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Helibras working with AEL on weapons upgrades for Brazilian Fennec fleet

Helibras working with AEL on weapons upgrades for Brazilian Fennec fleet

[electronic translation] Helibras is working in partnership with AEL, a proposal for the request (RFP) issued by the Army to provide new weapons for the Fennec helicopter operated by the Force. The company, which is making the modernization of the fleet model at its plant in Itajubá (MG), also developed new skills from the transfer… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 21-Apr-15

Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales will provide its Integrated Electronic Stand-by Instrument (IESI) to modernise the Esquilo/Fennec helicopter fleet of the Brazilian Army. A total of 36 helicopters will be retrofitted with the Thales system with completion expected in 2018. The first batch will be completed by 2014, whereby Thales’s IESI will be integrated into six initial helicopters by… Read more »

Source: Thales, 27-May-14

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Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

[electronic translation] With four aircraft already in the hangar factory for upgrades, Helibras held the first flight of the first upgraded AS550 Fennec  of the Brazilian Army on Thursday 19th December, after completing its rebuild and modernizaston at their Itajubá plant. A first cell – base for reconstruction / modernization of the helicopter EB -1019… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 22-Dec-13

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

Brazilian helicopter manufacturer Helibras, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, has selected Safran Engineering Services as the design authority to supply the installation design and full integration of multiple avionics communication and navigation systems, including a sophisticated new Glass Cockpit System from Sagem (Safran), as well as the integration of the auto-pilot system, for the modernization of… Read more »

Source: Safran Engineering Services, 29-Apr-13

Indian procurement delays prompts Eurocopter to write

Indian procurement delays prompts Eurocopter to write

Expressing “concern” over delays in finalising the deal for procuring 197 light helicopters for the defence forces, European defence major Eurocopter has written a letter to Army chief Gen V K Singh in that regard.   The European Eurocopter AS 350 Fennec is competing with Russian Kamov 226 ‘Sergei’ for supplying these choppers to the Indian… Read more »

20-Feb-12

10-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS550U2 Islamabad, Pakistan

All the three crew members aboard a military helicopter survived when it crashed Thursday morning in the southern part of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad near Burma Bridge

10-Mar-11

Danish helicopters off to Norway to practice white-out landings

Danish helicopters off to Norway to practice white-out landings

Next week one AW101 Merlin and five AS550 Fennec helicopters will travel from Denmark to Norway  to practice landings in the snow Crews from 722 and 724 Squadrons are off to practice landings in the snow during the exercise appropriately called Exercise White Out. Rescue helicopter Squadron 722, had a need arise to be able… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11

Eurocopter to send AS550 for Indian trials

Source: Flightglobal, 22-Jun-09

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Eurocopter proud to showcase strong participation at 5th Defexpo 2008

Eurocopter proud to showcase strong participation at 5th Defexpo 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Feb-08

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