Brazil

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

1-Aug-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”... Read more

25-Jul-14 PR-HSC Eurocopter AS350B2 Novo Progresso, Brazil

25-Jul-14 PR-HSC Eurocopter AS350B2 Novo Progresso, Brazil

25-Jul-2014

Hit wires on final approach, leading to emergency landing in an area to the side of a highway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the windshield, upper cowling and tail boom.... Read more

Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

7-Jul-2014Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered three AS350 B2 Squirrel aircraft to Air Grouping of Public Safety (Graesp) Pará State in a ceremony held on this day 1, the Hangar Convention Center Amazon in Belém (PA). The event was attended by Governor Janet Simon, Secretary of the Security Luiz Fernandes Rocha and public authorities of Pará, in addition... Read more

Brazilian Navy signs for Lynx Mk21A upgrade

Brazilian Navy signs for Lynx Mk21A upgrade

3-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation has signed a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued in excess of US$160 million (€117 million), includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC, navigation, displays suite and mission avionics. A comprehensive... Read more

Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

18-Jun-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first “built-in-Brazil” EC725 was provided to the Brazilian Navy last Friday, marking a major milestone in Airbus Helicopters’ cooperation with the country to supply mission-ready multi-role rotorcraft for its three military services and to develop a capable national helicopter industry. This milestone aircraft’s handover occurred at the new rotary-wing center of excellence operated by... Read more

Helibras delivers EMS EC145 to State of Minas Gerais

Helibras delivers EMS EC145 to State of Minas Gerais

11-Jun-2014Source: helibras

Helibras delivered the first EC145 the State Department of Health of Minas Gerais. The aircraft will be used for attendance during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the state. In aeromedical configuration, the model will carry two stretchers with patients, doctors, nurses, operating crew of Firefighters, Pilot and co-pilot. The helicopter is equipped with the... Read more

Helibrás offer special support for 55 Army helicopters during World Cup

Helibrás offer special support for 55 Army helicopters during World Cup

8-Jun-2014Source: Helibras

[Electronic translation] Helibras, the only helicopter manufacturer in Brazil, will support the full operation of 55 aircraft Helibrás / Airbus Helicopters chosen by the Brazilian Army to fulfill the patrol missions during the FIFA World Cup, which begins in the country on 12 June. Already underway Special support provided by the companies Helibrás / Airbus Helicopters Force,... Read more

07-Jun-14 PT-YJJ Helibras AS350B Rio Araguaia, Brazil (5F)

07-Jun-14 PT-YJJ Helibras AS350B Rio Araguaia, Brazil (5F)

7-Jun-2014

The aircraft departed from a camping area on an island of the Araguaia River  at 1.30am, destined for a helipad in the town of Aruanã. Soon after getting airborne, at a distance of approximately 700m from the point of origin, while still on the departure axis, the aircraft crashed into the ground, killing all five on... Read more

Schiebel demos Camcopter S-100 maritime capabilities to Brazilian military

Schiebel demos Camcopter S-100 maritime capabilities to Brazilian military

6-Jun-2014Source: Schiebel

Schiebel´s dedication to the maritime domain and its ability to respond to the evolving unmanned systems requirements lead to a series of trials for the Brazilian Navy from 2nd to 5th June near San Pedro, Brazil, from the Brazilian Amazonas Class Ship APA. Schiebel’s unmanned helicopter CAMCOPTER® S-100 convinced representatives of the Brazilian Navy and... Read more

CHC’s Brazil Subsidiary Opens New Facility in Cabo Frio

CHC’s Brazil Subsidiary Opens New Facility in Cabo Frio

30-May-2014Source: CHC

BHS (Brazilian Helicopter Services Táxi Aéreo) is a subsidiary of CHC, a global leader in helicopter services and the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). The 6,500-square-meter (about 70,000-square-foot) hangar includes significantly expanded facilities for BHS customers and passengers, meets expected long-term needs for aircraft capacity, and allows for advanced maintenance operations. Tomas Salazar,... Read more

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

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

27-May-2014Source: Thales

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

Helivia partners with C-Fly to shuttle VIPs during 2014 World Cup

Helivia partners with C-Fly to shuttle VIPs during 2014 World Cup

22-May-2014Source: Helivia Aero Taxi

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be the sole provider supporting C-Fly and Jet Aviation with VIP helicopter shuttle service to and from Galeão, Rio de Janeiro’s, International Airport during the 2014 World Cupwhich takes place June 12 – July 13, 2014 in 12 cities across Brazil. C-Fly... Read more

03-May-14 PT-HTQ Bell 206L3 LongRanger Aquiraz, Brazil

03-May-14 PT-HTQ Bell 206L3 LongRanger Aquiraz, Brazil

3-May-2014

Reports of a “bang” and loss of control and pilot Arcelino Matos Brito put the helicopter down into the water close to the short.  6 POB including the deputy mayor of Aquiraz Callou Marcos Barros, and two aged 11 and 14, all got out safely, helped to the shore by beachgoers.  Video of recovery of... Read more

02-May-14 PR-FPL Eurocopter EC120 Luiziania, Brazil

02-May-14 PR-FPL Eurocopter EC120 Luiziania, Brazil

2-May-2014

During the approach for landing as part of a hydraulic failure training, with the aircraft already sustaining “ground effect”, a high level of vibration occurred . In the sequence, the aircraft skidded to the left and rolled, colliding with the ground. The aircraft sustained breakage of the main rotor blades and tail boom. It also sustained substantial... Read more

26-Apr-14 PR-HFC Eurocopter AS355 Oroco, Brazil

26-Apr-14 PR-HFC Eurocopter AS355 Oroco, Brazil

26-Apr-2014

The helicopter yawed to the left moments before landing, and the tail rotor ended up hitting some bushes. There was substantial damage to the tail rotor blades... Read more

Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

25-Apr-2014Source: Helibras

Helibras has just delivered two EC725 helicopters, meeting deadlines and criteria for nationalization stipulated by the contract signed between the company and the Ministry of Defence in 2008, which established the supply of 50 aircraft of this model to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The 10th unit is allocated to the FAB, who has now five... Read more

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

2-Apr-2014Source: TASS

Russia will soon deliver the fourth batch of three Mil Mi-35 helicopters to Brazil under the contract signed in 2008 See full story... Read more

Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

27-Mar-2014Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins recently delivered its HF-9087D radio to Helibras, marking the first radio manufactured and delivered by the company’s Brazil facility. “We believe this is the first of many radios that we will manufacture and deliver here in Brazil as we continue to increase our investment and presence in country, while adding jobs and transferring... Read more

23-Mar-14 PP-SSP Robinson R22B Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2F)

23-Mar-14 PP-SSP Robinson R22B Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2F)

23-Mar-2014

Crashed in corn field with two fatalities... Read more

Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

16-Mar-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Helisul Air Taxi ordered a new Bell 429 and also signed purchase agreements for three new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014, further adding to the company’s growing fleet. This was part of the nearly 200 total agreements announced at the end of... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

14-Mar-2014Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered an EC155 to a corporate customer in Brazil.  The aircraft was configured per customer specifications and will accommodate twelve passengers and two pilots, each with their own Bose headset.  The luxury helicopter also includes carpet and leather interior panels. “The size and organization of Metro Aviation is impressive, but what caught... Read more

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

13-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s... Read more

Atlas Air Taxi to operate AW139s in Brazil

Atlas Air Taxi to operate AW139s in Brazil

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 will enter service with ATLAS Air Taxi, an offshore operator in Brazil, who are leasing two helicopters that are planned to be delivered in March 2014. The helicopters will provide passenger transport to offshore oil and gas installations off the Brazilian coast. Approximately 30... Read more

Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Omni Helicopters International Group (OHI) has signed a contract for a total amount of nine helicopters including four AW139 intermediate twin-engine and five AW189 8.3 ton helicopters in offshore configuration. The contract completes the framework agreement which included a total requirement for 13 AW139s and adds... Read more

Turbomeca celebrates long term cooperation with Helisul

Turbomeca celebrates long term cooperation with Helisul

25-Feb-2014Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) celebrates 25-years partnership with the Brazilian air taxi company Helisul, a reference in the Brazilian aviation market. Founded in 1972, Helisul Air Taxi sets nowadays as the largest air taxi company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Featuring a fleet of about 50 aircraft, 60 % of them equipped... Read more

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

25-Feb-2014Source: Finmeccanica

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded contracts totally valued about EUR 260 million [translates today as $357M.  Ed] to supply helicopters for both commercial and government applications to customers in various nations including USA, Brazil, UK and Japan. Contracts, signed during Heli-Expo, held in Anaheim, California, include a total of 24 aircraft such as... Read more

FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

24-Feb-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo, Brazil. Training using a new Level D qualified full flight simulator is expected to begin in Q3 2014. “Offering training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo demonstrates our commitment to support Sikorsky and to provide Customers with the highest... Read more

18-Feb-14 PT-YFV Robinson R22B Barra de Guratiba, Brazil (2F)

18-Feb-14 PT-YFV Robinson R22B Barra de Guratiba, Brazil (2F)

18-Feb-2014

Training flight accident, crashed into the sea near a rocky coast.  One fatality named here as Sergio Mauro, 24... Read more

15-Feb-14 PT-YMF Robinson R44 Villa Fatima, Brazil (2F)

15-Feb-14 PT-YMF Robinson R44 Villa Fatima, Brazil (2F)

15-Feb-2014

Crashed into a forest area killing both on board.  There is some local controversy as the helicopter had reportedly been rebuilt after a fatal accident in 2007 and local law does not allow an aircraft which has been “written off” to be rebuilt in any way.  Some close-up photos at the accident scene of various... Read more

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

30-Jan-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Brazilian Air Force has reason to celebrate. Last week its team of EC725 pilots logged their 1,000th flight hour with one aircraft (H-36 FAB 8510) while performing EMS, firefighting and Search and Rescue missions in the region. This mighty helicopter, operated by the Aviation Group Falçao, enables the team to protect and save lives... Read more

Canada and Brazil certify Bell 429WLG

Canada and Brazil certify Bell 429WLG

27-Jan-2014Source: Bell

Today, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the initial certification of the Bell 429WLG by Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Unveiled in October 2013 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference, the helicopter combines the advanced capabilities of the Bell 429 with the added operational flexibility... Read more

Avinco targets new markets with two helicopter team appointments

Avinco targets new markets with two helicopter team appointments

15-Jan-2014Source: Avinco

Avinco has further strengthened its commercial team with the recent appointments of Joanna Lumanlan and Viviane Mello as Commercial Director for the Helicopter Market. These strategic appointments address Avinco’s ambition to expand in key South East Asian and South American markets. Joanna Lumanlan worked for Eurocopter Philippines from 2007 to 2010 managing, monitoring & developing... Read more

12-Jan-14 PP-ABW Robinson R22B Santa Maria Madalena, Brazil

12-Jan-14 PP-ABW Robinson R22B Santa Maria Madalena, Brazil

12-Jan-2014

Training accident – landed in the tops of the trees in a mountainous area.  Both occupants injured – named as Alcemir Campos Pereira, 39, and  Gabriel Silva Mataruna Assunção, 23.... Read more

12-Jan-14 Robinson R22 Santa Maria Madalena, Brazil

12-Jan-14 Robinson R22 Santa Maria Madalena, Brazil

12-Jan-2014

Both occupants injured on training flight after landing on top of trees.  Occupants named as Alcemir Campos Pereira, 39, and Gabriel Silva Mataruna Asuncion, 23... Read more

Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

Helibrás flies first modernized Brazilian Army Fennec

22-Dec-2013Source: Helibras

[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

Brazil – Omni and Aeroleo are last to resume EC225 operations

Brazil – Omni and Aeroleo are last to resume EC225 operations

20-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

With the resumption of EC225 commercial flights by BHS Helicopter, OMNI and Aeróleo Taxi Aéreo in Brazil, all operators using this Eurocopter helicopter around the globe have now reinstated service. The EC225 oil and gas fleet’s return-to-service began in July 2013 in Angola, and now has been completed with all three Brazilian operators back in... Read more

Helibrás donates material for scientific study

Helibrás donates material for scientific study

19-Dec-2013Source: 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... Read more

19-Dec-13 PT-HLU Eurocopter AS350B Carlos Prates, Brazil

19-Dec-13 PT-HLU Eurocopter AS350B Carlos Prates, Brazil

19-Dec-2013

While on autorotation training, the aircraft made an abrupt run-landing with low main rotor rotation. One of the blades of the main rotor hit the upper surface of the tail-boom... Read more

Brazilian State of San Paulo orders AW109SP GrandNew

Brazilian State of San Paulo orders AW109SP GrandNew

16-Dec-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Government of the State of San Paulo in Brazil has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be operated by the Military Police of the State of San Paulo to perform environmental and forest patrols and airborne surveillance missions in... Read more

R22 production continues slowly – but who is buying?

R22 production continues slowly – but who is buying?

12-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Back in the heady days of 1991, Robinson built no fewer than 402 R22s in one year at their California factory in Torrance. By comparison, the most recent 200 R22s have been produced by Robinson Helicopter Co at a much more leisurely rate over the last four and a half years. Analysis of these 200... Read more

Brazil becomes first export market with over 100 Robinson R66s

Brazil becomes first export market with over 100 Robinson R66s

4-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co is racing ahead with R66 production, and has already delivered around 450 of the RR300 turbine-powered five seat helicopter. Given that production figure, it seems a little surprising to us that one export market has taken over 100 of this model of helicopter, but our data shows that Brazil has now registered... Read more

30-Nov-13 Robinson R66 Capitolio, Brazil

30-Nov-13 Robinson R66 Capitolio, Brazil

30-Nov-2013

Blown over in high winds when parked on grass helipad.  Estimated date based on posting of photo in Facebook... Read more

Helibras signs partnership agreement with Federal University of Itajubá

Helibras signs partnership agreement with Federal University of Itajubá

26-Nov-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras signed on Saturday (23), a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI) to define common development and engineering activities between the parties, as well as the hours of work to be performed in conjunction with the UNIFEI other partners in the Brazilian helicopter Helibrás presented in the announcement of... Read more

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

25-Nov-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation]  Helibras held, on Thursday (21) at its factory in Itajubá (MG), the first flight of a unit of EC725 completely produced in the company in Brazil. The flight took place two months before the deadline for the schedule of activities of the EC725 project. The BRA 17 inaugurates the third stage of the program... Read more

Exelis awarded $7M contract for MH-60R radar signal simulators

Exelis awarded $7M contract for MH-60R radar signal simulators

21-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

Exelis Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., is being awarded a $7,028,919 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 62 radar signal simulators in support of the MH-60R and S70-B aircraft for the U.S Navy (33), the Government of Australia (27), and the Government of Brazil (2) under the foreign military sales program. Work will be... Read more

20-Nov-13 PR-MXM Robinson R66 Guaiba Island, Brazil (1F)

20-Nov-13 PR-MXM Robinson R66 Guaiba Island, Brazil (1F)

20-Nov-2013

Sole occupant pilot Nelson Juliani Blanco, age 33, died in the accident... Read more

Forest Foundation of São Paulo picks AW109SP GrandNew

Forest Foundation of São Paulo picks AW109SP GrandNew

19-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Forest Foundation of São Paulo has chosen the AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew after the tender closed for a twin-engined two-pilot six-passenger helicopter. The GrandNew was chosen over the Bell 429 and Eurocopter EC135T2e. The tender documentation showed that the primary usage will be for an Environmental Recovery Program of the Serra do Mar, the coastal... Read more

Bristow to hold Investor Day for updates on Brazilian market and Lider Aviacao

Bristow to hold Investor Day for updates on Brazilian market and Lider Aviacao

18-Nov-2013Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, will host an Investor Day in New York City on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at approximately 1:30 p.m. The company plans to highlight its partner Lider’s operations in Brazil and the country’s aviation growth... Read more

10-Nov-13 PR-HBE Eurocopter AS355N Almeirim, Brazil

10-Nov-13 PR-HBE Eurocopter AS355N Almeirim, Brazil

10-Nov-2013

During a low altitude flight with external load, the pilot heard a strong noise coming from the tail rotor blades, followed by a tendency to turn to the left. He depressed the right pedal completely and reduced power in order to diminish the torque. He managed to touch the ground in a stabilized manner, but after hearing a highpitch... Read more

Helibras participates in Itajuba’s first Innovation Fair

Helibras participates in Itajuba’s first Innovation Fair

6-Nov-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras will attend the 1st Fair Open Innovation Itajubá, held from 4 to 6 November, on the campus of the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI). The event is part of the project of fostering innovation in the county, funded by the Foundation and Research of the State of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and executed by UNIFEI with... Read more

Helibras receives delegation from Petrobras

Helibras receives delegation from Petrobras

4-Nov-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras received on Thursday (31), the company’s factory in Itajubá (MG), the visit of a delegation from Petrobras, led by Cristina Lucia Duarte Pinho – Executive Manager E & P that was accompanied by the managers of the areas of Logistics and Security Flight of the company. Greeted by Eduardo Marson, president of Helibras and... Read more

Two more Black Hawks for Brazil

Two more Black Hawks for Brazil

1-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded an $86,832,600 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0009) to procure two additional Lot II S-70B anti-submarine warfare/anti-surface warfare aircraft for the Government of Brazil under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. This effort includes associated non-recurring engineering, production, and transportation, as well as training and... Read more

Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

28-Oct-2013Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received updated type certification in both Brazil and Argentina. The Brazil Agência Nacional de Aviaçáo Civil issued a Type Certificate for the Enstrom 480 and 480B helicopters. This certification update includes several options that were not previously available. The Brazilian Type Certificate is now current with the FAA Type Certificate. “Brazilian... Read more

27-Oct-13 PT-HZQ Eurocopter AS350B2 Ilheus, Brazil

27-Oct-13 PT-HZQ Eurocopter AS350B2 Ilheus, Brazil

27-Oct-2013

Crashed from low level after the pilot apparently lost control – ended up on its starboard side on the runway.  No serious injuries to 3 POB... Read more

Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

25-Oct-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras just won another important step in the process of transfer of technology, needed for the company’s goal of developing a helicopter in Brazil. Eurocopter has granted permission to Helibras sign the Certificates of Conformity for mounting the gearbox main (CTP) of EC725/225, which means that teams formed by Brazilian technicians assume full responsibility of this... Read more

Eurocopter CEO visits Helibras

Eurocopter CEO visits Helibras

25-Oct-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] The new CEO of Eurocopter, Guillaume Faury held on Wednesday (23) a visit to the Helibrás units in São Paulo and Itajubá. The president was in Brazil to meet the workshops and the production line and make a speech to company employees. He reinforced the priorities for the employees of the group: Customer... Read more

22-Oct-13 PR-GPM Eurcopter AS350B2 Mucuge, Brazil

22-Oct-13 PR-GPM Eurcopter AS350B2 Mucuge, Brazil

22-Oct-2013

Skids ripped off and tail boom damaged in run-on landing at 50 knots after pilot had engine failure indications at 100ft altitude... Read more

22-Oct-13 Robinson R22B Joinville, Brazil

22-Oct-13 Robinson R22B Joinville, Brazil

22-Oct-2013

Training accident... Read more

15-Oct-13 PR-EKN Eurocopter EC145 Itapipoca, Brazil

15-Oct-13 PR-EKN Eurocopter EC145 Itapipoca, Brazil

15-Oct-2013

The aircraft was about to land in a soccer pitch. The pilot suffered a momentary spatial disorientation due to the dust raised by the helicopter main rotor wash. In face of the unexpected difficulty, the pilot proceeded to land with an excessive pitch-up attitude, causing the tail rotor protective rod and the left lower vertical... Read more

12-Oct-13 PT-YSS Eurocopter AS350B2 Cotegipe, Brazil

12-Oct-13 PT-YSS Eurocopter AS350B2 Cotegipe, Brazil

12-Oct-2013

The aircraft took off on a mission to monitor sources of fire in the region. Thirty minutes into flight, the aircraft was at an altitude of 2 000 ft AGL and at a speed of 100 KIAS, when the warning light indicating iron-dust in the engine illuminated. This was followed by a strong noise, and... Read more

04-Oct-13 PT-HTU Bell 206B São Caetano, Brazil

04-Oct-13 PT-HTU Bell 206B São Caetano, Brazil

4-Oct-2013

Written off when it crashed into a road in built-up area.  Three of the four occupants and a passing pedestrian were injured.  Authorities indicate that the helicopter’s AMI (Annual Inspection Maintenance) and CA (Certificate of Airworthiness) expired in June and April 2012 respectively.... Read more

Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

3-Oct-2013Source: Helibras

[Electronic translation] Helibras signed a contract with the AGS Holding to transport the turbines Makila, to be used by the Armed Forces EC725 helicopters. Under the agreement, the company, which 15 years ago provides logistics services in the aviation market, will carry 46 turbines from the factory Turbomeca, in Rio de Janeiro, to the industrial unit... Read more

Helibrás certified as a Carbon Neutral Company

Helibrás certified as a Carbon Neutral Company

1-Oct-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation]  Helibras received last Thursday (26), the certificate of Company Neutral Carbon , granted by the Brazilian Institute for the Defense of Nature (IBDN) during the 12th Latin American Conference for the Preservation of the Environment, held in Trade Federation Goods, Services and Tourism of the State of São Paulo (Fecomercio). The certificate is... Read more

21-Sep-13 PR-MOB Robinson R44 Planaltina, Brazil

21-Sep-13 PR-MOB Robinson R44 Planaltina, Brazil

21-Sep-2013

Heavy landing, Skid collapsed... Read more

Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

12-Sep-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras successfully conducted the flight test campaign system launcher countermeasures “Chaff & Flare” EC725 helicopter. The design of system integration, unprecedented in Brazil for this aircraft model, represents the fulfillment by Helibras another important phase of Project H-XBR, which by 2017 will provide the Brazilian Armed Forces 50 new EC725, with an index of National... Read more

Helivia Aero Taxi names new Chief Pilot

Helivia Aero Taxi names new Chief Pilot

3-Sep-2013Source: Helivia Aero Taxi

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Wilson da Silva Rocha as its new Chief Pilot. Over the past nine years, Wilson worked in the offshore aviation industry as a type rating instructor for the S76 at Líder Taxi Aereo supporting their operation in Vitoria. Prior to that, he... Read more

Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

29-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

Beside the proven Squirrel AS350 B3e and versatile EC135 P2E, exposed in Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, is a more modern version of the EC130, T2, for the first time in Brazil is being presented. During Labace, participants will meet the aircraft, modified with the objective of providing more comfort, improved... Read more

Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

26-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras made the symbolic, on Wednesday (14), the first day of the tenth edition of Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, a new AS350 B2 helicopter to Helimarte, air taxi company in São Paulo and a the largest operators of this aircraft in the country. The helicopter delivered will operate alongside three... Read more

21-Aug-13 PR-IVE Eurocopter EC120B Sao Paulo, Brazil

21-Aug-13 PR-IVE Eurocopter EC120B Sao Paulo, Brazil

21-Aug-2013

Post maintenance test flight.  Pilot saw the low oil pressure alert when flying at 1,200ft AGL and performed an autorotation for landing on the Marginal Tiete Avenue which was busy with traffic.  While trying to avoid the traffic, the landing flare caused the helicopter to hit a low concrete wall, causing teh tail boom to separate.... Read more

Helibras honours 100 years of public security aviation in São Paulo

Helibras honours 100 years of public security aviation in São Paulo

20-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras honored on Monday (19) during the Interseg – Safety Fair which takes place in RioCentro (RJ), the hundred years of aviation public security in the state of São Paulo.   Begun in 1913 with the creation of the School of Aviation Force and then with some periods of interruption, the current Military Police also... Read more

Helibras invests in new Customer Support Centre

Helibras invests in new Customer Support Centre

20-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

Helibras has just opened its new base of service and excellence in after-sales. The Customer Support Center (CSC) is located in Atibaia, São Paulo, and will receive and manage all customer inquiries related to maintenance, repair, parts supply, warranty and service of all helicopter operators Helibrás / Eurocopter in the country Aiming to improve the level... Read more

Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

20-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras held a symbolic delivery of the new AS350 Squirrel helicopter B3e for UniAir, air taxi company responsible for aeromedical transport group Unimed Rio Grande do Sul This is the second medical settings Squirrel with the company, the first being based in Minas general in the service of the State Federation Unimed.  “The squirrel... Read more

Omni takes delivery of three AW139s

Omni takes delivery of three AW139s

19-Aug-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that OHI Group took delivery of three AW139 helicopters equipped for offshore transportation on 8th August 2013 at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia factory in the USA. The aircraft are now being self ferried from Philadelphia to Brazil where they will enter service later this month. This latest delivery... Read more

AgustaWestland To Expand Its Facilities In Brazil

AgustaWestland To Expand Its Facilities In Brazil

19-Aug-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland Do Brasil is to undergo a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Sao Paulo which will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training centre, bonded warehouse, workshops and other supporting services... Read more

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

19-Aug-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced its first-ever direct commercial repair agreement with the Brazilian Air Force in support of their UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. Through OEM access, the multi-year contract will streamline support services and will help enhance operational readiness for the H-60 helicopter fleet. The agreement includes shipment of aircraft components to Sikorsky-approved... Read more

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