30-Nov-2012 Source: Helibras
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 to the implementation of the Convention number 11/2009 PRONASCI / SENASP / MJ with the State of Rio Grande do Sul
The B3e is the latest version of the Ecureuil family, manufactured in Brazil for 30 years and with recent updates into its components. The model brings Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine, 952 shp, besides setting multimission with modern navigation and communication system, police radio, landing gear with top rung elongated, cut cables, particle separator, 2 sliding doors, winch rescue to 204 kg, load hook to 1400 kg, firefighting equipment, searchlight with 30 million candlepower, rappelling kit for release on both sides of the aircraft, dual, anti-crash seats for pilots operating seats for troops, foldable stretcher for rescue, high visibility painting of rotor blades, entr and other facilities for the activities of the Civil Police.
The Rio Grande is one of the oldest partners of Helibras and operates two Squirrel aircraft since 1981, through the Military Police of the state.
The squirrel family is more than 35 years in the market and is one of the main models sold worldwide.The aircraft totaling more than 22 million flight hours. In the latest version, AS350 B3e five units already operating in Brazil, among them, the Secretary of Justice and Public Security of Mato Grosso do Sul