Eurocopter makes long-term commitment to Brazilian helicopter operators

                       Eurocopter EC145
Eurocopter is exhibiting at this week’s LAAD Defense & Security show in Rio de Janeiro, as the company a
lso celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Helibras subsidiary in Brazil.

“With its long-term commitment to Brazil, Eurocopter is ready for the next qualitative steps in serving this important market – providing helicopters that best meet operators’ needs while further enhancing our customer support and industrial capabilities,” said Mesrob Karalekian, Eurocopter’s vice president – Sales and Customer Relations for the Americas.

Eurocopter will exhibit six helicopters at LAAD; a Brazilian Army AS350 Fennec, two EC725s from the Brazilian Air Force and Navy fleets, a modernized Panther K2 for the Brazilian Army, an EC145 operated by police in the state of Bahía, and the enhanced AS350 B3e.

The company is also laying the cornerstone of the new Rio facility being built to house an EC225/EC725 flight simulator.

To date, 600-plus Eurocopter helicopters have been delivered to military and civil clients in Brazil, with the company holding a 50 percent share of the country’s military and civil markets.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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