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ANAC approves Dart’s full emergency litter kit for AS350/355

ANAC approves Dart’s full emergency litter kit for AS350/355

DART Aerospace announces that the Full Emergency Litter Kit is now ANAC approved for AS350/355 aircraft. DART’s emergency litter kit transforms any AS350/355 aircraft for emergency evacuation in less than five minutes and 4 easy steps. This kit can easily be stored in the cargo compartment so it doesn’t interfere with normal operations. Learn more… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 09-May-13

09-May-13 Robinson R22 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its starboard side in local park

09-May-13

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08-May-13 PT-HML Eurocopter AS350 Morro da Urca HP, Brazil

Approach to helipad with tail wind – ended up in trees adjacent to the heliport. Helicopter believed to be on sightseeing tour.  Five people injured Cláudio Cobo Fernandes, Marcos Estaca da Silva Nunes, Disney da Silva Ribeiro Lopes Júnior, along with pilot Ricardo de Resende Herter and co-pilot Murilo Cesar da Silva Saibro.  Damage to main… Read more »

08-May-13

Brazil’s telecom agency approves Blue Sky Network

Brazil’s telecom agency approves Blue Sky Network

Blue Sky Network, a principal supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, today announced that its HawkEye 5300 has received Homologation Certification from Brazil’s national telecommunication agency, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL). Blue Sky Network now further develops its international product presence with the authorization to sell its first land… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 02-May-13

02-May-13 PP-EIH Eurocopter AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Five hospitalised after police helicopter crashed on training flight.  Landed upright with significant vertical forces.  Helicopter was executing a series of low orbit firing passes when the main rotor blades struck treetops and it spiraled into the ground.

02-May-13

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

Helibras selects Safran Engineering Services as system integrator

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

Source: Safran Engineering Services, 29-Apr-13

AgustaWestland and Embraer abandon JV talks

AgustaWestland and Embraer abandon JV talks

Following the press release Jointly issued on 21st January 2013 related to the memorandum of understanding signed by Embraer SA and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, the two companies announce today Their joint decision Negotiations to terminate without reaching an agreement for the establishment of a Joint Venture in Brazil.

Source: Embraer, 22-Apr-13

Brazil – ANAC approves locally-produced Level 4 simulator

Brazil – ANAC approves locally-produced Level 4 simulator

[electronic translation] The simulator helicopters SHEFE developed by Army Technology Center (CTEx), in partnership with SPECTRA, Brazilian technology company, has received the qualification Flight Training Device FTD Level 4 of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The certification aims to ensure the level of similarity with a real helicopter so that it is able to do… Read more »

Source: CTEx, 21-Apr-13

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Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

[electronic translation]  Helibras signed in its booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, a contract for delivery of two new helicopters AS350 B2 Squirrel model for the Secretary of State for Public Security and Social Defense of Pará These aircraft were acquired to form the security planning of the State Government due to the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-Apr-13

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Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

[electronic translation]  The Helibras brought to your booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013 to pilot Panther K2 unit that has been completely modernized and will be presented to the Army Aviation (Avex), held that, from now on, all evaluations of interventions carried in the helicopter. The Panther K2 was fitted with new wiring,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Apr-13

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Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

[electronic translation] Helibras announces during LAAD Defence & Security 2013 – International Exhibition of Defence and Security in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the details of the construction of a training center and Simulators Flight helicopters EC725 and EC225, models being produced in company’s new hangar in Itajubá (MG). The new Training Center and Simulators Helibras… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 15-Apr-13

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Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro orders AS350B2

Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro orders AS350B2

Helibras and the Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro signed during LAAD 2013 contract for the sale of a new AS350 B2 helicopter. This is the third squirrel to operate in the State Fireman. Pictured, from left to right: François Arnaud, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Helibras; Eduardo Marson Ferreira, President of Helibras, and Colonel Sergio… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 15-Apr-13

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Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76  and S-92 commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Depósito Especial (D.E.). This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location (FSL) in Brazil. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Apr-13

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Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazil marked at the LAAD 2013

Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazil marked at the LAAD 2013

This week’s LAAD Defense & Security exposition will feature a comprehensive lineup of Eurocopter light- and medium-lift helicopters, underscoring the company’s position as a rotorcraft supplier to Brazil’s civil and military operators while also highlighting its role as a strategic partner to the country’s aviation industry. Exhibited at the Riocentro convention center in Rio de… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Apr-13

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Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to buy two additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the Special Forces of the Colombian… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Apr-13

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LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort, Inc. today announced it has contracted with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Special Operations to equip its fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G PAVE HAWK™ helicopters with the company’s Improved Ballistic Armor Sub System (iBASS).  Culminating five years of product development and collaboration with the USAF, deliveries of the iBASS systems are scheduled to commence this… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 11-Apr-13

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Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to provide its Talon radio for a variety of rotary aircraft. “The Talon radio is the standard for enabling secure air-to-ground communications and will enhance mission capability for the Brazilian Army,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director of the Americas for Rockwell… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 11-Apr-13

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Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

[electronic translation]   The Helibras will provide aircraft that are selling for military and government, during its participation at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, which takes place between the 9th and 12th of April at the Exhibition Pavilion Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) . Will be on display for the visiting delegations from the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 10-Apr-13

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Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced that it has signed a Letter of Interest (LOI) with the Brazilian Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) to establish a Rotorcraft Innovation Team. Rated as one of the top universities in Brazil in engineering and related fields, ITA is a federal government institution… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Apr-13

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Cobham to equip State Police helicopters in Brazil

Cobham to equip State Police helicopters in Brazil

Cobham’s Brazilian subsidiary – has secured its first major contract in Brazil to equip State Police helicopters with High Definition (HD) video surveillance downlinks which will be used on helicopters in 12 cities during the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The contract was developed with a local integration partner following the opening… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Mar-13

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27-Mar-13 PT-HUW Bell 412 Campos Basin, Brazil

Offshore operation for Petrobras, ditched in the sea, three POB got out OK

27-Mar-13

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Erickson Air-Crane provides update on acquisition of HRT

Erickson Air-Crane provides update on acquisition of HRT

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ: EAC) (“Erickson Air-Crane” or the “Company”), a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, today announced that it has executed a binding term sheet and made significant progress toward completion of its previously announced intention to purchase the Air Amazonia aerial services business from HRT… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 08-Mar-13

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PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

Metro Aviation, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, PAC International, a market leader in helicopter technical services, announces a marketing partnership with Sierra Aeronautica of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  Under the marketing agreement, Sierra Aeronautica, through its CEO, Marcos Braga, will provide marketing and sales leadership for customization of helicopters entering Brasil. Mike Stanberry, Metro’s CEO… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-13

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Helivia appoints Ops Director – and joins IHST

Helivia appoints Ops Director – and joins IHST

Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Captain Renato Clark as its Operations Director. Clark has more than 25 years of flying and management experience within the Brazilian military and the offshore oil and gas industry.  Prior to joining Helivia, he held key positions with two major… Read more »

Source: Helivia Aero Taxi, 04-Mar-13

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26-Jan-13 PR-HBE Eurocopter AS355N Ipixuna, Brazil

When on finals, pilot noticed master caution light illuminated, and an indication of low oil pressure in engine No.2.  Shut down immediately, got out and noticed fire from the exhaust – used extinguisher to quell the fire but was not fully successful.  N2 turbine had got jammed.

26-Jan-13

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AgustaWestland targets Latin American production line with Embraer’s help

AgustaWestland targets Latin American production line with Embraer’s help

Embraer S.A. and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding aiming at establishing a joint-venture which could lead to the production of AgustaWestland helicopters in Brazil to be marketed for both commercial and military use in Brazil and Latin America. “This is an important step for Embraer as… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jan-13

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21-Jan-13 PR-JBN Bell 206B Jaragua, Brazil (1F)

Crashed and hit house killing one of four on board

21-Jan-13

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WFW advised CHC on $202M operating lease facility

WFW advised CHC on $202M operating lease facility

Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised CHC Helicopter on an operating lease facility of up to US$202m with Milestone Aviation, for up to 12 helicopters (including Sikorsky, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland helicopters), its third facility with Milestone. The team, led by partner Nicola Davies,… Read more »

Source: WFW, 20-Jan-13

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03-Jan-13 PR-DUB Robinson R66 Caraguatatuba, Brazil (2F)

Details unknown.  Helicopter “missing from radar screens” and not found until 15 days after the accident

03-Jan-13

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29-Dec-12 PP-BRJ Eurocopter AS350B2 Copacabana, Brazil

Crashed into the sea while trying to rescue a swimmer – helicopter had approached to a low hover and then appears to suddenly lose height into the water (see YouTube video)

29-Dec-12

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Agreement signed for Mi-171 production in Brazil

Agreement signed for Mi-171 production in Brazil

[Electronic translation] On Friday, December 14, “Russian Technologies” and the largest arms manufacturer in Brazil Odebrecht Defensa e Technologia signed a memorandum of technology partnership. Cooperation to the design and creation of a joint venture for the production of helicopters, air defense systems, marine engineering and other areas. The delegation of the Brazilian company Odebrecht,… Read more »

Source: Rostechnologii, 19-Dec-12

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Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

[Electronic translation from local language]  Helibras has held the official handover of another helicopter for Public Security of the Government of Bahia, when the aircraft was presented to the people soteropolitano. This is the first EC145 marketed in the country by the company to operate in that state police missions. ‘s contract acquisition of new… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Dec-12

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First Ka62 export sale recorded – to Brazil

First Ka62 export sale recorded – to Brazil

Russian Helicopters, subsidiary of state defence holding Oboronprom – the part of Russian Technologies State Corporation and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that it has signed its first export contract for the medium multirole Ka-62 with Brazilian Atlas Táxi Aéreo. Seven Ka-62s are scheduled for delivery within the period of first… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Dec-12

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16-Dec-12 PR-IJU Robinson R22 Guarapiranga Dam, Brazil

Training accident, both occupants injured.  Aircraft written off

16-Dec-12

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Brazilian industry wins concession on Aeronautics Code

Brazilian industry wins concession on Aeronautics Code

[Electronic Translation]  The Brazilian civil aviation pilots won a historic victory on Tuesday (11), obtained when the party leaders in the House to ensure the removal of the tariff PL 6716/09, amending the Brazilian Aeronautics Code to allow increased participation of foreign capital in airlines from the current 20% to 49%. With this, the proposal… Read more »

Source: Rep. Jerome Goergen, 13-Dec-12

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Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

[electronic translation] The workshop Helibras located on the Champ de Mars, in São Paulo, received a certification from the Directorate of Army Aviation Material (DMAvEx), sectoral support body responsible for managing the helicopters Avex, to perform repairs and inspections on airframe AS350 and AS550 L1 military A2, and maintenance and repair of aircraft equipment supplied… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 13-Dec-12

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11-Dec-12 PT-YSW Eurocopter AS350BA Goiania, Brazil

Flight aimed at demonstrating a landing with hydraulic failure.  With the hydraulic control was disconnected, the pilot made the approach to the runway, and attempted to make a vertical landing (zero speed with the helicopter hovering). With the aircraft hovering, the pilot lost control of the helicopter, and the tail boom hit the ground. The… Read more »

11-Dec-12

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Ex-Im Bank finances Brazil-bound AW139s

Ex-Im Bank finances Brazil-bound AW139s

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced today it will guarantee financing to support the export of U.S.-made helicopters to Brazil. This marks the first time the Bank has financed high-tech AW139 helicopters destined to be operated by Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA) of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Omni Helicopters International S.A. (OHI)… Read more »

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 04-Dec-12

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22-Nov-12 PP-MEJ Robinson R22 Marica, Brazil

Turned over during attempted landing.  Landed on port side with tail boom separated

22-Nov-12

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21-Nov-12 PR-UTJ Robinson R22 Serra da Grota Funda, Brazil (2F)

Crashed in a wooded area on training flight.  Instructor Silvestre Travassos Neto, 34, and student Felipe Barreto, 18, died at the scene

21-Nov-12

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First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

[electronic translation]  Delivery of the first helicopter model Panther K2, modernized for the Brazilian Army, next December, will mark the beginning of an important phase for Helibras. In addition to celebrating the completion of an important business model – the retrofit of military aircraft, already adopted in several countries – the company also completes another… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

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Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

[electronic translation]  The Helibras delivered in October, two new helicopters for the Air Taxi Helisul, enjoying the celebration of 40 years of activity of the company, which operates in all markets by leasing aircraft and chartering. The models were delivered one AS350 B2 Squirrel and one EC130 B4 in the same family, they become part of… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

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Erickson Air-Crane to buy Brazilian offshore aerial services business

Erickson Air-Crane to buy Brazilian offshore aerial services business

Erickson Air-Crane , a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that it had entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire 14 helicopters and associated personnel and assets from HRT Participacoes em Petroleo, S.A. (HRT). The letter of intent is non-binding and, for the acquisition to… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 07-Nov-12

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Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

[electronic translation] Helibras is one of the sponsors of the 8th International Workshop on the Safety of Flight ABRAPHE – Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots, held on 6, 7 and 8 November in São Paulo. Besides supporting the event, Helibras also divide knowledge through lecture “Methods to improve the ability of helicopter pilots”, taught by… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Nov-12

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ATECH and Cassidian to work together on Brazilian EC725 mission system

ATECH and Cassidian to work together on Brazilian EC725 mission system

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, joins forces with Brazilian systems specialist ATECH, São Paulo, to equip the new EC725 helicopters of the Brazilian Navy with an advanced mission management system. As part of the procurement of 50 EC725 helicopters by the Brazilian armed forces, Eurocopter and its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras signed a… Read more »

Source: Cassidian, 06-Nov-12

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31-Oct-12 PT-HNE Eurocopter AS350B3 Sorocaba, Brazil

Heavy landing and ended up colliding with firefighting equipment that was in the area. The helicopter sustained serious damage to its tail rotor, to the right hand side baggage compartment, and to both landing skids.

31-Oct-12

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AeroSimulators launches micro-website for Brazil

AeroSimulators launches micro-website for Brazil

AeroSimulators has launched a special version of its website dedicated specifically to the Brazilian helicopter simulation market: http://be.aerosimulators.com/brasil Aside from pictures and movies of various helicopter simulators, this website also features an interesting comparision between real IR footage of rotory wing police aviation units and the imagery generated by the GIST training simulator. The launch… Read more »

Source: AeroSimulators, 29-Oct-12

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25-Oct-12 PR-MPL Robinson R44 Sento Sé, Brazil

Pilot named as Múcio Pereira Júnior, 31.  Passengers were Rafael Cavalcanti and Alan Magalhães Souza, both 29.  Level of damage not apparent from reports, which confirm it crashed in a forested area

25-Oct-12

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24-Oct-12 PP-MAQ Robinson R22 Porto Alegre, Brazil

Training accident, lost control during ground taxi in gusty conditions up to 22 knots of wind.  Helicopter landed and turned over onto its starboard side.  Student pilot Maycon Nogaroli, 35, was not injured.  Instructor Samir Nagib Murr, 32, was hospitalized with head injuries.

24-Oct-12

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Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

During the inauguration of the new production facility in Minas Gerais, Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary signed yesterday a contract with Brazil’s InbraAerospace to supply composite armor protection on the Brazilian armed forces’ multi-role EC725 helicopters to be assembled in the new plant. This new agreement brings to 15 the number of supplier contracts already placed for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Eurocopter marked a major development for Brazil’s aeronautical industry yesterday with the inauguration of its Helibras subsidiary’s new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, where Brazilian Armed Forces EC725 helicopters will be assembled. Helibras’ new Itajubá plant will produce, assemble and maintain the EC725s being acquired by Brazil’s three armed forces in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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25-Sep-12 PT-HSN Bell 206B Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Very heavy landing – main blades appear completely intact.  All 4 POB injured, two seriously

25-Sep-12

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24-Sep-12 PR-JRG Robinson R22 Guarulhos City, Brazil

Training accident.  Photos show location was near pylon – were cables involved?

24-Sep-12

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23-Sep-12 Bell 430 Belem, Brazil

Main blades clipped pole while in low-level hover-taxi.  From photos, this could well be PR-YRG (49084) but that is not confirmed

23-Sep-12

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21-Sep-12 PR-CHQ Sikorsky S76C++ Cabo Frio, Brazil

Blown over onto its side by high winds when parked unattended on the apron – photo

21-Sep-12

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20-Sep-12 PR-DKK Eurocopter EC130 Itamaraju, Brazil (1F)

Crashed on night flight.  Helicopter was 30 days old with 50 hours on the airframe.

20-Sep-12

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Era Training Center announces Brazilian approval

Era Training Center announces Brazilian approval

Era Training Center LLC (ETC) announced today that Agência Nacional de Aviação (ANAC), the aviation authority of Brazil, has renewed its Part 142 certificate as an authorized ANAC training facility. ANAC also approved and qualified ETC’s EC135 CPDS P2+ and AW139 Level 6 Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTDs). ANAC is responsible for the regulation and… Read more »

Source: Era Training Center, 17-Sep-12

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Three more Mi-35s delivered to Brazil – last three due by year-end

Three more Mi-35s delivered to Brazil – last three due by year-end

Russia has delivered the next batch of Mi-35M Hind attack helicopters to Brazil, whre they are known locally as the AH-2 Sabre.  A total of 12 helicopters were bought in a 2008 contract worth $150 million, and the last three are due for delivery by the end of 2012. “The latest three machines were delivered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-12

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Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group), in Brazil since 1977, celebrates the expansion of icts site based in Xerém, Rio de Janeiro State . These new facilities will house the new assembly line and testing of the engine and Makila 2 of the Auxiliary Power Unit Saphir 20. These engines and units, designed for Both Civilian… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Sep-12

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Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

[Electronic translation from local language press release] Helibras, sales leader of turbine helicopters, is launching Bralog, its new platform of logistics and customer service, to enhance and facilitate the provision of parts and services to the company’s helicopters already marketed nationwide. The project is divided into several stages, but has already begun to operate in… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 31-Aug-12

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20-Aug-12 PT-HZE Eurocopter AS350B Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Came down suddenly short of intended landing point while on approach on a training flight.  Student Edvaldo Francisco dos Santos (a Major in the Military Police), 46, suffered a fractured spine, and flight instructor John Bosco da Cunha, 62, a fractured right tibia.

20-Aug-12

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19-Aug-12 PT-YPY Robinson R44 Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil

Emergency landing made in forest area, helicopter ended up on its side heavily damaged.  Wedding flight – groom Danilo Everson dos Santos Rosa and the bride’s mother Maria de Lourdes Rosa, 49, were the passengers.  Pilot was Rodrigo Batista Lemos, age 32.  All three to hospital

19-Aug-12

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Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

[electronic translation] The Helibras will attend the 9th LABACE – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, held at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, between days 15, 16 and 17 August. The company will deliver two new aircraft to Brazilian customers and make them their new building plans in the area of ​​services – technical assistance,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-12

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Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

 The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 204, 205 and 212 helicopters. ANAC certification for BLR’s Bell 412 FastFin system is forthcoming. Brazilian operators of these Bell medium helicopters may now join their worldwide counterparts in realizing significant performance… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 15-Aug-12

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08-Aug-12 PR-DMG Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil

Crashed near the beach at Porto Seguro, reportedly due to pilot Ruan Oliveira Santana, 31, losing control in heavy winds.  Pilot and five passengers all got out OK – named as Rogério Andrade, 47, Raíssa Aguiar, 19, and three children.  Photos here

08-Aug-12

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21-Jul-12 PR-RVC Eurocopter AS350B3 Barro Duro, Brazil

21-Jul-12 PR-RVC Eurocopter AS350B3 Barro Duro, Brazil

Extensive vibration in the cruise led to emergency landing.  Tail rotor bearing issue

21-Jul-12

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Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham Commercial Systems and DAC International have announced the first installation of a HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System in Brazil.  Cobham, HeliSAS’ manufacturer, and DAC, HeliSAS’ South American sales representative, worked with Aristek Comércio Aeronautico, Sao Paulo, to install the system on a privately-owned Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter. HeliSAS is lightweight, and designed specifically… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 11-Jul-12

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Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $75.7 million loan guarantee for Lider Taxi Aereo S.A.–Air Brasil that will support the export of three Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92® helicopters to Brazil. Ex-Im Bank ‘s support enabled Sikorsky to win the order in competition with government-backed European competitors and will sustain… Read more »

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 28-Jun-12

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Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

[electronic translation] The training program of Helibras technology for the production of large helicopter continues to advance. Teams of engineers and technicians from Eurocopter and Helibras performed the assembly and testing of the first transmission box of EC725 (military) and EC225 (civil / offshore) in Itajubá (MG). This work, developed under the supervision of Eurocopter, is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 11-Jun-12

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29 helicopters to monitor Rio for UN Sustainable Development conference

29 helicopters to monitor Rio for UN Sustainable Development conference

The security operation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) includes no fewer than 29 helicopters (see full story)

Source: R7, 07-Jun-12

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06-Jun-12 PR-OMV Eurocopter EC225 Macae, Brazil

Brand new aircraft.  Fell onto side on landing from 50ft on third attempt at landing.  2POB.  Co pilot had bruises only, Pilot not injured

06-Jun-12

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Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

(electronic translation from original)   The Helibras actions will promote awareness and concern for the environment from the 4th of June, to celebrate Environment Week. Practices such as recycling and saving energy and water, already deployed in units Itajubá (MG) and São Paulo (SP), will be expanded with new initiatives such as cooking oil collection and… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Jun-12

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Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

Concorde Battery is pleased to announce AW139 FAA approved STC SR03072NY, Transport Canada approved STC SH11-47 and Brazil ANAC STC 2012S04-04 replacing the standard nickel cadmium batteries with Concorde’s Sealed Lead Acid Recombinant Gas (RG®), Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. SR03072NY, SH11-47 and 2012S04-04 replace the 27AH Nickel Cadmium auxiliary battery with a RG-407, 27AH… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-May-12

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CAE opening locations in Australia, Brazil, China and Mexico in 2012

CAE opening locations in Australia, Brazil, China and Mexico in 2012

CAE  announced today on the eve of the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) that it will begin training pilots and maintenance technicians this summer for Gulfstream G450 and G550 business aircraft operators in Asia at the Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Centre (SEFTC), located in Shanghai Pudong Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. Shanghai is CAE’s… Read more »

Source: CAE, 13-May-12

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Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-12

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