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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

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

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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

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 picks Airborne Video Management System from Curtiss-Wright

Helibras picks Airborne Video Management System from Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division was selected by Helibras (Helicópteros do Brasil S.A) to provide Helibras with its fully integrated Video Management System (VMS) technology. The VMS will be integrated into EC 145 helicopters flown by the Policia Militar de Rio de Janeiro for public security video surveillance missions. The Policia… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 03-Dec-15

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities. Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Sep-15

President of Helibras receives WOCA 2015 award

President of Helibras receives WOCA 2015 award

The President of Helibras, Eduardo Marson, received last Monday (22) the title of Corporate Personality in WOCA 2015 – World Company Award. The degree was awarded in recognition of his entrepreneurial and innovative vision in their activities ahead of the manufacturer of helicopters, for the benefit of the aviation industry development in Brazil. Promoted by GCSM… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Jun-15

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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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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Shimco Set for Growth in Brazil

Shimco Set for Growth in Brazil

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts, laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers and spacers, announced today the appointment of Monica Santos Souza as the exclusive Sales Representative for Shimco in Brazil.  The agreement was finalized during a recent AIAC business development mission to Brazil, attended by Peter Voss, President, CEO and Owner… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 23-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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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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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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Helibras presents models in public safety symposium

Helibras presents models in public safety symposium

[electronic translation] Helibras participated in Porto de Galinhas (PE), the Seventh National Symposium on Ordnance Office of the Military Police, which brings together police, scholars, federal institutions, suppliers and the Brazilian Army to discuss the improvement and adjustment of the war needs of security corporations in the country. During the event, Mauro Ayres, Helibras sales… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Dec-14

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Helibras certifies EC725 configuration with a hydraulic winch

Helibras certifies EC725 configuration with a hydraulic winch

[electronic translation] Helibras certified this year, the possibility of a new configuration for the EC725 in relation to cargo winches. From now on, the configuration is designed to receive two winches, electrical and hydraulic. The company held the instrumentation and flight tests for configuration containing only one hydraulic winch, as requested of the Navy of Brazil. From… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Dec-14

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Helibras Customer Support receives ISO 9001 certification and NBR 15100

Helibras Customer Support receives ISO 9001 certification and NBR 15100

The Customer Support Center (CSC) of Helibrás, located in Atibaia, São Paulo, is certified in ISO 9001 and 15100 standards NBR, both equivalent to implementing a Quality Management System, and specifically the NBR for industry aerospace. To obtain such certifications CSC adjusted its internal procedures to the requirements of standards, following the focus of the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Nov-14

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Helibras promotes helicopter safety message in Brazil

Helibras promotes helicopter safety message in Brazil

Committed to improving awareness of aviation safety in Brazil, Airbus Helicopters and Helibras played a leading role at two industry-wide safety events held in the country’s largest cities last month. For the second consecutive year, Helibras convened a national industry event, called the Operational Safety Journey, to raise awareness of flight safety procedures among helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Oct-14

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Helibrás starts building Simulator and Training Center in Rio

Helibrás starts building Simulator and Training Center in Rio

As part of the contract of the H-XBR project, signed with the Ministry of Defence to supply EC725 helicopters to the armed forces with training and support, Helibras started building in Rio de Janeiro, its new Center for Training and Simulation (CTS ). Located in Recreio in the west of the city, the work is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 13-Oct-14

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Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibras received the first recognitions of offset credit by offset of the H-XBR program relating to the absorption of new knowledge and production technologies in Brazil EC725 helicopter. In this new milestone achieved by the company, the two letters issued by COPAC (Coordinating Committee of Combat Aircraft Program) amount to more than € 7.5 million. The company was… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 08-Oct-14

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Helibras highlights trend towards twin-turbine law enforcement helicopters

Helibras highlights trend towards twin-turbine law enforcement helicopters

[electronic translation] The public safety market is showing a new demand for helicopters over the years.Especially for corporations that already have aircraft, but want to renew the fleet or raising the power of its air services has been growing demand for dual-impeller multimission helicopters for security, police and medical transportation activities in Brazil. This trend… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 09-Sep-14

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Helibrás awarded special ‘Linha Azul’ customs clearance

Helibrás awarded special ‘Linha Azul’ customs clearance

Helibras received the qualification of the Federal Revenue of Brazil to operate the system of customs clearance Express ‘Linha Azul’ as published in the Official Gazette on June. Since July 1st Helibras is the only helicopter manufacturer authorized to use the system in the country, to cater for all requirements. ‘Linha Azul’ (the ‘Blue Line’)… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-Aug-14

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World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

[electronic translation]  Produced by Helibrás the Squirrel helicopter was selected to do the aerial images over the games in the 2014 World Cup Brazil style. In all, seven active aircraft (four AS350 B2, AS350 B3e and two AS350 B3) flying over stadiums and a reservation (AS350 B3e), all operated by Helisul, hired by a business partner… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered three AS350 B2 Squirrel aircraft to Air Grouping of Public Safety (Graesp) Pará State in a ceremony held on this day 1, the Hangar Convention Center Amazon in Belém (PA). The event was attended by Governor Janet Simon, Secretary of the Security Luiz Fernandes Rocha and public authorities of Pará, in addition… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

The first “built-in-Brazil” EC725 was provided to the Brazilian Navy last Friday, marking a major milestone in Airbus Helicopters’ cooperation with the country to supply mission-ready multi-role rotorcraft for its three military services and to develop a capable national helicopter industry. This milestone aircraft’s handover occurred at the new rotary-wing center of excellence operated by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-14

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Helibrás offer special support for 55 Army helicopters during World Cup

Helibrás offer special support for 55 Army helicopters during World Cup

[Electronic translation] Helibras, the only helicopter manufacturer in Brazil, will support the full operation of 55 aircraft Helibrás / Airbus Helicopters chosen by the Brazilian Army to fulfill the patrol missions during the FIFA World Cup, which begins in the country on 12 June. Already underway Special support provided by the companies Helibrás / Airbus Helicopters Force,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 08-Jun-14

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Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

A prototype of the EC725 did flight tests in France, with a specialized team, led by the engineer Pedro Paim from Helibras and Airbus Helicopters experts. These tests evaluated the behavior of the aircraft in critical phases of flight with anti-surface missiles AM39 Block 2 Mode 2 with 700 kg installed on each side of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-14

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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

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Helibras participates in the 21th edition of Agrishow

Helibras participates in the 21th edition of Agrishow

Helibrás will attend the 21th edition of Agrishow , International Fair of Agricultural Technology, which runs from April 28 to May 2, in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. The event is an opportunity to show the news of the company for the agribusiness sector, the market in which the employment of the helicopter has been growing in recent years… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Apr-14

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Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras has just delivered two EC725 helicopters, meeting deadlines and criteria for nationalization stipulated by the contract signed between the company and the Ministry of Defence in 2008, which established the supply of 50 aircraft of this model to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The 10th unit is allocated to the FAB, who has now five… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Apr-14

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Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

Rockwell Collins recently delivered its HF-9087D radio to Helibras, marking the first radio manufactured and delivered by the company’s Brazil facility. “We believe this is the first of many radios that we will manufacture and deliver here in Brazil as we continue to increase our investment and presence in country, while adding jobs and transferring… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 27-Mar-14

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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

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Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

[electronic translation] With four aircraft already in the hangar factory for upgrades, Helibras held the first flight of the first upgraded AS550 Fennec  of the Brazilian Army on Thursday 19th December, after completing its rebuild and modernizaston at their Itajubá plant. A first cell – base for reconstruction / modernization of the helicopter EB -1019… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 22-Dec-13

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Helibrás donates material for scientific study

Helibrás donates material for scientific study

[electronic translation] In November, the board of Innovation Helibrás donated two new pieces for study and research courses in engineering, mathematics and computing, Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI). They are available for the development of technological projects of the students of the institute. One of donated materials was a sign of hive to support the… Read more »

Source: Helibrás, 19-Dec-13

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Helibras signs partnership agreement with Federal University of Itajubá

Helibras signs partnership agreement with Federal University of Itajubá

[electronic translation] Helibras signed on Saturday (23), a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI) to define common development and engineering activities between the parties, as well as the hours of work to be performed in conjunction with the UNIFEI other partners in the Brazilian helicopter Helibrás presented in the announcement of… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 26-Nov-13

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Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

[electronic translation]  Helibras held, on Thursday (21) at its factory in Itajubá (MG), the first flight of a unit of EC725 completely produced in the company in Brazil. The flight took place two months before the deadline for the schedule of activities of the EC725 project. The BRA 17 inaugurates the third stage of the program… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Nov-13

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Helibras participates in Itajuba’s first Innovation Fair

Helibras participates in Itajuba’s first Innovation Fair

Helibras will attend the 1st Fair Open Innovation Itajubá, held from 4 to 6 November, on the campus of the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI). The event is part of the project of fostering innovation in the county, funded by the Foundation and Research of the State of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and executed by UNIFEI with… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Nov-13

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Helibras receives delegation from Petrobras

Helibras receives delegation from Petrobras

Helibras received on Thursday (31), the company’s factory in Itajubá (MG), the visit of a delegation from Petrobras, led by Cristina Lucia Duarte Pinho – Executive Manager E & P that was accompanied by the managers of the areas of Logistics and Security Flight of the company. Greeted by Eduardo Marson, president of Helibras and… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 04-Nov-13

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Helibras Training Center marks 12,000th graduate milestone

Helibras Training Center marks 12,000th graduate milestone

Training Center (TC) Helibras located in Itajubá (MG), in October reached the milestone of 12,000 students served. The student number is the 12,000 civilian pilot Narciso Anderson Martins Guimarães, who conducted the course revalidation of the type EC130 in flight. The helicopter manufacturer paid homage to the commander in his unit in São Paulo on… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 31-Oct-13

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Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras just won another important step in the process of transfer of technology, needed for the company’s goal of developing a helicopter in Brazil. Eurocopter has granted permission to Helibras sign the Certificates of Conformity for mounting the gearbox main (CTP) of EC725/225, which means that teams formed by Brazilian technicians assume full responsibility of this… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Oct-13

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Eurocopter CEO visits Helibras

Eurocopter CEO visits Helibras

[electronic translation] The new CEO of Eurocopter, Guillaume Faury held on Wednesday (23) a visit to the Helibrás units in São Paulo and Itajubá. The president was in Brazil to meet the workshops and the production line and make a speech to company employees. He reinforced the priorities for the employees of the group: Customer… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Oct-13

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Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

[Electronic translation] Helibras signed a contract with the AGS Holding to transport the turbines Makila, to be used by the Armed Forces EC725 helicopters. Under the agreement, the company, which 15 years ago provides logistics services in the aviation market, will carry 46 turbines from the factory Turbomeca, in Rio de Janeiro, to the industrial unit… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Oct-13

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Helibrás certified as a Carbon Neutral Company

Helibrás certified as a Carbon Neutral Company

[electronic translation]  Helibras received last Thursday (26), the certificate of Company Neutral Carbon , granted by the Brazilian Institute for the Defense of Nature (IBDN) during the 12th Latin American Conference for the Preservation of the Environment, held in Trade Federation Goods, Services and Tourism of the State of São Paulo (Fecomercio). The certificate is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 01-Oct-13

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Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

[electronic translation] Helibras successfully conducted the flight test campaign system launcher countermeasures “Chaff & Flare” EC725 helicopter. The design of system integration, unprecedented in Brazil for this aircraft model, represents the fulfillment by Helibras another important phase of Project H-XBR, which by 2017 will provide the Brazilian Armed Forces 50 new EC725, with an index of National… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 12-Sep-13

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Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

Beside the proven Squirrel AS350 B3e and versatile EC135 P2E, exposed in Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, is a more modern version of the EC130, T2, for the first time in Brazil is being presented. During Labace, participants will meet the aircraft, modified with the objective of providing more comfort, improved… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 29-Aug-13

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Helibras invests in new forms of government funding for public safety aircraft

Helibras invests in new forms of government funding for public safety aircraft

Helibras will present to the public the Interseg – fair aimed to public safety that happens in RioCentro 18-20 of August, new funding possibilities for purchase of helicopters by state governments. According to François Arnaud, Vice President Sales and Marketing Helibras, it Finame, long-term financing of the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES)… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 28-Aug-13

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Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

Helibras made the symbolic, on Wednesday (14), the first day of the tenth edition of Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, a new AS350 B2 helicopter to Helimarte, air taxi company in São Paulo and a the largest operators of this aircraft in the country. The helicopter delivered will operate alongside three… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 26-Aug-13

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Helibras honours 100 years of public security aviation in São Paulo

Helibras honours 100 years of public security aviation in São Paulo

Helibras honored on Monday (19) during the Interseg – Safety Fair which takes place in RioCentro (RJ), the hundred years of aviation public security in the state of São Paulo.   Begun in 1913 with the creation of the School of Aviation Force and then with some periods of interruption, the current Military Police also… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Aug-13

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Helibras invests in new Customer Support Centre

Helibras invests in new Customer Support Centre

Helibras has just opened its new base of service and excellence in after-sales. The Customer Support Center (CSC) is located in Atibaia, São Paulo, and will receive and manage all customer inquiries related to maintenance, repair, parts supply, warranty and service of all helicopter operators Helibrás / Eurocopter in the country Aiming to improve the level… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Aug-13

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Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

[electronic translation] Helibras held a symbolic delivery of the new AS350 Squirrel helicopter B3e for UniAir, air taxi company responsible for aeromedical transport group Unimed Rio Grande do Sul This is the second medical settings Squirrel with the company, the first being based in Minas general in the service of the State Federation Unimed.  “The squirrel… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Aug-13

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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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Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

[electronic translation]  Helibras signed in its booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, a contract for delivery of two new helicopters AS350 B2 Squirrel model for the Secretary of State for Public Security and Social Defense of Pará These aircraft were acquired to form the security planning of the State Government due to the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-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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Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro orders AS350B2

Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro orders AS350B2

Helibras and the Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro signed during LAAD 2013 contract for the sale of a new AS350 B2 helicopter. This is the third squirrel to operate in the State Fireman. Pictured, from left to right: François Arnaud, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Helibras; Eduardo Marson Ferreira, President of Helibras, and Colonel Sergio… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 15-Apr-13

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Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

[electronic translation]   The Helibras will provide aircraft that are selling for military and government, during its participation at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, which takes place between the 9th and 12th of April at the Exhibition Pavilion Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) . Will be on display for the visiting delegations from the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 10-Apr-13

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Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

[Electronic translation from local language]  Helibras has held the official handover of another helicopter for Public Security of the Government of Bahia, when the aircraft was presented to the people soteropolitano. This is the first EC145 marketed in the country by the company to operate in that state police missions. ‘s contract acquisition of new… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Dec-12

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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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Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul receive AS350B3e

Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul receive AS350B3e

[Electronic translation] The Helibras handed, on Wednesday (28), an AS350 helicopter B3e for the Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul – the first aircraft to be operated by the corporation in the State. She was delivered by Government Market Manager, Mauro Ayres, and was received in Porto Alegre, the governor Genro. The acquisition is due… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 30-Nov-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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Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

[electronic translation]  The Helibras delivered in October, two new helicopters for the Air Taxi Helisul, enjoying the celebration of 40 years of activity of the company, which operates in all markets by leasing aircraft and chartering. The models were delivered one AS350 B2 Squirrel and one EC130 B4 in the same family, they become part of… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

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Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

[electronic translation] Helibras is one of the sponsors of the 8th International Workshop on the Safety of Flight ABRAPHE – Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots, held on 6, 7 and 8 November in São Paulo. Besides supporting the event, Helibras also divide knowledge through lecture “Methods to improve the ability of helicopter pilots”, taught by… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Nov-12

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Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Eurocopter marked a major development for Brazil’s aeronautical industry yesterday with the inauguration of its Helibras subsidiary’s new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, where Brazilian Armed Forces EC725 helicopters will be assembled. Helibras’ new Itajubá plant will produce, assemble and maintain the EC725s being acquired by Brazil’s three armed forces in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

[Electronic translation from local language press release] Helibras, sales leader of turbine helicopters, is launching Bralog, its new platform of logistics and customer service, to enhance and facilitate the provision of parts and services to the company’s helicopters already marketed nationwide. The project is divided into several stages, but has already begun to operate in… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 31-Aug-12

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Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

[electronic translation] The Helibras will attend the 9th LABACE – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, held at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, between days 15, 16 and 17 August. The company will deliver two new aircraft to Brazilian customers and make them their new building plans in the area of ​​services – technical assistance,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-12

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Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

[electronic translation] The training program of Helibras technology for the production of large helicopter continues to advance. Teams of engineers and technicians from Eurocopter and Helibras performed the assembly and testing of the first transmission box of EC725 (military) and EC225 (civil / offshore) in Itajubá (MG). This work, developed under the supervision of Eurocopter, is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 11-Jun-12

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Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

(electronic translation from original)   The Helibras actions will promote awareness and concern for the environment from the 4th of June, to celebrate Environment Week. Practices such as recycling and saving energy and water, already deployed in units Itajubá (MG) and São Paulo (SP), will be expanded with new initiatives such as cooking oil collection and… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Jun-12

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Helibras enters the world of social media

Helibras enters the world of social media

(Electronic translation) Company profiles and creates fanpage on Twitter and Facebook to extend the relationship with all who are interested in helicopters The Helibras, only Brazilian manufacturer of helicopters, began its activities in social media with a Facebook page and Twitter profile. The goal is to make information about the company and products to reach their… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-May-12

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Helibras employees release charity CD

Helibras employees release charity CD

(electronic translation) Instituto Helibras, along with the musical talents of the company, is releasing a CD with songs performed by their employees, at a dinner open to the public on the 16th of May, from 19.30 in the restaurant Don Cesario in Itajubá. The proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 30-Apr-12

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Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

(electronic translation) A team of Engineering and Flight Testing of the Helibras held its first test campaign in a Super Puma aircraft family, the Brazilian army, held by a crew entirely Brazilian. The objective was to observe during a night flight, the new lighting of the dashboard of the AS532 Cougar EU Avex compatible with… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 30-Apr-12

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Helibras offers free Aeronautical Industrial Techniques course

Helibras offers free Aeronautical Industrial Techniques course

[Electronic translation] Helibras is opening registrations for a new free course on Aeronautical Industrial Techniques, lasting three months, beginning on March 5. The aim of this new program for people who already have technical training in mechanical, electrical or electronic , is to qualify manpower to the aeronautical market. The course content is structured in three modules, each… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Feb-12

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Helibras President hosts governor of Minas Gerais

Helibras President hosts governor of Minas Gerais

[Electronic translation]  The president of Helibras – Helicopters SA of Brazil, Eduardo Marson, was in Belo Horizonte for a meeting with the governor of Minas Gerais, Antonio Anastasia on February 1.  [Mr Marson on the left, Mr Anastasia on the right in the photo] During the visit the head of the governor Helibras presented the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Feb-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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Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

(electronic translation from local language press release) The agreement of five years, provides for the supply of materials and services and will have a budget of $ 149 million The Brazilian Air Force signed on Wednesday (21/12) in Brasilia, the logistics support contract for the fleet of EC-725 helicopters of the Armed Forces. The deal,… Read more »

Source: Brazilian Air Force, 23-Dec-11

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SDV Brazil to develop a long partnership with Helibras

SDV Brazil to develop a long partnership with Helibras

Helibras or Helicópteros do Brasil S.A. (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc.) is a Brazil-based helicopter manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Eurocopter, a division of EADS. Helibras signed two contracts with 14 Brazilian suppliers specialized in engineering and services providers, continuing its development program with the design, and the assembly in Itajubá (MG) of 50 helicopters… Read more »

Source: SDV Brazil, 16-Oct-11

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Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

(Electronic translation from local language) Helibras signed two contracts with Brazilian suppliers of engineering services and logistics, continuing its expansion program for design and development, in Itajubá (MG), settings of 50 EC725 helicopters purchased by the military. They are the SDV Brazil, which will provide logistics services and inventory management and Akaer, for engineering services…. Read more »

Source: Heilbras, 01-Oct-11

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EADS CEO visits Helibras factory

EADS CEO visits Helibras factory

EADS CEO Louis Gallois paid a visit this Wednesday to the Helibras factory in the Brazilian city of Itajubá. His delegation was received by Helibras President Eduardo Marson Ferreira, Executive Vice President Eduardo Mauad and Chairman of the Board Daniel Mandelli.  The visitors then took a tour of the facilities including the Squirrel assembly line,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-11

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