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Embraer’s Eve leads workgroup on use of UAM in Rio de Janeiro

Embraer’s Eve leads workgroup on use of UAM in Rio de Janeiro

3-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility (“Eve”), an Embraer spinoff, is cooperating with strategic partners and government entities for the development of a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the future market of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) taking place in Rio de Janeiro. The objective is to convert the acquired knowledge into a working data and analysis... Read more

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

9-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Brazilian operator Omni is expanding after winning new work from national oil company Petrobras. Omni will soon have an active fleet of five Airbus H175 helicopters, one delivered into Brazil in September 2020 for an earlier contract and four currently in transit for the new contract. The four being added consist of two leased from... Read more

Lilium announces plan for $1 billion commercial deal

Lilium announces plan for $1 billion commercial deal

4-Aug-2021Source: Lilium

Lilium GmbH (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, announced that it intends to enter into a $1 billion commercial deal and strategic alliance with leading Brazilian airline Azul S.A (“Azul”) (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL). It also announced the appointment of Gabrielle Toledano and Henri Courpron to the Board of... Read more

Eve UAM to collaborate with EDP on eVTOL infrastructure

Eve UAM to collaborate with EDP on eVTOL infrastructure

15-Jul-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Embraer´s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (“Eve”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brazilian operation of EDP, a multinational energy leader, to collaborate on Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Both companies will cooperate on the research of operational models for charging infrastructure solutions needed for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to begin... Read more

Helibras fly H225M tests with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles

Helibras fly H225M tests with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles

9-Jul-2021Source: Helibras

The H225M multi-mission helicopter in its Naval Version has completed an important step towards completion of its certification. The shooting campaign with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles was carried out with the logistical and operational support of the Brazilian Navy, from the São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base. The delivery of the first unit of this... Read more

28-Jun-21 PT-SUS Airbus H125 Jequitai, Brazil

28-Jun-21 PT-SUS Airbus H125 Jequitai, Brazil

28-Jun-2021

The aircraft took off for a medical flight at around 12:35 UTC from Mario Ribeiro (SBMK) aerodrome, Montes Claros – MG, in order to land outside a helipad, in the municipality of Jequitaí – MG. A pilot, a technical crew member, a doctor and a nurse are on board. During the final approach, an obscuring dust cloud... Read more

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

7-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

A newly delivered AW139 had an accident during a night training flight last week which will likely lead to the aircraft being declared a write-off. Delivered new from the US production line in Philadelphia, PR-OTF was ferried between 10 and 17 April through to the Omni base at Macapa in north-east Brazil. A week later,... Read more

Ecocopter implements the FDM System in 100% of its Latam Fleet

Ecocopter implements the FDM System in 100% of its Latam Fleet

7-Jun-2021

The technology in world aeronautics advances and develops in a vertiginous way with rapid and profound changes aimed at providing the greatest safety. Thus, in recent times, the use of data and monitoring has developed transversely from operation to maintenance. Flight safety aims, in addition to safeguarding human lives, to know the causes of a... Read more

02-Jun-21 PR-OTF Leonardo AW139 Ocean Courage rig, Brazil

02-Jun-21 PR-OTF Leonardo AW139 Ocean Courage rig, Brazil

2-Jun-2021

Helicopter ended on its side after a landing on an offshore rig during a night training flight.  The crew suffered light injuries and evacuated the aircraft.   The offshore deck fire crew were on hand and extinguished a small fire which was causing smoke, but no flames. Helios photo... Read more

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

14-Apr-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The corresponding contracts were signed by the Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) in November – December 2020 with the Brazilian Industria de Aviacao e Servisos (IAS), an authorized company of the Brazilian Air Force. According to the contracts, the Russian Helicopters holding will ensure the supply of group repair... Read more

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

15-Feb-2021Source: Entrol

Safety Flight, located in Campo de Marte airport (Brazil), has purchased from entrol an H135 FTD Level 5 simulator. It will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in Brazil. The simulator will come with dual GTN 750, a cylindrical visual system with 3-channel STD and extended vertical field of view for mission training.... Read more

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

13-Jan-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced Fernando Quental has been appointed to the role of Brazil Area Manager, effective today. In this role, he will be responsible for all facets of Bristow’s operations in Brazil. Quental has more than 20 years of leadership experience in various industries, and he comes to Bristow from SGS... Read more

Kaman K-1200 K-MAX Helicopter Achieves Brazil Type Certification

Kaman K-1200 K-MAX Helicopter Achieves Brazil Type Certification

7-Jan-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced that the Agencia Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) in Brazil has issued the Type Certificate for the Kaman K-1200 K-MAX® helicopter. Kaman has been marketing the K-MAX® helicopter to various Brazilian operators, power line, oil and gas firms, and engineering companies over the... Read more

06-Jan-21 PR-WVW Robinson R44 Vila Velha, Brazil (2F)

06-Jan-21 PR-WVW Robinson R44 Vila Velha, Brazil (2F)

6-Jan-2021

Helicopter was on final approach to land at its base airport Vila Velha en route from Guarapari and suddenly lost height from 200ft to the ground.  Both occupants in the helicopter received fatal injuries.  They were named in this report as pilot Octavio Schneider Guieroz (68) and his girlfriend Lucimara Poleto (52). Video of accident... Read more

11-Dec-20 PP-MSA Bell 206B Angra dos Reis, Brazil (1F)

11-Dec-20 PP-MSA Bell 206B Angra dos Reis, Brazil (1F)

11-Dec-2020

Helicopter crashed after striking a wire.  Pilot died in the accident – and was named here as Eurico Azevedo... Read more

Brazil’s Federal Highway Police orders six AW119s

Brazil’s Federal Highway Police orders six AW119s

1-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF) of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by... Read more

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

25-Nov-2020Source: VHA

In mid-November 2020, Van Horn Aviation received a letter from Brazil’s Agency Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) conferring a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 206B main rotor blades bearing the part number 20635000-501. The ANAC STC, posted on VHA’s Documents page, validates the FAA STC SR02732LA issued in August 2020 and permits the new main... Read more

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

28-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers... Read more

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

22-Sep-2020Source: SSPDS

[electronic translation] The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS) informs, through Secretary Sandro Caron, of a change in the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer). The Civil Police of the State of Ceará (PCCE) delegate, Aristóteles Tavares, leaves and takes over Colonel RR of the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE), Antonio... Read more

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-2020

The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of ​​the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately... Read more

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

2-Sep-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the largest offshore helicopter operator in the world, announced today it will rename its Aeróleo division in Brazil to Bristow and remain focused on its support of the oil and gas industry and other vertical lift solutions. Bristow has been an integral part of the oil and gas industry in... Read more

Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

12-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Our sister organisation Parapex Media maintains a database of over 400 aviation events and conferences, as part of their service to their customers.  Parapex Media specialises in Marketing, PR and Social Media management for the aviation industry. As part of this never-ending work, we have identified that the Brazilian event Heli XP has been moved... Read more

Airbus-funded helicopter booking platform Voom ceases operations

Airbus-funded helicopter booking platform Voom ceases operations

2-Apr-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Launched in 2016 out of the Airbus innovation centre Acubed, Voom was created with the ambition to democratise access to the skies and transform how people move in urban environments. Over four years, it grew from a two-person project in Silicon Valley to 30+ employees, and operating in three of the most congested metropolitan areas... Read more

Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

2-Mar-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered aerospace and security multinational, through its subsidiary Leonardo International, which was set up to support the Company’s operations around the world, and Codemar, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá, have announced the creation of a joint venture named Leonardo&Codemar S.A., with 49% share of Codemar and 51% of Leonardo, established under Brazilian law.... Read more

New Leonardo facility in São Paulo

New Leonardo facility in São Paulo

25-Feb-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that its regional helicopter customer service capabilities in Brazil are being expanded with the building of a new facility in Itapevi, 30 km from São Paulo. The groundbreaking centre was celebrated officially in presence of local and Italian authorities and industrial representatives. Construction of the new facility, run by Leonardo do Brasil over... Read more

New Pratt & Whitney PW206 overhaul facility opens in Brazil

New Pratt & Whitney PW206 overhaul facility opens in Brazil

17-Dec-2019Source: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Brazil’s Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS), officially opened their new overhaul centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engine families. The grand opening event that celebrated the addition of a fourth new facility in Brazil was attended by national and... Read more

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

13-Dec-2019Source: Air BP

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed the roll out of its innovative Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state, Brazil. It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator customers will benefit from the new technology which aims to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations. This... Read more

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

6-Sep-2019Source: Astronautics

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

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

6-Sep-2019Source: Helibras

[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

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

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

23-Aug-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

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

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

22-Aug-2019Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo

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

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

16-Aug-2019Source: Pratt & Whitney

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

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

15-Aug-2019Source: Kopter

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

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

15-Aug-2019Source: Leonardo

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

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

2-Jul-2019Source: CHC

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

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

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

18-Mar-2019Source: DART Aerospace

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

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

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

11-Feb-2019

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... Read more

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

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

14-Jan-2019

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

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

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

1-Jan-2019

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

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

29-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Lider receives two new H135s

Lider receives two new H135s

12-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

Rotortrade partners with Gualter Helicopter Brazil

Rotortrade partners with Gualter Helicopter Brazil

21-Aug-2018Source: Rotortrade Services

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

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

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

21-Aug-2018Source: CHC

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

Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

17-Aug-2018Source: Helibras

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

Helibras highlights 40 years of leadership

Helibras highlights 40 years of leadership

17-Aug-2018Source: Helibras

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

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

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

16-Aug-2018Source: Leonardo

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

Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

16-Aug-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

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

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

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

3-Jul-2018Source: SKYTRAC

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

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

12-Jun-2018Source: Sikorsky

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

First H160 for the Latin American market

First H160 for the Latin American market

4-Apr-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

CHC Brazil Reaches New Contract with Statoil

CHC Brazil Reaches New Contract with Statoil

30-Jan-2018Source: CHC

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

Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

9-Jan-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

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.

16-Nov-2017Source: US DoD

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

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

15-Nov-2017Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

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

Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

21-Aug-2017Source: Blue Sky Network

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

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

16-Aug-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

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

Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

15-Aug-2017Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

14-Aug-2017Source: FAB

[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

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

25-May-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

15-May-2017Source: CHC

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

Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

15-May-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

5-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

12-Apr-2017Source: Leonardo Group

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

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

4-Apr-2017Source: Rostec

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

Omni Helicopters launches JV in Nigeria

Omni Helicopters launches JV in Nigeria

13-Feb-2017Source: OHI

Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), parent of Brazil’s leading offshore aviation specialist Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A. (“OTA”), and Omni Blu Aviation Ltd. (“Omni Blu”), the independent provider of aviation services in Nigeria, today announced their strategic alliance to launch, promote, and develop Omni Helicopters Nigeria (“OHN”). OHN will make use of OHI’s technical expertise, access... Read more

Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

19-Dec-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

22-Nov-2016Source: Leonardo

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

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

1-Nov-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

25-Oct-2016Source: Leonardo

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

AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

AW169 gets 5 firm orders from Brazil

13-Oct-2016Source: Leonardo

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

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

23-Sep-2016Source: FlightSafety

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

LABACE 2016 marks start of demo tour

LABACE 2016 marks start of demo tour

21-Sep-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

Airbus takes first Latin American H135 upgrade on demo tour

2-Sep-2016Source: Airbus

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

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

30-Aug-2016Source: Vector

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

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

30-Aug-2016Source: Bell

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

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