27-Nov-2010 Source: HeliHub.com
The Governor of the Brazilian state of Parana confirmed this week the placing of an order for a second Eurocopter EC130 with Helibras. It is expected that the helicopter will be based in Guaira, in the Itaipu Lake area – a reputedly difficult area to monitor given borders with both Argentina and Paraguay. Covering a wide number of roles, the EC130 will be equipped for law enforcement work but be available for search and rescue, VIP transfers, firefighting and the fast expanding ForÃ§a Verde “environment police”
The acquisition of this EC130 was supported by the Ministry of Justice through the National Secretariat of Public Security. The arrival of the new aircraft will bring Parana State Government fleet to two 206L3 LongRangers in addition to the two EC130s.