State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

21-Oct-2010

[Electronic translation of local language press release]

The Government of the State of Goiás, in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP), just bought a new car that will strengthen the operational power of the Fire Brigade of the State of Goiás (CBMGO). Single-impeller A helicopter of the Italian manufacturer Agusta Westland, Koala model. The air vehicle is able to be used in various missions such as transporting automobile accident victims, rescue in areas of difficult access, prevent and combat forest fires, air medical transport, and actions of Civil Defense and other search operations and rescue.

This model is one of the most modern in the world and allows up to accommodate two litter patients and three crew and two pilots, given the Brazilian Aeronautical Regulation and Ordinance of the Ministry of Health which regulates the air medical services.

The helicopter CBMGO receive a modern painting with custom colors representative of the Corporation. Delivery is scheduled for December 17, 2010, during the 4th National Forum on Aviation which held in Rio Quente Goias.

The CBMGO now has seven Commercial Helicopter Pilots – PCH, three instructors Helicopter Flight INVH three crew members and three Operational Mechanics in training.

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