbus AS355N Atalaia do Norte, Brazil (5F)

The helicopter took off to perform a patient removal flight to Tabatinga. At approximately 19 NM from Tabatinga, the aircraft collided with treetops and, as a result of this shock came to impact against the ground and caught fire.

29-May-15

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IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) today welcomes the development of an enhanced safety partnership in Brazil with the creation of the Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team (BHEST).  The organization reflects a new partnership between the current IHST Brazil group (www.ihstbrasil.org) and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC – Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). BHEST will… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-May-15

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20-May-15 PR-POL Airbus AS350B2 Ibateguara, Brazil

During a go-around manoeuvre, the helicopter cut a low voltage power cable and landed a few metres ahead of the intended spot.   After removing a piece of cable from the rotorhead, and inspecting the aircraft, it was flown 70km back to base .

20-May-15

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New director at Helibras

New director at Helibras

[electronic translation] The Board of Directors of Helibras has a new director, who was appointed by Minas Gerais Participações (MGI), linked to the government of Mines and shareholder of the company. It Marco Antônio Castello Branco engineer metallurgist UFMG doctor in Metallurgical by Technische Univertität Clausthal (Germany) and president CODEMIG – Economic Development Company Minas… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-May-15

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Helibras working with AEL on weapons upgrades for Brazilian Fennec fleet

Helibras working with AEL on weapons upgrades for Brazilian Fennec fleet

[electronic translation] Helibras is working in partnership with AEL, a proposal for the request (RFP) issued by the Army to provide new weapons for the Fennec helicopter operated by the Force. The company, which is making the modernization of the fleet model at its plant in Itajubá (MG), also developed new skills from the transfer… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 21-Apr-15

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Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

[electronic translation] Helibras is the delivery of an EC145 helicopter C2 to police and surveillance use the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro (RJ-SSP) during LAAD 2015 International Fair for Security and Defence on Tuesday (13), the 11:30 am, in Rio de Janeiro. This first unit is set out in the company’s booth… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Apr-15

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Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year. These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

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Bell take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today their joint participation in the tenth bi-annual LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, held April 14 to April 17 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Subject matter experts from both Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth #J.20… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Apr-15

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H145 completes first leg of two-month Brazil demo tour

H145 completes first leg of two-month Brazil demo tour

The H145 wrapped up its first month in Brazil on March 31 after having toured Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Brasilia. 53 flights were performed in total, representing around 42 flight hours. Sao Paulo’s dense urban environment – combining a population of 12 million inhabitants with heavy aeronautical traffic above the city – and complex weather… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Apr-15

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02-Apr-15 PP-LLS Airbus EC155B1 Carapicuiba, Brazil (5F)

Crashed onto the roof of a house during a post-maintenance test flight. Video footage indicates items fell from the helicopter in flight prior to impact. Pilot was named as Thomaz Rodrigues Alckmin, son of Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin, and three of the other four fatalities were engineers working for Helipark.

02-Apr-15

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Airbus H145 makes Brazilian debut in month-long demo tour

Airbus H145 makes Brazilian debut in month-long demo tour

The H145 has arrived in Brazil for a customer tour to demonstrate the capabilities of this enhanced Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in land-based and offshore service. During visits to the cities of São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, the H145 will be presented to civilian and offshore operators, along with governmental and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Mar-15

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H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

The H175 has embarked upon a three-month demo-tour in Mexico, the United States and Brazil following its appearance at the Heli-Expo 2015 industry show in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.

Source: Airbus, 18-Mar-15

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10-Mar-15 PT-YPB Robinson R22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Emergency landing in “Bosque da Barra” swamp on a training flight after bird strike to tail rotor. Minor damage only, from photos

10-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250® MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250® MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”),  a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has signed an accordance to provide Rolls-Royce M250® engine overhaul support to Helisul Taxi Aereo Ltda. (“Helisul”). Vector Aerospace will provide Helisul with fixed labour and… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Brazil certifies Heli-One MRO services

Brazil certifies Heli-One MRO services

Brazil is the latest in a growing number of countries where Heli-One is able to deliver its leading helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), which oversees safety and security of civil aircraft, components, operations and personnel licensing in the country, has certified all four of Heli-One’s… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky to collaborate with Brazilian Aerospace Academics

Sikorsky to collaborate with Brazilian Aerospace Academics

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Brazilian Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) today celebrated the launch of the Collaboration for Rotorcraft Innovation to accelerate the development of rotorcraft technologists in Brazil. The initiative aims to increase undergraduate exposure to rotorcraft principles as part of a well-rounded aerospace engineering education in a country whose military already flies… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Feb-15

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01-Feb-15 Robinson R22 Nova Lima, Brazil

Very heavy landing on training flight on steeply sloping ground.  skids splayed out and cabin touched ground but main blades apparently undamaged.  Both flight instructor Diego Ramos, 35, and student Eduardo Dias, 41, were taken to hospital

01-Feb-15

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27-Jan-15 PR-BGA Airbus EC225 Campos dos Goytacazes , Brazil

The engine number 2 caught fire as the aircraft was taxying in. Substantial damage restricted to the right hand side engine

27-Jan-15

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10-Jan-15 PR-HPR Robinson R44 Santa Monica, Brazil (1F)

The pilot was killed and an occupant was seriously injured after a helicopter crashed in the PR-576 highway, in Santa Monica, Paraná.  Post crash fire.  Helicopter reportedly hit a large bird, and wires during emergency landing

10-Jan-15

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27-Dec-14 PT-HNC Helibras HB350B Bertioga, Brazil (5F)

Crashed into Mangrove swamp not long after take-off from Condo Iporanga in Guaruja when en route to Sao Paulo, killing all five on board.  This included Marcelo Muller, grandson of the founder of the Muller beverage company, his wife Lumara Rocha Müller, their 2 year old daughter Georgia and her nanny Raquel dos Santos Vilas… Read more »

27-Dec-14

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First class of HeliAsas project forms at Helibras Training Center

The Helibras Institute held late on Tuesday (16), in Itajubá (MG) the graduation party of the first class of HeliAsas social project. The group of 27 young people received the diploma course in Aeronautical Maintenance Mechanics, taught by Helibras Training Center for free. With three and a half years in duration, students selected from two thousand subscribers… Read more »

19-Dec-14

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17-Dec-14 PR-BGR Eurocopter EC225 Macae, Brazil

While the helicopter was hovering prior to departure from an oil platform, the crew heard a strong noise followed by vibration and instability of the helicopter. The pilot commanded an immediate landing on the deck, with the helicopter touching the floor in an abrupt manner.  17 POB.  Substantially damaged

17-Dec-14

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13-Dec-14 PT-YPW Robinson R44 Buritama, Brazil

Crashed shortly after take-off.  Local press reports indicate that either the pilot was not licenced, or the aircraft did not have a current airworthiness certificate, or both.  2 POB – unnamed pilot and his passenger, named as Giorgio da Silva Souza

13-Dec-14

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Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

[electronic translation] Since Saturday 6th December, an Airbus EC135T2+ has been operated by Receita Federal from the city of Foz do Iguaçu for another search mission and smuggling crackdown in Paraná state. With the proximity to Christmas, the movement on the border of the country that connects Brazil to cities of Paraguay and Argentina is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 12-Dec-14

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07-Dec-14 PT-YHP Robinson R44 Terra Boa, Brazil

Helicopter was not authorized scenic flights in the state of Parana, crashed shortly after takeoff, injuring the four occupants of the aircraft. The airworthiness certificate had expired over two years earlier

07-Dec-14

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