Helibrás donates material for scientific study

Helibrás donates material for scientific study

19-Dec-2013 Source: Helibrás

[electronic translation] In November, the board of Innovation Helibrás donated two new pieces for study and research courses in engineering, mathematics and computing, Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI). They are available for the development of technological projects of the students of the institute.

One of donated materials was a sign of hive to support the development of a wind tunnel. The play is instrumental in building the equipment, it reduces air turbulence becoming more accurate test results. The tunnel was created by a student and a professor at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering UNIFEI.

A second piece, a bonnet of a Squirrel, will be part of an existing flight simulator at the University, the Laboratory of Multimedia. The material was received by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, responsible for developing the software simulator.

Donations are part of the technological cooperation agreement and the Helibrás UNIFEI for research and development of a Technology Center Helicopters process with ability to work in the program a national rotorcraft.

Helibras is the only Brazilian manufacturer of helicopters and complete, in 2013, 35 years of activities. Since its founding in 1978, the company has delivered more than 700 helicopters in Brazil, 70% of the Squirrel model, manufactured in Itajubá (MG). Since 2012, is producing the EC725 (military) model, having built a new assembly line and expanded all its facilities for this new program.

Helibras is associated with the Eurocopter Group, the world’s largest supplier industry, controlled by EADS – European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. With more than 50% in the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters, Helibras maintains facilities in Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

Their factory, which employs more than 800 professionals and has a production capacity of 36 aircraft per year , manufactures and customizes various models that meet the civilian government and military segments. In 2012, the company reported total sales of $ 351,586,000. – See more at: http://www.helibras.com.br/a-helibras_noticias-detalhe.php?id=331#sthash.qqfTrSV2.dpuf

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