18-Apr-2013 Source: Helibras
[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 expected demand for the implementation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant being built on the Xingu River, near the city of Altamira.
Pará is the first Brazilian state to hire a credit transaction with BNDES – National Bank for Social Development, which financed the purchase of capital goods (eg, new helicopters) in different conditions. “This funding is already used by our customers in the civilian market, and through him, governments may have more opportunities to acquire aircraft manufactured in Brazil, which are now part of a strategic plan for national defense,” said François Arnaud, vice President of Sales and Marketing Helibrás.
The helicopters will be configured with the most modern systems for safety and rescue as rescue winch, cargo hook, multi police radio frequency shielding the cabin floor, rappel kit and sophisticated airborne surveillance system consists of thermal imager, display in HD and transmitter and receiver portable HD images over long distances, among other items, to meet the missions across the vast expanse of that state.
The Secretary of State for Public Security and Social Defense of Pará already has two other helicopters of the same model, having started its flight operations in 2005. The newly acquired aircraft will be delivered in May 2014.