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Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters from Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), Brazil’s civil aviation authority. “STC approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil allows A109/119 operators in Brazil to realize the cost, ease, and safety benefits of Astronautics’… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 06-Sep-19

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

[electronic translation] The Airbus Foundation and Helibras, in partnership with the civil society organization (OSC) CIEDS, held last Thursday (22) the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Flying Challenge Brazil youth development program. The initiative aims to stimulate a taste for studies and inspire children ages 9 to 11 to explore careers in the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Sep-19

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Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Aug-19

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

During the Labace event, which occurred from August 13th to 15th, Omni was awarded by Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast. This flight was performed by a Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, model AW189 (using a belly tank), to… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 22-Aug-19

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engines. “With the opening of the new facility in Belo Horizonte, our customers can benefit… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 16-Aug-19

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting the active promotion in Brazil of its SH09, the next generation single engine helicopter, with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as sales representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies was signed on the first day of the LABACE 2019 exhibition, which is taking place in Sao Paolo from… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 15-Aug-19

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

Leonardo builds on its marquee success in South America’s VIP/Corporate multiengine helicopter market while at LABACE, the region’s largest luxury helicopter expo, held August 13 – 15 in São Paulo, Brazil announcing new orders for a total of five units valued at nearly 30 million euro. The company, already a global leader in the VIP… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Aug-19

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil, part of CHC Group, announced a new contract supporting Shell’s exploration and appraisal activities in Brazil. This short-term agreement will last seven months with options for extension and serve the Brava Star platform supporting the Gato do Mato and Alto de Cabo Frio fields. “We are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with… Read more »

Source: CHC, 02-Jul-19

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DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

When Rio de Janeiro-based Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo(“Aeróleo”), a subsidiary of Era Group Inc.,needed a certified cargo-carrying solution for its fleet of AW139s,DART Aerospace (“DART”) answered the challenge, and with resounding success. Aeróleo has provided offshore transportation services in Brazil for over 40 years and recently enhanced its cargo carrying capacity for its 13 AW139s through… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Mar-19

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11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

Helicopter crashed on Anhanguera Highway in Sao Paulo and hit the front of a truck that was passing by, and was consumed by fire.  Two fatalities, including journalist, presenter and broadcaster Ricardo Boechat.  Ronaldo Quattrucci also died in the accident.  Brazilian defence department confirmed the registration of the Bell 206

11-Feb-19

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14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign… Read more »

14-Jan-19

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01-Jan-19 PR-RMZ Robinson R44 Ubatuba, Brazil (1F)

Helicopter on a scenic flight crash landed in a residential street, killing a pedestrian.  The three on board the helicopter were not seriously injured

01-Jan-19

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Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Oct-18

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Lider receives two new H135s

Lider receives two new H135s

Helibras announced the delivery of two H135 helicopters to Líder Aviação. The contract was signed at the beginning of the second half of this year and includes the provision of helicopters configured for offshore operations such as passenger transport and medical evacuation missions in the Oil & Gas market. “Flexibility, reduced maintenance and lower operating… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-18

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Rotortrade partners with Gualter Helicopter Brazil

Rotortrade partners with Gualter Helicopter Brazil

Rotortrade Services is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gualter Helicopter as exclusive distributor in Brazil. Rotortrade Services is a leading international helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters and Gualter Helicopter is a company that specializes in the sale of aircraft with focus on executive aviation in Brazil. Rotortrade Services continues… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade Services, 21-Aug-18

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CHC Brasil Holds Regional Safety and Quality Summit in Rio de Janeiro

CHC Brasil Holds Regional Safety and Quality Summit in Rio de Janeiro

On August 9 and 10, CHC Brasil held its fourth CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s event was attended by more than 150 attendees and featured nine presentations around the theme: “Consistent Level of Safety: Continuous Monitoring of Systems and Human Performance.” The event began with opening remarks from CHC’s… Read more »

Source: CHC, 21-Aug-18

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Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus continues to strengthen its investments in education in Brazil. The company announced the renewal of its partnership with the School of Engineering of São Carlos of the University of São Paulo (EESC – USP) at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), held at Congonhas Airport (SP) . For 10 years, Airbus has supported… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-18

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Helibras highlights 40 years of leadership

Helibras highlights 40 years of leadership

Helibras participates in the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), scheduled from August 14 to 16, at Congonhas Airport (SP). In the year it celebrates 40 years, the company will present the first H145 model helicopter in operation in the Brazilian market, as well as the recent investments in its wide range of products… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-18

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ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

Leonardo announced today that ICON Aviation has been appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter in Brazil. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at LABACE exhibition. The distribution agreement, which follows established charter services provided by ICON Aviation in the country with other AW109 variants and the AW139… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 16-Aug-18

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Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today at LABACE 2018 that it has appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica Ltda. Based in Carapicuíba, in São Paulo, this new DMF will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. This… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 16-Aug-18

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Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Táxi Aéreo, a Rio de Janeiro based helicopter operator serving Brazil’s offshore and onshore oil and gas industry, has selected SKYTRAC flight data monitoring with real-time exceedance alerts for their S-76 fleet. “Costa do Sol is committed to meeting and exceeding industry safety standards. SKYTRAC provides a full service solution with real-time… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 03-Jul-18

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Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jun-18

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First H160 for the Latin American market

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations. This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Apr-18

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CHC Brazil Reaches New Contract with Statoil

CHC Brazil Reaches New Contract with Statoil

CHC group announced a new contract supporting Statoil, one of Brazil’s largest oil producers. The two-year agreement will support flying to Operational Area – BM-S-8 – in Santos Basis. The missions will be based out of Jacarepaguá and begin in February 2018. They will be supported by a Sikorsky S-92, a proven aircraft with more… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Jan-18

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Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to CAF Táxi Aéreo (“CAF”) in Brazil to be used in private charter transportation within São Paulo.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s 15th H145 delivery, and the first lease Waypoint has… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Jan-18

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Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

Iron Mountain Solutions,* Madison, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,018,280 modification (000011) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Brazil) contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Nov-17

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Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

In 1977 Safran Helicopter Engines opened its first office in Rio de Janeiro. Aligned to the Arriel program, Turbomeca Do Brasil was established to coordinate support of the Arriel-powered Ecureuils built by Helibras for the Brazilian navy. However further opportunities soon opened up and, in 1983, a Customer Support Center was built at Jacarepaguá Airport,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 15-Nov-17

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Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

Blue Sky Network, an industry leading global provider of satellite asset tracking and fleet management solutions, announced today that the company’s new management team, led by President Gregoire Demory, would attend the LABACE trade show August 15th to 17th in Sao Paulo.  LABACE is Latin America’slargest, and the world’s second largest, business aviation trade show. “Our new management and sales team looks… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 21-Aug-17

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Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters. The H125 FastFin system was certified in late 2016 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 16-Aug-17

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Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

Leonardo announced today that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengthened the company’s position in country and worldwide as a leading provider of corporate and VIP helicopters. Most recently, one GrandNew helicopter was sold to a VIP operator in Brazil, and three firm orders were placed for AW169s. These aircraft will join the large… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Aug-17

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Sikorsky marks 30,000 Black Hawk hours in Brazilian military operation

Sikorsky marks 30,000 Black Hawk hours in Brazilian military operation

[electronic translation] A meeting in commemoration of the 30 thousand flight hours of the H-60 ​​Black Hawk helicopter was held this Wednesday (02/08) in the Office of Air Force Commander, Air Lieutenant Nivaldo Luiz Rossato. Representatives of Sikorsky Aircraft, a US company responsible for manufacturing the aircraft, delivered a helicopter miniature and a plate, referring to… Read more »

Source: FAB, 14-Aug-17

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Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-May-17

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CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé. The new 1,270 square meter facility is designed to fit up to three aircraft internally and will support flying of the S-76, S-92 and AW139 aircraft for customers in the region. The company invested three… Read more »

Source: CHC, 15-May-17

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Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil.  Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-May-17

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AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

The AgustaWestland AW189 has arrived in South America, and is expected to start offshore operations in the near future from Cabo Frio in Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.  Operated by Aeroleo, part of the Era Group, serials 49025 and 49028 were shipped to Brazil in March and are going through a normal introduction project, getting… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-17

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Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone. This result has been achieved in less than four years since the first AW139 entered into service with SENAN in mid-2013. SENAN has benefited from Leonardo’s well-positioned service network in North and Central America, including… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 12-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize a Russian display at the LAAD 2017 Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition. The exhibition supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense will be held at the RIOCENTRO exhibition center (Rio de Janeiro) on April 4-7, 2017. Russia’s official delegation to the exhibition will be… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Apr-17

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Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

This first contract of the Smart line of HCare shows the potential of the Brazilian market for these services in light and medium aircraft. HCare Smart offers maintenance services with payment per flight hour, allowing greater budget control by the customer, and optimized spare parts availability via direct access to Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide stock. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

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AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has achieved basic certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil with deliveries to soon begin. Of the more than 150 agreements signed for the AW169 to date, including firm orders, framework contracts, and options, over 20 of them are from operators in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-16

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Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Oct-16

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AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Oct-16

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FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Willy Vargas has been promoted to Director, Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Sep-16

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LABACE 2016 marks start of demo tour

LABACE 2016 marks start of demo tour

The first civil helicopter to be upgraded by Helibras in Brazil will be touring the country from August 31 to September 29. The first civil helicopter to be upgraded by Helibras in Brazil is being presented in an aircraft demonstration tour starting this week. Helibras announced the transformation of an EC135 P2 into the latest… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-16

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Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

The first civil helicopter to be upgraded by Helibras in Brazil is being presented in an aircraft demonstration tour starting this week. Helibras announced the transformation of an EC135 P2 into the latest version of this model, the H135, during its participation in the LABACE 2016 civil aviation fair held in São Paulo from August… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-16

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Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), being held at the Congonhas Airport (CGH) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, between August 30th and September 1st. Vector’s broad… Read more »

Source: Vector, 30-Aug-16

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Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet 5112 to discuss their state-of-the-art product lineup,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Aug-16

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90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

A fleet of 90 Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft has been deployed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for use in surveillance, airspace defense, anti-terrorism, law enforcement, command/control/communication, air medical rescue and electronic image capture during the month of August in Rio de Janeiro and other states where competitions are taking place. This fleet is comprised of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Aug-16

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German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

Both the German and Brazilian military have reportedly grounded their Cougar/Caracal fleets in the light of the EASA grounding directive made earlier this month.  Following the CHC accident off Bergen on 29th April, only civilian aircraft have been grounded to date, largely driven by the way the certification authorities work.  Military certification is approached a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

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Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow Group has moved an offshore-equipped Sikorsky S92 from Brazil to the UK.  Owned in the name of their own Brilog Leasing division, the aircraft was previously operated in Brazil by Lider Taxi Aereo as PR-JBH from new in spring 2012. The helicopter is now registered G-CIYD and is serial 920159.  I was operated by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-16

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Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras has delivered the first of two new EC145s to the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro. These will form part of the intelligence system supporting the Olympic Games, which opens in the city on 5th August 2016.  Following production in Germany, the aircraft have gone through a long completion period in Brazil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-16

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Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed an agreement with CJW Aviation and Mr. Carlos Jorge. CJW will represent MAG’s Cabin Comfort System division in Brazil. The agreement between the two organizations outlines an arrangement in which CJW will represent MAG for helicopter interiors in various configurations – oil and gas, utility,… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 03-May-16

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Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica will be showcasing the company’s expertise in aerospace and security sectors and its footprint in the key Brazilian market through this week’s LAAD Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poised for growth in the region, the company will display solutions from the sectors of security, helicopters, airborne, space, and naval defence electronics that… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 14-Apr-16

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United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

Local company United Aero Group have donated a Sikorsky S-76A to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum that currently occupies buildings 6 and 53 at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the early ‘A” model aircraft and a sister ship from a Lider Air Taxi in Brazil and… Read more »

Source: United Aero Group, 06-Apr-16

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CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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Precision Heliparts opens in Brazil

Precision Heliparts opens in Brazil

Atlanta based Precision Heliparts (PHP), a division of Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces the opening of its newest sales facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  PHP – Brazil’s sales facility is located at Helipark in Carapicuíba/Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new facility is staffed by… Read more »

Source: Precision Heliparts, 15-Mar-16

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Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its cargo hook kits for the Robinson R66 aircraft have been certified for use in Brazil by the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). A Certificado de Homologacao Suplementar de Tipos (CHST) was issued for the cargo hook kits. Onboard… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 14-Mar-16

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Helisul signs LOI for ten Marenco SKYe SH09

Helisul signs LOI for ten Marenco SKYe SH09

Reputable and renowned Helisul Táxi Aéreo from Brazil confirmed strong interest to operate the SKYe SH09 and signs a letter of intent for ten units of the Swiss made single-engine. Marenco Swisshelicopter is really proud to be a part of the vision of Cmte Eloy Biesuz and Helisul Táxi Aéreo especially when considering the pioneering… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 01-Mar-16

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Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing have announced that they have closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group.  The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA), Brazil’s largest helicopter service operator to the offshore industry by fleet size.   All aircraft operate in support… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-15

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Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

Santa Claus holds up pilot to steal R44 in Brazil

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. See Full Story

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 30-Nov-15

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Guimbal invades Brazil

Guimbal invades Brazil

The first Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopter for a customer in Brazil is currently being shipped to the South American country. The helicopter was recently handed over by Guimbal in a ceremony at the factory in Aix in southern France – see photo below.  Serial 1120 is expected in Brazil by the end of the year,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-15

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Aeroleo job losses expected as Petrobras cancels tender

Aeroleo job losses expected as Petrobras cancels tender

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, announced that Aeróleo Taxi Aero S/A, its Brazilian joint venture (“Aeroleo”), received notification today from Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) that Petrobras will cancel the ongoing tender process for heavy and medium helicopters. In its notification, Petrobras noted its determination that… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 22-Oct-15

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CAE-Lider JV to expand with AW139 full flight simulator

CAE-Lider JV to expand with AW139 full flight simulator

CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced the expansion of the joint venture training program between CAE and Lider with the purchase of a CAE 3000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) replicating the AW139 aircraft. The new AW139 FFS will be jointly developed by CAE… Read more »

Source: CAE, 21-Oct-15

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Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are helping operators of more than 275 Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125B3/B3e dual hydraulic aircraft protect their engines — and now, new certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has cleared the way for H130T2 operators in Brazil to realize the same benefits. Donaldson Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 20-Oct-15

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CAE Lider JV to launch AW139 simulator in Brazil

CAE Lider JV to launch AW139 simulator in Brazil

CAE has announced a series of training solution contracts including the sale of 9 full-flight simulators and training programs with over 15 global airlines valued at more than C$300 million. The diversity of these agreements highlights the span of CAE’s full range of training equipment and programs that cover the entire career life cycle of… Read more »

Source: CAE, 16-Oct-15

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XPO to ship eight Lynxes from Brazil to UK

XPO to ship eight Lynxes from Brazil to UK

Part of Italy’s Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland has its main facilities in Italy, the UK, the USA and Poland, and operates globally through a number of subsidiaries, joint ventures and collaborative programmes with major aerospace and defence companies. AgustaWestland has over 12,850 employees worldwide and revenues of €4.37 billion. AgustaWestland in the UK has a longstanding relationship… Read more »

Source: XPO Logistics, 15-Oct-15

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AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

AgustaWestland announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland do Brasil is to undergo a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Itapevi, 30 km from Sao Paulo, which will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training centre with full flight simulation capability, bonded warehouse, workshops… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Oct-15

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Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by OMNI Aero Taxi Aereo SA to provide its leading helicopter MRO services on two Sikorsky S-61N aircraft that will fly customers to and from onshore oil and gas installations in Brazil. In order… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Oct-15

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Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

The 16 H225M helicopters, operated by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force, exceeded the 10,000 flight hour milestone last month. H225M: Multi-Mission Capable The latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ military Super Puma family, this 11-metric-tonne helicopter is used in logistic support missions, disaster support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, combat search and rescue, presidential… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-15

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Brazilian Lynx fleet to receive new protection suite

Brazilian Lynx fleet to receive new protection suite

Selex ES has received an order from prime contractor Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland to provide a suite of electronic warfare equipment for eight Lynx Mk21A aircraft used by the Brazilian Navy. The company will provide its SAGE electronic support measure (ESM) along with the company’s defensive aid suite (DAS) controller and a third-party countermeasure dispensing system…. Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 10-Sep-15

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First Bell 407GXP delivery made into Brazil

First Bell 407GXP delivery made into Brazil

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Brazil. The aircraft is outfitted for corporate transport, which continues to be a popular market segment for the Bell 407GXP throughout Latin America. The aircraft was accepted at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., by customer… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Sep-15

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CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Bell 505 mockup starts 10-stop tour of Brazil

Bell 505 mockup starts 10-stop tour of Brazil

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the demonstration tour of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mockup kicked off, September 3, in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. Balneário Camboriú is the first of 10 stops throughout Brazil for the Bell 505 demo tour taking place from September to November. The nine other… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Sep-15

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Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announcedit has successfully validated their VVIP Bell 429 helicopter interior with the Agencia Nacional De Aviacao Civil (ANAC). MAG achieved the original Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with EASA earlier this year and continues to validate with agencies around the world.  Brazil is the first of six (6) international validations applied for… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation, 04-Sep-15

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Economic crisis in Brazil is destroying the helicopter market

Economic crisis in Brazil is destroying the helicopter market

Chalk up another casualty of Brazil’s economic crisis: the world’s busiest helicopter market. See Full Story

Source: Business Standard, 04-Sep-15

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