Brazilian Air Force

Brazil acquire 27 H125s

Brazil acquire 27 H125s

20-Sep-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Brazilian armed forces, through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC), have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force. The H125 will be produced in the H125 final assembly line located in Itajubá, Brazil at Helibras’ factory where the H225Ms for... Read more

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

30-Jul-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The contract will improve fleet sustainment resulting from local storage of commonly required spare parts, assistance from a regional Sikorsky field service technician, and direct technical... Read more

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

14-Apr-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

10-Sep-2018Source: Helibras

Helibras delivered the 31st H225M to the Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft will be under the command of the Puma Squadron (3rd / 8th GAV), in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), and will increase the squadron’s operational capacity by assisting the FAB missions. The aircraft is the first of the FAB to rely on the Spectrolab Searchlight,... Read more

Brazilian Air Force passes 10,000 hours in H225M fleet

Brazilian Air Force passes 10,000 hours in H225M fleet

11-Oct-2017Source: Helibras

Helibras / Airbus Helicopters have reached another important milestone in their history. In just six years of operation with the H225M (H-36) Caracal, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) completed 10,000 flight hours with the aircraft. The model is part of the H-XBR agreement, signed in 2008, with the Ministry of Defense to supply 50 state-of-the-art helicopters to... Read more

Helibras delivers fifth EC725 to Brazilian Armed Forces

Helibras delivers fifth EC725 to Brazilian Armed Forces

27-Nov-2014

[electronic translation] The Helibras held this week, the delivery of the fifth helicopter EC725 the Brazilian Army. This is the seventh aircraft that the company delivered to the armed forces this year and is part of the 50 units acquired by the Ministry of Defence, under the H-XBR program , which provides for the absorption... Read more

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

8-Oct-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for S-70B helicopter follow-on support and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Brazil... Read more

Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

15-Sep-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $145 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 8, 2014. The... Read more

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

2-Apr-2014Source: TASS

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

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

30-Jan-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

25-Nov-2013Source: Helibras

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

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

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

21-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

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

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

19-Aug-2013Source: Sikorsky

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

Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

10-Apr-2013Source: Sikorsky

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

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

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

Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

23-Dec-2011Source: Brazilian Air Force

(electronic translation from local language press release) The agreement of five years, provides for the supply of materials and services and will have a budget of $ 149 million The Brazilian Air Force signed on Wednesday (21/12) in Brasilia, the logistics support contract for the fleet of EC-725 helicopters of the Armed Forces. The deal,... 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

Brazil receives its first dedicated attack helicopters

Brazil receives its first dedicated attack helicopters

23-Apr-2010Source: Brazillian Air Force

“Brazil is changing its level in relation to the Defence. We are no longer mere buyers. We now receive and internalize technology. These helicopters strengthen aviation rotorcraft. With these words, the Defence Minister, Nelson Jobim, named the newly acquired helicopter MI-35 Brazilian Air Force, which in this Saturday (17) came to be called A-H2 Sabre.... Read more

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

20-Aug-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace announced that it has awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force in support of its fleet of Bell H-1H helicopters valued at approximately $15M USD over a five year period.... Read more

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