Brazil

Brazil’s Helimarte to add another AS350B2

Brazil’s Helimarte to add another AS350B2

24-Jun-2011Source: Eurocopter

The Brazilian air taxi company Helimarte Táxi Aéro signed a contract today for the acquisition of an additional AS350 B2 helicopter at Le Bourget. Located in Sao Paulo, Helimarte already has six Ecureuil in its fleet. For the company’s president, Jorge Bitar Neto, the most important factor that led him to choose the AS350 B2... Read more

Brazilian Navy signs for two more S-70Bâ„¢

Brazilian Navy signs for two more S-70Bâ„¢

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that the Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Government to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70Bâ„¢ maritime helicopters via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). In 2010, the Brazilian Navy contracted for four S-70B... Read more

17-Jun-11 PR-OMO Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil (7F)

17-Jun-11 PR-OMO Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil (7F)

17-Jun-2011

Crashed into the sea 300-500m offshore.  Wreckage washed up on beach.  Fatalities named as pilot Marcelo de Almeida and passengers Mariana Noleto, Gabriel Kfuri Gouveia (aged 2), Luca Kfuri de Magalhães Lins (aged 3), Norma Batista de Assunção (aged 49, the children’s nanny), Jordana Kfuri Cavandish, and Fernanda Kfuri... Read more

Sao Paulo Military Police to upgrade 21 AS350s to B2 status

Sao Paulo Military Police to upgrade 21 AS350s to B2 status

30-May-2011Source: Turbomeca

The Military Police of São Paulo year agreement Signed With Turbomeca (Safran group) For the retrofit of at least single-engine helicopters, over a Period of Two Years. They Will convert Their B AS350 helicopters, powered With Arriel 1B engines, Into AS350 B2 helicopters, powered With Arriel 1D1 engine. “We Are Proud Of The confidence thats... Read more

10-May-11 N-7078 Eurocopter HB350 Manaus, Brazil

10-May-11 N-7078 Eurocopter HB350 Manaus, Brazil

10-May-2011

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnoticias.uol.com.br%2Fcotidiano%2F2011%2F05%2F10%2Fhelicoptero-cai-em-manaus-com-cinco-pessoas-a-bordo.jhtm... Read more

02-May-11 PT-HMU Eurocopter AS350B Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil

02-May-11 PT-HMU Eurocopter AS350B Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil

2-May-2011

Reported as mechanical failure by the general media... Read more

Helipark Taxi Aereo to set up support centre for Ka32 in Brazil

Helipark Taxi Aereo to set up support centre for Ka32 in Brazil

15-Apr-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, have signed an agreement with Brazilian operator Helipark Taxi Aereo to create a support centre for the medium multi-role Ka-32A11BC helicopters.  Their experts think that the availability of service and support centres in the country will help provide full-scale support for the operations... Read more

Аtlas Taxi Aereo to create Mi-171 support centre in Brazil

Аtlas Taxi Aereo to create Mi-171 support centre in Brazil

15-Apr-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, have signed an agreement with the Brazilian commercial helicopter operator Аtlas Taxi Aereo (a subsidiary of Qualy Group Brasil) for the creation of a Mi-171A1 support centre in Brazil. Such a centre will help improve the airworthiness of Russian rotorcraft in Brazil and... Read more

Qualy Group appointed dealer for Mi-34C1 in Brazil

Qualy Group appointed dealer for Mi-34C1 in Brazil

15-Apr-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters and the Brazilian investment group Qualy Group Brasil have signed a Cooperation Agreement for the promotion of the Mi-34C1 helicopter pursuant to a dealership agreement. The document provides for the possible delivery of 150 new light Russian Mi-34C1 helicopters before 2023. Qualy representatives think the new light Mi-34C1 may prove interesting to commercial... Read more

Eurocopter’s expanding presence in Latin America highlighted at LAAD 2011

Eurocopter’s expanding presence in Latin America highlighted at LAAD 2011

13-Apr-2011

The high-profile presence of Eurocopter at this week’s LAAD Defense & Security 2011 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro is focused on the growing importance of its Helibras affiliate in the manufacture, assembly, modernization and mission-outfitting of the company’s rotary-wing aircraft for Brazil and the Latin American marketplace. Among the helicopters spotlighted on Helibras’ exhibit (#G-30,... Read more

08-Apr-11 PT-YMJ Bell B206 Rio Grande da Serra, Brazil (2F)

08-Apr-11 PT-YMJ Bell B206 Rio Grande da Serra, Brazil (2F)

8-Apr-2011

Pilot Retoreto Seriba Marcelo, 39, and passenger Adrian Rodriguez, 54, were killed in the accident.... Read more

Selex Galileo to expand in Brazil

Selex Galileo to expand in Brazil

6-Apr-2011Source: Selex Galileo

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is attending Brazil’s 2011 LAAD Defence and Security Exhibition in line with the Company’s strategy to expand its presence in the Region and to develop further partnerships with the Brazilian Defence Industry. SELEX Galileo is the European leader in Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars. The company offers a family... Read more

06-Apr-11 PT-HNA Eurocopter AS355F2 Boa Vista, Brazil (3F)

06-Apr-11 PT-HNA Eurocopter AS355F2 Boa Vista, Brazil (3F)

6-Apr-2011

Search for overdue helicopter found wreckage two days later.  EMS operation with three killed – pilot and patient survived.... Read more

Helibras launches AS350 armour shielding for hostile environments

Helibras launches AS350 armour shielding for hostile environments

5-Apr-2011Source: Helibras

(Electronic translation from original Portuguese press release) The shielding system of Squirrel helicopters produced by Helibras provides protection for crews and aircraft parts considered vital against light weapons with a caliber 7.62 and 5.56 mm level III, enhancing its ability to work in hostile environments. The installation consists of putting removable plates of material resistant... Read more

27-Mar-11 Robinson R44 Alameda, Brazil

27-Mar-11 Robinson R44 Alameda, Brazil

27-Mar-2011

Pilot referred to high winds causing him to lose control.  Two occupants injured, two not.  Pilot named as Agnaldo Pereira da Costa... Read more

18-Mar-11 Robinson R44 Aracaju, Brazil

18-Mar-11 Robinson R44 Aracaju, Brazil

18-Mar-2011

Pilot named as Leonardo Gomes Leal, 29, and co-pilot was James Tavares Bastos, 18... Read more

Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

13-Mar-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has collaborated with a third party vendor to develop a customized advanced armament solution for the Rio Military Police. Designed, developed and qualified by Bell Helicopter and LifePort Inc., this specific armor adds security and protection for pilots, passengers and crew, while maintaining a spacious cabin for... Read more

Brazil takes delivery of first two UH-60Ls

Brazil takes delivery of first two UH-60Ls

6-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The first two of eight UH-60L Black Hawks have arrived in Brazil following a 16-day flight from the Sikorsky plant at Elmira, New York state. The pair are coded 8907 and 8908, and were handed over in a ceremony on Sunday 13th February.  The Black Hawks are painted in a new scheme not seen before... Read more

06-Mar-11 PR-ELO Eurocopter AS350B2 Fazenda Santa Monica, Brazil

06-Mar-11 PR-ELO Eurocopter AS350B2 Fazenda Santa Monica, Brazil

6-Mar-2011

The pilot of the Air Operations Center (Nuopa) of the Traffic Department would identify a mechanical problem and made an impromptu landing on the ground.  The trio ended up injured when the aircraft crashed into the ground.... Read more

CAE and Lider Aviacao announce South American helicopter training JV

CAE and Lider Aviacao announce South American helicopter training JV

4-Mar-2011Source: CAE

CAE and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, announced today on the eve of Heli Expo 2011, an agreement to form a joint venture company that will provide advanced, simulation-based, helicopter pilot training in South America in early 2012. The new joint venture company will purchase the first full-motion Level D CAE 3000... Read more

Helipark Taxi Aereo orders Brazil’s first Kamov Ka32

Helipark Taxi Aereo orders Brazil’s first Kamov Ka32

4-Mar-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a part of UIC Oboronprom, and Brazilian commercial helicopter operator Helipark Taxi Aereo have concluded an agreement on the delivery of a multi-role Ka-32A11BC helicopter. It is to be employed in civil operations in Brazil for the commercial transportation of cargo on an external sling. The acquisition of a Ka-32A11BC became the company’s... Read more

Brazil takes delivery of two UH-60L Black Hawks

Brazil takes delivery of two UH-60L Black Hawks

17-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Brazilian Air Force has taken delivery of two new UH-60Ls, coded 8907 and 8908, in a handover ceremony on Sunday 13th February at Sikorsky’s facility at Elmira, New York state.  The Black Hawks are painted in a new scheme not seen before in Brazil – a green/grey camouflage.  This week sees the two helicopters... Read more

Helipark receives Bell’s top “Platinum Seal” award

Helipark receives Bell’s top “Platinum Seal” award

15-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helipark has been awarded the Platinum Seal, awarded by Bell to companies that achieve the highest standard of quality, the first time a South American company has achieved that accolade. Founded in 2002, Helipark has this year gone one better, after receiving a Gold Seal in last year’s assessment of Bell’s maintenance organisations.  The Platinum... Read more

Military Police of Santa Catarina adds AW119Ke Koala

Military Police of Santa Catarina adds AW119Ke Koala

14-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On Monday 7th February, the Military Police of Santa Catarina added an AW119Ke Koala to their fleet – registered PR-PMM and AW serial 14740.  This follows the intorduction in December of their first example, Fitted equipment includes a Spectrolab SX16 searchlight, dual litters for medical evacuation work, external hook and an hoist.  Future plans call... Read more

Brazil certifies the Bell 429

Brazil certifies the Bell 429

28-Jan-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has awarded the Bell 429 helicopter Brazilian certification. This approval follows certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “This certification clears the way for the... Read more

Heli-One signs new MRO contracts in Brazil

Heli-One signs new MRO contracts in Brazil

27-Jan-2011Source: Heli-One

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a major maintenance support company in the Brazilian helicopter market after agreeing to provide new tip-to-tail power-by-the-hour (PBH) and upgrade services to a number of Brazilian offshore operators. Heli-One was chosen to provide tip-to-tail PBH services to Omni Taxi Aereo Brazil’s S76C++ fleet and to Omni’s additional S61... Read more

TV Globo AS350B2 hit by three rifle shots

TV Globo AS350B2 hit by three rifle shots

26-Jan-2011Source: Marataizes

Thge television station AS350B2 – known as “Globocop” – was hit by three rifle shots at about 7:30 am. The reporter Karina Borges, the system operator and the pilot Roberto Mello Kings Antonio Ramos was not injured.  one of the bullets hit the floor, the second, the central region, and the third, the tail of the... Read more

24-Jan-11 PT-HZS Eurocopter AS350B2 Morro da Mineira, Brazil

24-Jan-11 PT-HZS Eurocopter AS350B2 Morro da Mineira, Brazil

24-Jan-2011

Thge television station AS350B2 – known as “Globocop” – was hit by three rifle shots at about 7:30 am. The reporter Karina Borges, the system operator and the pilot Roberto Mello Kings Antonio Ramos was not injured.  one of the bullets hit the floor, the second, the central region, and the third, the tail of the... Read more

23-Jan-11 PT-YDW Robinson R22 Guaiba River, Brazil

23-Jan-11 PT-YDW Robinson R22 Guaiba River, Brazil

23-Jan-2011

Emergency landing made on edge of river after suspected mechanical problems.  Two occupants uninjured... Read more

20-Jan-11 EB-1032 Eurocopter AS550A2 Nova Friburgo, Brazil

20-Jan-11 EB-1032 Eurocopter AS550A2 Nova Friburgo, Brazil

20-Jan-2011

Accident while landing in windy conditions.  Five occupants OK... Read more

11-Jan-11 PT-HGP Hughes 269A-1 Marica, Brazil

11-Jan-11 PT-HGP Hughes 269A-1 Marica, Brazil

11-Jan-2011

Severe ground resonance resulted in separation of rotor dynamics from the helicopter.  Pilots Daniel Alencar Tavares, 33, and Geovani Kopti were both seriously injured... Read more

Military Police in Brazil’s Piauí state add R44

Military Police in Brazil’s Piauí state add R44

6-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Military Police of Piauí added a second helicopter, a Robinson R44, to their capability.  It was launched at the graduation ceremony of new police officers on 28th December at the Headquarters of the General Command in Teresina.  The State of Piaui is in the north-east of Brazil covering approx 250,000 sq.km and has a... Read more

Helibras 2010 production was 150% up on 2009

Helibras 2010 production was 150% up on 2009

6-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras sold a total of 35 helicopters in 2010, significantly up from 2009’s total of 14. Of these, 25 were to the civilian market, up from 5 in 2009 – showing the difference as 10 military helicopters compared to 9.  All of these were AS350 Squirrel models, branded “HB350 Esquilo” locally. Production in Eurocopter’s Brazilian... Read more

Helibras to modernize 36 AS350s for Brazilian Army

Helibras to modernize 36 AS350s for Brazilian Army

5-Jan-2011Source: Eurocopter

The Helicópteros do Brasil (Helibras) subsidiary of Eurocopter signed a contract for a major upgrade program on the Brazilian Army’s fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils. This modernization includes the rebuilding of three of these aircraft. This activity, involving AS350s operated by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (Comando de Aviação do Exército), will begin during 2011... Read more

Helibras website hacked

Helibras website hacked

5-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras, the Brazilian based Eurocopter subsidiary, has had its website hacked.   An unknown group or organisation posing under the name “BaRaCK_ObaMa” has filed two news items on the Helibras website on 5th January. Both stories carry a “Happy New Year” notice with a Disney cartoon and the website address of a blog hosted on the... Read more

Third AW119Ke for Brazil’s Goias State is for civil police

Third AW119Ke for Brazil’s Goias State is for civil police

22-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The third of three AW119Ke helicopters for the Brazilian state of Goias is currently undergoing flight testing at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility.    Goias has a population of nearly 6 million and covers just over 130,000 square miles. This helicopter is expected to be delivered to Brazil in January 2011.  Serialled 14768, and test flying on US... Read more

Brazil’s Goias State prepares for delivery of AW119Ke for military police

Brazil’s Goias State prepares for delivery of AW119Ke for military police

21-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The second AW119Ke for the Brazilian state of Goias is currently undergoing flight testing at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility.  The helicopter has been mostly financed with a grant from SENASP – Serviço Nacional de Seleção Pública.  Three pilots have been trained up to fly this helicopter, including Melati Carrasco.  Goias has a population of nearly 6... Read more

21-Dec-10 PR-HQB Bell B206 Aracaju, Brazil (1F)

21-Dec-10 PR-HQB Bell B206 Aracaju, Brazil (1F)

21-Dec-2010

The accident was fatal victim Colonel Dionysos Bomfim, 65, and left the injured co-pilot Yves Monte Costa... Read more

Helibras delivers first three EC725s to Brazilian military

Helibras delivers first three EC725s to Brazilian military

20-Dec-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s Helicópteros do Brasil (Helibras) subsidiary today delivered the initial three EC725s for Brazil’s armed forces, marking a key milestone in the program to supply 50 of these medium-sized, multi-role helicopters – which will lead to in-country production of the rotary-wing aircraft. These first three helicopters were provided in a standard configuration and will undergo... Read more

Brazil’s Goias State takes delivery of AW119 for Fire Department

Brazil’s Goias State takes delivery of AW119 for Fire Department

20-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

On Friday 17th December, the Fire Department in Brazil’s state of Goias took delivery of the first of three AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters bought by the state. Lieutenant Colonel Múcio Santos Ferreira of the Fire Department said that the cost 7 million Brazilian Reals – approximatly US$4 million.  The aircraft has the capacity to be used... Read more

State of Maranhão Public Security takes on EC145

State of Maranhão Public Security takes on EC145

14-Dec-2010Source: State of Maranhão

[Electronic Translation of local language press release] Roseanna Sarney Governor delivery on Monday (13), the 15h, the Headquarters of the General Command of the Military Police (Rock), a model EC145 helicopter, equipped with high technology to enhance the operations of the Public Security Bureau in the fight crime across the Maranhão. The state is the... Read more

14-Dec-10 PT-YYG Robinson R22 Sao Paulo, Brazil

14-Dec-10 PT-YYG Robinson R22 Sao Paulo, Brazil

14-Dec-2010

Forced landing in Avenida Tiradentes, heavy enough for skids to splay out.  Helicopter remained upright.  helicopter was operating for Radio Eldorado, and neither occupant was injured – pilot reported as Andrew Smith, and reporter Flavio Perez... Read more

Brazilian state of Tocantins adds first police helicopter

Brazilian state of Tocantins adds first police helicopter

13-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

In the last week, the Public Security department of Tocantins has taken delivery of its first helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350B3 from the local Helibras factory. This will be operated in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP) and will be available to the Civil Police, Military Police and Fire Department. Secretary of Public... Read more

Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

13-Dec-2010Source: SEI Industries

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of the very first Bambi Torrentula® Bucket to the Brazilian Navy. The new BBT4453 (530USG/2000L) Bambi Bucket® will be operated with the Navy’s recently purchased Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter fleet for wildfire suppression in Brazil. Since 1999, the Bambi Torrentula product has been... Read more

Russia starts process to get Ka32 certified in Brazil

Russia starts process to get Ka32 certified in Brazil

8-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters have recently started the formal process of obtaining certification for the Kamov Ka32A11BC in Brazil. They are expecting the issuing of the approval certificate in the second half of 2011. They believe that the process should be simplified by the fact that this model has already been certified by EASA and Transport Canada.... Read more

Russian Helicopters add more details on offshore Mi-171 contract

Russian Helicopters add more details on offshore Mi-171 contract

7-Dec-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

[HeliHub.com ran a story on the sale of these helicopters prior to Russian Helicopters issuing this press release] The Russian multi-role Mi-171A1, manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding company, won the tender of Brazil national oil company Petrobras to operate in the Amazon Basin. Brazilian operators bid in... Read more

Atlas to operate first Russian-built helicopters in Brazil’s civil market

Atlas to operate first Russian-built helicopters in Brazil’s civil market

6-Dec-2010Source: Logitec

The Brazilian helicopter company Atlas Air Taxi Aereo has just confirmed that it signed a contract with Moscow’s JSC Russian Helicopters agency on 25 Nov 2010 for two Mil Mi-171A1 transport helicopters. Including a considerable guarantee and training services, the deal will represent the Brazilian civil market’s first commercial use of a Russian aircraft. Negotiations... Read more

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

30-Nov-2010Source: FlightSafety

LaGuardia Airport, New York (November 30, 2010) – FlightSafety International has received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil for its Bell 212 and Bell 412 full flight simulators. “The approval of our Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopter simulators by the ANAC shows our commitment and ability to provide our Customers in... Read more

Santa Catarina fire crew fly 500th mission this year

Santa Catarina fire crew fly 500th mission this year

29-Nov-2010Source: Clic RBS

500 calls, 334 flight hours and 414 victims assisted. These are the numbers of Battalion Operations Firefighters of Santa Catarina using a helicopter Archangel, from January to November this year.... Read more

Brazilian state of Parana orders second EC130

Brazilian state of Parana orders second EC130

27-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The Governor of the Brazilian state of Parana confirmed this week the placing of an order for a second Eurocopter EC130 with Helibras. It is expected that the helicopter will be based in Guaira, in the Itaipu Lake area – a reputedly difficult area to monitor given borders with both Argentina and Paraguay. Covering a... Read more

24-Nov-10 PT-YDU Robinson R22 Goiania, Brazil

24-Nov-10 PT-YDU Robinson R22 Goiania, Brazil

24-Nov-2010

According to the Fire Department, the helicopter pilot Cristiano Felipe Rocha, 23, suffered a broken nose. The passenger, identified only as Leonardo, suffered minor injuries.... Read more

State Government of Goiás fire-fighting AW119 starts test flights

State Government of Goiás fire-fighting AW119 starts test flights

22-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland Brazil have released a photo of the first firefighting AW119 for the State Government of Goias, which they have bought in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security. When delivered it will be configurable for a number of tasks, including two litter patients in an EMS role. The helicopter commenced test flights at... Read more

Brazilian built AS350s now have locally-sourced avionics options

Brazilian built AS350s now have locally-sourced avionics options

15-Nov-2010

This new system will serve the entire fleet of AS350 Squirrel in operation in Brazil of about 300 aircraft, with Helibras already negotiating its use in modernizing the fleet of 36 such models belonging to the Brazilian army.... Read more

10-Nov-10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10-Nov-10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10-Nov-2010

TV station helicopter made emergency landing – no details on damage levels sustained... Read more

04-Nov-10 PT-HOL Robinson R22 Campo de Marte, Brazil

04-Nov-10 PT-HOL Robinson R22 Campo de Marte, Brazil

4-Nov-2010

Training accident, ended up on starboard side... Read more

Brazilian State of Goiás orders three AW119Ke helicopters

Brazilian State of Goiás orders three AW119Ke helicopters

3-Nov-2010Source: AgustaWestland

[Note – HeliHub.com first ran this story from Brazilian sources on 24th September. We are now publishing AgustaWestland’s press release dated 2nd November] AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that the State of Goiás, in central Brazil, has ordered three AW119Ke single engine helicopters for law enforcement, fire-fighting and transport missions. The contract... Read more

Brazil certifies AFS inlet barrier filter for AW119

Brazil certifies AFS inlet barrier filter for AW119

1-Nov-2010Source: Donaldson

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, 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 A119/AW119 Ke helicopters. A welcome equipment addition... Read more

First EC725 handed over to Brazilian Navy

First EC725 handed over to Brazilian Navy

28-Oct-2010Source: Cavok

The first EC725 of the Brazilian Navy’s order for 16 was officially handed over in a ceremony at Eurocopter’s factory at Marignane, France. The EC725 will be known in Brazil as the UH-15 and operated by the “HU-2 Pegasus” unit... Read more

28-Oct-10 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

28-Oct-10 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

28-Oct-2010Source: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http://g1.globo.com/minas-gerais/noticia/2010/10/criminosos-atiram-em-helicoptero-da-policia-na-grande-bh.html

Criminals fired at a helicopter from the Military Police (MP) The police returned fire and wounded three suspects.... Read more

State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

21-Oct-2010

[Electronic translation of local language press release] The Government of the State of Goiás, in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP), just bought a new car that will strengthen the operational power of the Fire Brigade of the State of Goiás (CBMGO). Single-impeller A helicopter of the Italian manufacturer Agusta Westland, Koala... Read more

Blue Sky Network becomes Iridium Service Partner in Brazil

Blue Sky Network becomes Iridium Service Partner in Brazil

19-Oct-2010Source: Blue Sky Network

La Jolla, Calif. – October 19, 2010 – Blue Sky Network, a leading, global provider of GPS tracking and communication solutions for land, sea, and aviation assets, announced that it is now a service partner of mobile satellite service provider, Iridium Serviçios de Satelites S.A. a subsidiary of Iridium Communications Inc. As an Iridium service... Read more

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

19-Oct-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Líder Taxi Aéreo S.A. Air Brasil today announced the signing of a contract for one S-92® aircraft in a ceremony held at NBAA. This contract continues the 30-year relationship between the companies. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Líder will operate the aircraft in Brazil in support of... Read more

Helibras hires first Brazilian suppliers for the EC725

Helibras hires first Brazilian suppliers for the EC725

19-Oct-2010Source: Plano Brasil

Helibras signed the first contracts with Brazilian suppliers to supply parts of the EC725 for the Armed Forces on Monday. The contractors are InbraAerospace, a manufacturer of parts in composite materials, and Toyo Matic, which produces machined parts for the aviation industry.... Read more

United Helicopter Services brings together operators in France, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey

United Helicopter Services brings together operators in France, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey

10-Oct-2010Source: Shephard Group

HeliPortugal, SAF Helicopters of France, Santay Air of Turkey and Brazilian operator HeliBarra have joined forces to grab greater global attention in the markets they serve and get the benefit of economies of scale enjoyed by their larger competitors... Read more

Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

7-Oct-2010Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, today announced that it has closed its first transaction with Omni Taxi Aereo of Brazil. Milestone is providing 100% lease financing to Omni to allow the Brazilian operator to add two new Sikorsky 76C++ to their growing... Read more

25-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Novo Gama, Brazil

25-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Novo Gama, Brazil

25-Sep-2010

Helicopter ended up on its port side after the pilot was reported as saying he lost power... Read more

Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defensa

This order represents the first law enforcement AW119s in Brazil.  Role equipment fit is reportedly similar to that of the New York Police Dept... Read more

Brazil may add another 18 Mi-35 gunships

Brazil may add another 18 Mi-35 gunships

23-Sep-2010

The Brazilian Ministry of Development has agreed to a visit from a large Russian business delegation that will arrive in Brasilia in early October. Their package deal offer includes a new batch of 18 Mi-35M combat helicopters... Read more

Military Police of Santa Catarina launches air operations

Military Police of Santa Catarina launches air operations

22-Sep-2010Source: Diario Catarinense

The Military Police of Santa Catarina start air operations with a Seneca fixed wing and an AS350.  A second helicopter is expected before the year end.... Read more

AFS inlet barrier filter for AW139 certified in Brazil

AFS inlet barrier filter for AW139 certified in Brazil

3-Sep-2010Source: AFS

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, 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 AW139. A welcome equipment addition to this... Read more

Era Training Center announces Brazilian certification

Era Training Center announces Brazilian certification

25-Aug-2010Source: Era Training Center

Era Training Center LLC (ETC) announced today that it has obtained Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) approval for its CFR 142 Training Center. ETC is the first foreign helicopter Training Center certified by Brazil. “ANAC approval is a fundamental step towards providing regulatory approved courses for Brazil and Latin American countries,” said Paul White,... Read more

Brazil’s Piracicaba Police add 350B2

Brazil’s Piracicaba Police add 350B2

18-Aug-2010

São Paulo Public Security has bought four aircraft to the interior regions of the state which do not yet have aerial law enforcement. The other three will go to the regions of Presidente Prudente, Sao Jose do Rio Preto and Sorocaba.... Read more

Brazil’s TAM negotiates offshore joint venture with PHi

Brazil’s TAM negotiates offshore joint venture with PHi

3-Aug-2010Source: Flightglobal

Brazil’s TAM Empreendimentos e Participações is negotiating with Petroleum Helicopters the final details of a joint venture helicopter enterprise dedicated to the flourishing Brazilian offshore market... Read more

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