Brazil

Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

4-Oct-2012Source: Eurocopter

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

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

4-Oct-2012Source: Eurocopter

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

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

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

25-Sep-2012

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

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

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

24-Sep-2012

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

23-Sep-12 Bell 430 Belem, Brazil

23-Sep-12 Bell 430 Belem, Brazil

23-Sep-2012

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

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

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

21-Sep-2012

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

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

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

20-Sep-2012

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

Era Training Center announces Brazilian approval

Era Training Center announces Brazilian approval

17-Sep-2012Source: Era Training Center

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

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

6-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

6-Sep-2012Source: Turbomeca

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

Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

Helibras launches Bralog logistics and customer service

31-Aug-2012Source: Helibras

[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

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

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

20-Aug-2012

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.... Read more

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

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

19-Aug-2012

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... Read more

Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

Helibras delivers new EC120 and AS350B3e at LABACE 2012

17-Aug-2012Source: Helibras

[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

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

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

15-Aug-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

 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

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

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

8-Aug-2012

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... Read more

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

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

21-Jul-2012

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

Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

11-Jul-2012Source: Cobham

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

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

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

28-Jun-2012Source: Ex-Im Bank

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

Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

11-Jun-2012Source: Helibras

[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

29 helicopters to monitor Rio for UN Sustainable Development conference

29 helicopters to monitor Rio for UN Sustainable Development conference

7-Jun-2012Source: R7

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

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

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

6-Jun-2012

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

Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

5-Jun-2012Source: Helibras

(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

Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

15-May-2012Source: Concorde Battery

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

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

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

13-May-2012Source: CAE

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

Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

9-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

08-May-12 PP-CGO AgustaWestland AW119 Piranhas, Brazil (8F)

08-May-12 PP-CGO AgustaWestland AW119 Piranhas, Brazil (8F)

8-May-2012

8 Killed when AW119 crashed while en route from the reconstruction of an April 2012 massacre at Dover and was returning to the state capital of Goiana.  The Civil Police confirmed the names of the eight occupants of the aircraft. They are: the Police crew Jorge Moreira, Antonio Goncalves, Osvalmir Carrasco, Vinicius da Silva, Bruno Carneiro... Read more

Helibras enters the world of social media

Helibras enters the world of social media

7-May-2012Source: Helibras

(Electronic translation) Company profiles and creates fanpage on Twitter and Facebook to extend the relationship with all who are interested in helicopters The Helibras, only Brazilian manufacturer of helicopters, began its activities in social media with a Facebook page and Twitter profile. The goal is to make information about the company and products to reach their... Read more

FAA and Brazil’s ANAC certify Onboard Systems Bo105 hydraulic cargo hook

FAA and Brazil’s ANAC certify Onboard Systems Bo105 hydraulic cargo hook

2-May-2012Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its replacement hydraulic cargo hook kits for the Eurocopter BO105LS A-3 aircraft have been certified by the FAA and ANAC/Brazil and are now in production. The kits have also been submitted to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe.... Read more

Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

Strong Bell 407GX sales in Central and South America

2-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The HeliHub.com team has noticed that the early sales of the Bell 407GX demonstrate particular success for Bell in Central and South America.  Of the first 14 off the production line, more than half are in that region, with three in Brazil and one each to Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. The 407GX is... Read more

Helibras employees release charity CD

Helibras employees release charity CD

30-Apr-2012Source: Helibras

(electronic translation) Instituto Helibras, along with the musical talents of the company, is releasing a CD with songs performed by their employees, at a dinner open to the public on the 16th of May, from 19.30 in the restaurant Don Cesario in Itajubá. The proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to... Read more

Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

20-Apr-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter has delivered the first from an initial contract for four EC225 helicopters to OMNI Helicopter International (OHI). During this occasion, OHI also placed a second order for six additional aircraft of this type, bringing to ten the total number of EC225s that they will operate for oil & gas missions in Brazil. Delivered in... Read more

FAA helps launch US-Brazil aviation partnership

FAA helps launch US-Brazil aviation partnership

11-Apr-2012Source: FAA

The FAA today joined with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) together with Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations to announce the launch of the U.S. – Brazil Aviation Partnership. The Aviation Partnership is a unique public-private partnership that is enhancing bilateral cooperation in areas... Read more

06-Apr-12 PR-LDL Robinson R44 Feira de Santana, Brazil

06-Apr-12 PR-LDL Robinson R44 Feira de Santana, Brazil

6-Apr-2012

Precautionary field landing, reasons not stated.  no damage apparent from press photo... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers Ka-32A11BC to Helipark Taxi Aereo

Russian Helicopters delivers Ka-32A11BC to Helipark Taxi Aereo

28-Mar-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russian defence industry state holding company Oboronprom, today delivered the multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC helicopter to Brazilian operator Helipark Taxi Aereo. The delivery was completed within the timeframe agreed in the contract that the parties signed in December 2010. The acquisition of the Ka-32A11BC – the first by a Brazilian helicopter operator –... Read more

Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

13-Mar-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA approval (Brazilian & Japanese approval for 206L and 407 Series) of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Lightweight Bearpaws for Bell 206L and 407 Series and 429 aircraft. DART has developed a new lightweight UHMW Bearpaw that has a larger footprint for additional support... Read more

Brazilian Navy to launch utility helicopter contest

Brazilian Navy to launch utility helicopter contest

8-Mar-2012Source: Flightglobal

With its Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 helicopters nearing the end of their service lives, the Brazilian navy is drawing up the specifications for the aircraft that is expected to replace both types at the end of the decade. (see full story)... Read more

22-Feb-12 PT-YAK Helibras AS350BA Benevides, Brazil

22-Feb-12 PT-YAK Helibras AS350BA Benevides, Brazil

22-Feb-2012

Helicopter landed due to excessive vibration, which continued as ground resonance which shook the aircraft to bits (see YouTube video)  4POB all got out safely – the commander, the second pilot, a doctor and a nurse... Read more

StandardAero Signs Three FBOs as Rolls-Royce Support Centers

StandardAero Signs Three FBOs as Rolls-Royce Support Centers

14-Feb-2012Source: StandardAero

StandardAero announced today that it has signed three 6-year agreements with Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) in Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala. Helipark Taxi Aereo E Manutencao Aeronautica Ltda. (Helipark) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Servicio Tecnico Aereo De Mexico (STAM) of Mexico City, Mexico, and Aeroservicios AVE, S.A. (AVESA) of Guatemala City, Guatemala have signed with StandardAero... Read more

Synergy Aerospace renews Distributor Agreement for AW in Brazil

Synergy Aerospace renews Distributor Agreement for AW in Brazil

13-Feb-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Synergy Aerospace, a division of Synergy Group, has renewed its distribution agreement for the sale of AW119, AW109 Power and GrandNew helicopters in the Brazilian corporate and VIP transport market. AgustaWestland and Synergy Aerospace first signed a distributor agreement in 2006 and have seen strong growth... Read more

Brazil certifies Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW109E/S/SP

Brazil certifies Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW109E/S/SP

13-Feb-2012Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109 Power, Grand and Grand New (E/S/SP) helicopters. Donaldson produces the only IBF available for these aircraft. With... Read more

Brazil’s Lider buys three more S-92s

Brazil’s Lider buys three more S-92s

12-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX -0.64% , today announced at Heli-Expo that Brazilian helicopter operator Lider Aviacao has signed a contract to buy three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. Lider will operate the aircraft predominantly to serve the growing Petrobras demand for large rotorcraft capable of transporting workers to offshore oil and gas platforms. The three... Read more

CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

11-Feb-2012Source: CAE

CAE have announced on the eve of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo conference that it will deploy three new simulation-based training programs for helicopter pilots and maintenance engineers. The new programs include Sikorsky S-92 training – including search-and-rescue (SAR) mission training capability – in Stavanger, Norway and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Eurocopter EC-225 training... Read more

Brazil approves Garmin GTNâ„¢ touchscreen avionics

Brazil approves Garmin GTNâ„¢ touchscreen avionics

8-Feb-2012Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it has received Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency’s (ANAC) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GTN 650 and GTN 750 series touchscreen avionics and GPS antennas. With this validation, the GTN is... Read more

UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

7-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

UTair is negotiating with a company in Brazil to create a joint venture for providing helicopter services to offshore oil platforms, reports RAI Novosti.  Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair, is reported as saying that they expect to make a more formal announcement later this year, and they would like to use Eurocopter EC175s on this... Read more

Helibras offers free Aeronautical Industrial Techniques course

Helibras offers free Aeronautical Industrial Techniques course

6-Feb-2012Source: Helibras

[Electronic translation] Helibras is opening registrations for a new free course on Aeronautical Industrial Techniques, lasting three months, beginning on March 5. The aim of this new program for people who already have technical training in mechanical, electrical or electronic , is to qualify manpower to the aeronautical market. The course content is structured in three modules, each... Read more

Helibras President hosts governor of Minas Gerais

Helibras President hosts governor of Minas Gerais

5-Feb-2012Source: Helibras

[Electronic translation]  The president of Helibras – Helicopters SA of Brazil, Eduardo Marson, was in Belo Horizonte for a meeting with the governor of Minas Gerais, Antonio Anastasia on February 1.  [Mr Marson on the left, Mr Anastasia on the right in the photo] During the visit the head of the governor Helibras presented the... Read more

22-Jan-12 PT-YLS Helibras HB350B2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22-Jan-12 PT-YLS Helibras HB350B2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22-Jan-2012

In flight fire, emergency landing.... Read more

19-Jan-12 PP-MOF Robinson R44 Lake Paranoá, Brazil

19-Jan-12 PP-MOF Robinson R44 Lake Paranoá, Brazil

19-Jan-2012

R44 took off from edge of car park and did not gain height, ditched into shallow water at edge of lake shortly after.  4POB exited without further problems... Read more

Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

5-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces’ fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country’s three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft. This responsibility is being assigned to Helibras under terms of a... Read more

30-Dec-11 PR-FPE Robinson R44 Iguabinha, Brazil

30-Dec-11 PR-FPE Robinson R44 Iguabinha, Brazil

30-Dec-2011

Helicopter clipped powerlines while flying at low level over a crowd of around 2,000 at a Christmas event.  The 4POB suffered slight injuries and it is miraculous that no-one on the ground was killed.  Check the YouTube videos here and here.... Read more

24-Dec-11 PR-ZXZ CHR Safari Trinidade, Brazil

24-Dec-11 PR-ZXZ CHR Safari Trinidade, Brazil

24-Dec-2011

Crashed in open field, boom had been sliced by main blades... Read more

First Brazilian-made full-flight helicopter simulator goes live

First Brazilian-made full-flight helicopter simulator goes live

19-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The first full-flight simulator for helicopters made in Brazil has gone live – and it’s known as SHEFE (Simulador para Helicópteros Esquilo e Fennec), picking up the names given to the AS350 in Brazilian Naval and Army roles.  Given the local Helibras production line, it seems likely that the simulator will be fully employed just... Read more

09-Dec-11 PR-KLA Robinson R44 Sao Bento do Sul, Brazil (1F)

09-Dec-11 PR-KLA Robinson R44 Sao Bento do Sul, Brazil (1F)

9-Dec-2011

Impacted terrain. The commercial-rated pilot was fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed... Read more

Brazil certifies Kamov Ka32A11BC

Brazil certifies Kamov Ka32A11BC

7-Dec-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC helicopter was today granted a type certificate in Brazil. The certificate will allow the Ka-32A11BC operate on the Brazilian civil aviation market and perform firefighting, search and rescue, load-carrying missions, as well as handling special construction tasks in places inaccessible to traditional transport. It is worth mentioning that in December... Read more

Stirling Square invests €40M in Omni Helicopters

Stirling Square invests €40M in Omni Helicopters

29-Nov-2011Source: Stirling Square

Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm focused on transformational cross-border transactions, today announced a €40m growth capital investment into Portugal-based Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“Omni” or “the Company”]. Based in Lisbon, Omni is the helicopter services specialist that was recently de-merged from the broader aviation group Omni Aviação SGPS S.A.;... Read more

SW-4 type certified and flying on Brazilian register

SW-4 type certified and flying on Brazilian register

25-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Polish-built PZL SW-4 was last week put on the Brazilian register for the first time – the local demonstrator aircraft is now officially registered as PP-MHJ.  The helicopter has been in the South American country since at least August 2011, when it was presented at the LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition)... Read more

Brazil approves Cobham EFIS for AS350/355

Brazil approves Cobham EFIS for AS350/355

3-Nov-2011Source: Cobham

In a significant development for hundreds of South American aircraft owners, Cobham’s 3D Synthetic Vision EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System) has received Brazilian validation for AS350/355 model series helicopters, allowing for aftermarket installation in that country. The EFIS had previously received validation for Bell 206 and 407 aircraft. The fully-digital EFIS from Integrated Systems, a... Read more

Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

27-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras has this week delivered a second EC130 to the State Government of Parana, for operation by their Public Safety department.  Like the first aircraft it will have joint law enforcement and air ambulance roles as it starts operatinos today – Thursday 27th October. Lt. Col. Orlando Artur da Costa, Commander of the Parana State... Read more

Brazil puts EC725 into operation

Brazil puts EC725 into operation

26-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a joint operation between Brazil’s Army and Federal Police, a recently-acquired Eurocopter EC725 – known locally as the H-36 – was used operationally for the first time. The mission involved the rescue of seven people being held hostage near the town of Jacareacanga by a group from the Indian Kayabi tribe – all linked... Read more

Lider signs support contract for 52 Turbomeca engines

Lider signs support contract for 52 Turbomeca engines

20-Oct-2011Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) and Lider Táxi Aéreo signed a SBH® (Support By the Hour) contract covering the 52 Arriel 2 Turbomeca engines operated by the Brazilian customer and flying more than 50,000 hours per year for offshore operations. The current Lider’s fleet powered by Turbomeca and supported by the SBH® contract includes 24... Read more

Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

19-Oct-2011Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) HAS signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of Makila 2A 100 gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by Brazilian armed forces all Three Presidential and the transportation group. The GSP, based on a maintenance... Read more

SDV Brazil to develop a long partnership with Helibras

SDV Brazil to develop a long partnership with Helibras

16-Oct-2011Source: SDV Brazil

Helibras or Helicópteros do Brasil S.A. (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc.) is a Brazil-based helicopter manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Eurocopter, a division of EADS. Helibras signed two contracts with 14 Brazilian suppliers specialized in engineering and services providers, continuing its development program with the design, and the assembly in Itajubá (MG) of 50 helicopters... Read more

11-Oct-11 PT-YEC Robinson R22 São Paulo, Brazil

11-Oct-11 PT-YEC Robinson R22 São Paulo, Brazil

11-Oct-2011

Heavy forced landing and ended up no its starboard side.  Had just taken off from Campo de Marte Airport bound for Guarulhos... Read more

11-Oct-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Ponte Alta do Tocantins, Brazil

11-Oct-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Ponte Alta do Tocantins, Brazil

11-Oct-2011

Law enforcement helicopterin non-emergency situation made urban area landing too close to buildings and downwash caused damage... Read more

EADS CEO visits Helibras factory

EADS CEO visits Helibras factory

1-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

EADS CEO Louis Gallois paid a visit this Wednesday to the Helibras factory in the Brazilian city of Itajubá. His delegation was received by Helibras President Eduardo Marson Ferreira, Executive Vice President Eduardo Mauad and Chairman of the Board Daniel Mandelli.  The visitors then took a tour of the facilities including the Squirrel assembly line,... Read more

26-Sep-11 PR-HLB Bell 206L4 Itaituba, Brazil

26-Sep-11 PR-HLB Bell 206L4 Itaituba, Brazil

26-Sep-2011

Tail rotor failure during climb out... Read more

10-Sep-11 PR-CEC Robinson R44 Vale do Encantado, Brazil (2F)

10-Sep-11 PR-CEC Robinson R44 Vale do Encantado, Brazil (2F)

10-Sep-2011

Helicopter took off from Santos Dumont airport at about 20h on Saturday and fell about 30 minutes later, in the middle of the Tijuca Forest killing both occupants.   A local resident said there was much fog on the site at the time.  Pilot named as Erick Ramiro Freitas, 25, son of Elzo Padilha Freitas, owner... Read more

Brazil lifts AW139 grounding

Brazil lifts AW139 grounding

1-Sep-2011

Flightglobal is this morning reporting that Brazil’s aviation authority ANAC has lifted its grounding on AW139s (see full story)... Read more

Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

31-Aug-2011Source: DCI

Hélidax, the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008, exceeded last June 20 000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft. A subsidiary of DCI and INAER, Helidax achieved this performance in less of 13 months of operation and trained two batches of trainees for the armed forces. Helidax’s example brought... Read more

30-Aug-11 PP-CLE Robinson R44 Sao Sebastiao, Brazil (3F)

30-Aug-11 PP-CLE Robinson R44 Sao Sebastiao, Brazil (3F)

30-Aug-2011

IMC prevailed in the area at the time of the accident and a VFR flight plan was filed for the flight from Campo dos Amarais Airport (SDAM), Campinas, Brazil, to Angra dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.   All three occupants killed.... Read more

LABACE – AgustaWestland adds Authorised Service Centre in Brazil

LABACE – AgustaWestland adds Authorised Service Centre in Brazil

22-Aug-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Helipark in São Paulo, Brazil, as an AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centre for its range of commercial helicopters. The appointment of Helipark in Brazil will be followed in the coming months by the appointment of additional AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centres in other countries of... Read more

19-Aug-11 PR-SEK AgustaWestland AW139 Macae, Brazil (4F)

19-Aug-11 PR-SEK AgustaWestland AW139 Macae, Brazil (4F)

19-Aug-2011

Helicopter had taken off from offshore installation P-65 (operated by Petrobras) and ditched in the Atlantic en route to its base at Macae.  Casualties named as – pilot Rommel Garcia Oliveira, co-pilot Haytzann Lauro Pinto and passengers Ricardo Leal de Oliveira and João Carlos Pereira da Silva... Read more

18-Aug-11 XC-BAN Bell B206 Culiacán, Mexico (2F)

18-Aug-11 XC-BAN Bell B206 Culiacán, Mexico (2F)

18-Aug-2011

Fell into river while trying to rescue people trapped in car by flood waters... Read more

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

4-Aug-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce they have received Brazilian approval for their Heli-Rappelâ„¢ Kit for the Medium Bell aircraft models. Transport Canada and FAA approvals have been previously received. Installed in the roof structure of the cabin, the Heli‑Rappelâ„¢ provides a secure and safe system for deploying personnel into the field from a hover position... Read more

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