25-Apr-2014 Source: Helibras
Helibrás will attend the 21th edition of Agrishow , International Fair of Agricultural Technology, which runs from April 28 to May 2, in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo.
The event is an opportunity to show the news of the company for the agribusiness sector, the market in which the employment of the helicopter has been growing in recent years because of the great distances in their activities and ease of landing aircraft. “We know that Ribeirão Preto is the city with the third largest helicopter fleet in Brazil and has a great demand for this type of transport,” says François Arnaud, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Helibrás .
At its booth, the Helibrás will keep the aircraft AS350 B3 Squirrel , a version of the model leader in sales worldwide and counting, in Brazil, with funding from BNDES, by FINAME PSI program, with an interest rate of 4 5% per year, up to 120 months. This is the only helicopter to participate in this type of financing because it meets the requirements to have, in his view, national value-added as a product made in Brazil.
This year, the focus will also be on after-sale services. “We show customers our new organization in the region to support the brand services to aircraft,” added Arnaud, which refers to the newly created Customer Support Center (CSC) in Atibaia (SP), which organizes and distributes requests for scheduled maintenance, warranty repairs and emergencies between workshops Helibrás with greater agility and speed in service.
This is the second appearance of Helibrás at the fair. Last year, the company signed a sale of a squirrel and made another delivery at your booth.
Helibras is the only Brazilian manufacturer of helicopters and completed in 2014, 36 years of activities. Since its founding in 1978, the company has delivered more than 750 helicopters in Brazil, 70% of the Squirrel model, manufactured in Itajubá (MG). In 2012, began producing the EC725 (military) model, having built a new assembly line and expanded all its facilities for this new program. Helibras Helicopters is a subsidiary of Airbus, which belongs to the Airbus Group, a world pioneer in aerospace and defense-related services. With 47% share in the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters, Helibras is the market leader and maintains facilities in Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Its factory, which employs more than 850 professionals and has a production capacity of 36 aircraft per year, produces and customizes various models that meet the civilian government and military segments. In 2012, the company reported total sales of $ 351,586,000. More information: www.helibras.com.br