13-Dec-2012 Source: Helibras
[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 to Avex.
The EB-1008 aircraft AS350 L1 (Squirrel) and EB 1025 AS550 A2 (Fennec) have passed inspections by the workshop Paulo, receiving various interventions since June.
“In addition to enhancing the expertise of the company, the certificate is an important step towards Helibras achieve one of its goals, which is to increase the capacity and productivity in hangars and maintenance shops like Sao Paulo, which is aligned to the quality the services provided by Helibras “says Flávio Pires, VP of Customer Support and Services company.
Next year, it is expected that other helicopters Squirrel / Fennec Avex receive the inspection and maintenance workshop in São Paulo.
About 80 aircraft fleet were manufactured by Avex Helibras / Eurocopter. The DMAvEx has the support of Helibras for over twenty years, to maintain the availability and serviceability of the aircraft fleet of Army Aviation.
The fleet of AS350 and AS550 L1 A2 Squirrel / Fennec Brazilian Army reached in August 2011, 100,000 hours of flight. The calculation includes all tasks performed by 36 aircraft since 1989, when the first unit was incorporated into the 1st Battalion of the Army Aviation (BAvEx).esentation at the Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference