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Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

10-Apr-2013Source: Helibras

[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

Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

Brazil – Bahia State Public Security receive EC145

17-Dec-2012Source: Helibras

[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

Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

Brazilian Army approves Helibras workshop in São Paulo

13-Dec-2012Source: Helibras

[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

Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul receive AS350B3e

Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul receive AS350B3e

30-Nov-2012Source: Helibras

[Electronic translation] The Helibras handed, on Wednesday (28), an AS350 helicopter B3e for the Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul – the first aircraft to be operated by the corporation in the State. She was delivered by Government Market Manager, Mauro Ayres, and was received in Porto Alegre, the governor Genro. The acquisition is due... Read more

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

7-Nov-2012Source: Helibras

[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

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

7-Nov-2012Source: Helibras

[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

Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

Helibras sponsors 8th International Seminar on Safety of Flight

6-Nov-2012Source: Helibras

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

30-Apr-2012Source: Helibras

(electronic translation) A team of Engineering and Flight Testing of the Helibras held its first test campaign in a Super Puma aircraft family, the Brazilian army, held by a crew entirely Brazilian. The objective was to observe during a night flight, the new lighting of the dashboard of the AS532 Cougar EU Avex compatible with... 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

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

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

Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

1-Oct-2011Source: Heilbras

(Electronic translation from local language) Helibras signed two contracts with Brazilian suppliers of engineering services and logistics, continuing its expansion program for design and development, in Itajubá (MG), settings of 50 EC725 helicopters purchased by the military. They are the SDV Brazil, which will provide logistics services and inventory management and Akaer, for engineering services.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mexico signs deal for six Eurocopter EC725s

Mexico signs deal for six Eurocopter EC725s

16-Sep-2010Source: Expatica

Mexico signed a deal with France to buy six military helicopters from Eurocopter on Wednesday, officials said, amid increasing pressure on its troops in a wave of drug-related violence.... Read more

Helibras celebrates groundbreaking for new Brazilian EC725 assembly line

Helibras celebrates groundbreaking for new Brazilian EC725 assembly line

20-Mar-2010Source: Helibras

Eurocopter and its Helicópteros do Brasil-Helibras affiliate company today marked the construction start-up for a new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajuba, Brazil, where Helibras will produce, assemble and maintain EC725 helicopters being acquired by the Brazilian armed forces. Production of the EC725 at Itajuba will result in a doubling of production capability for Helibras... Read more

Cornerstone laid for Helibras factory expansion – 700 to recruit

Cornerstone laid for Helibras factory expansion – 700 to recruit

19-Mar-2010Source: CAVOK

On Friday, Helibras, the only producer of helicopters in Latin America, will lay the cornerstone for the work of doubling its plant in Blumenau, in southern Minas Gerais, generating 700 direct jobs.... Read more

Complaint raised over paint scheme of new AS350 of State Government of Acre

Complaint raised over paint scheme of new AS350 of State Government of Acre

8-Sep-2009Source: Congresso Em Foco

According to District Attorney Richard Crow Massia, says that the star must be removed or at least reduced to the same extent as has the state flag.... Read more

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