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Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to service avionics equipment for the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters. The three year agreement includes local support for Rockwell Collins’ MFD-255EF Multi-Function Displays, HF-9087D High Frequency (HF) Receiver and Transmitters, as well as Talon RT-8200 digital radios that are part of a modernization… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Apr-18

Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.   The contract with the Brazilian Armed Forces covers the entirety of the 50 H225Ms currently on order, of which… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Apr-18

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Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-May-17

Helibras delivers first in-country Panther K2 upgrade

Helibras delivers first in-country Panther K2 upgrade

In December, Helibras delivered another K2 Panther upgrade to the Brazilian Army Aviation, the fifth in their fleet and the first to complete the entire modernization process in Brazil at the factory in Itajubá.  First post-upgrade test flight of the helicopter was back in October (see video). A further three K2 upgrades will be completed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub .com, 18-Jan-16

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

Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales will provide its Integrated Electronic Stand-by Instrument (IESI) to modernise the Esquilo/Fennec helicopter fleet of the Brazilian Army. A total of 36 helicopters will be retrofitted with the Thales system with completion expected in 2018. The first batch will be completed by 2014, whereby Thales’s IESI will be integrated into six initial helicopters by… Read more »

Source: Thales, 27-May-14

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

Brazilian helicopter manufacturer Helibras, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, has selected Safran Engineering Services as the design authority to supply the installation design and full integration of multiple avionics communication and navigation systems, including a sophisticated new Glass Cockpit System from Sagem (Safran), as well as the integration of the auto-pilot system, for the modernization of… Read more »

Source: Safran Engineering Services, 29-Apr-13

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Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

[electronic translation]  The Helibras brought to your booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013 to pilot Panther K2 unit that has been completely modernized and will be presented to the Army Aviation (Avex), held that, from now on, all evaluations of interventions carried in the helicopter. The Panther K2 was fitted with new wiring,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Apr-13

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Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to provide its Talon radio for a variety of rotary aircraft. “The Talon radio is the standard for enabling secure air-to-ground communications and will enhance mission capability for the Brazilian Army,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director of the Americas for Rockwell… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 11-Apr-13

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Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

[electronic translation] The workshop Helibras located on the Champ de Mars, in São Paulo, received a certification from the Directorate of Army Aviation Material (DMAvEx), sectoral support body responsible for managing the helicopters Avex, to perform repairs and inspections on airframe AS350 and AS550 L1 military A2, and maintenance and repair of aircraft equipment supplied… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 13-Dec-12

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First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

[electronic translation]  Delivery of the first helicopter model Panther K2, modernized for the Brazilian Army, next December, will mark the beginning of an important phase for Helibras. In addition to celebrating the completion of an important business model – the retrofit of military aircraft, already adopted in several countries – the company also completes another… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

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Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces’ fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country’s three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft. This responsibility is being assigned to Helibras under terms of a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Jan-12

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Brazil puts EC725 into operation

Brazil puts EC725 into operation

In a joint operation between Brazil’s Army and Federal Police, a recently-acquired Eurocopter EC725 – known locally as the H-36 – was used operationally for the first time. The mission involved the rescue of seven people being held hostage near the town of Jacareacanga by a group from the Indian Kayabi tribe – all linked… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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20-Jan-11 EB-1032 Eurocopter AS550A2 Nova Friburgo, Brazil

Accident while landing in windy conditions.  Five occupants OK

20-Jan-11

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10-Mar-10 EB-1029 Eurocopter AS550A2 Corumba, Brazil (4F)

10-Mar-10

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10-Feb-10 EB-1011 Eurocopter AS350L São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil

10-Feb-10

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