Helibras invests in new forms of government funding for public safety aircraft

Helibras invests in new forms of government funding for public safety aircraft

28-Aug-2013 Source: Helibras

Helibras will present to the public the Interseg – fair aimed to public safety that happens in RioCentro 18-20 of August, new funding possibilities for purchase of helicopters by state governments.

According to François Arnaud, Vice President Sales and Marketing Helibras, it Finame, long-term financing of the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) for machinery and equipment produced in Brazil, with a lower interest rate.

Fairly used by clients in the civilian market purchase AS350 Squirrel , this type of loan can now also be contracted by state governments for the purchase of the same helicopter model, adapted to the most diverse missions it undertakes.

“This is another step that should provide many clusters expand or modernize its air fleet , advancing in providing services to the population, “says Arnaud.

In addition to this new mode of financing, Helibras disclose its new configuration option Helicopter government: the twin-engine EC145, widely used by police forces around the world and has three units in operation in Brazil, by the police of Maranhão, Ceará and Bahia.

“The use of larger helicopters and more autonomy is a natural consequence of the growth of air patrols, especially in regions of large territory,” said the VP.

Demonstration flights

Another action designed to account for Reverse Splits Air flights will be the demonstration newest helicopter range Helibrás / Eurocopter being launched in Brazil, the EC 130 T2.

The model is the evolution of the already established member of the squirrel family, much used by air taxi companies in scenic flights, but allowing a interesting configuration for air ambulance missions.

According to François Arnaud, “by having larger internal dimensions, this allows the helicopter flight with two pilots, a crew member operating, a doctor and a rescuer, and the patient lying on the table in removals victims accidents, and with all the pre-hospital, which ensures better service. “

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