Airbus H145 to tour Brazil


Airbus Helicopters H145 (Credit: Jay Miller 2014)

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 will visit five Brazilian cities in the next month.

The H145 (formerly EC145 T2) will visit São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, where it will be presented to civilian and offshore operators, along with governmental and military agencies.

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Mesrob Karalekian, Airbus Helicopters’ vice-president – head of Latin America region, said: “By combining the EC145 family’s proven performance with Airbus Helicopters’ continued focus on product development, the H145 is a powerful, comfortable, modern and versatile multi-purpose rotorcraft already coming with a large range of optional to perform a broad mission spectrum.”

“We expect the H145 to have the same success in Brazil as it has already seen in other countries. Thanks to its performance, this rotorcraft is able to meet customers’ operational needs in this region’s demanding high temperature environment,” added Karaekian.

“With 13 EC145-family helicopters in service with civil and governmental operators in Brazil, Helibras, fully supported by Airbus Helicopters, has the necessary means to answer our customer’s requests for logistics and maintenance support,” added François Arnaud, Helibras vice-president of sales and marketing. “We will also offer specific training for pilots and engineers, complete with theory, practical components and simulator training.”

The first H145 was delivered to the German DRF Luftrettung, some 20 H145s have been delivered to customers.. To date, Airbus Helicopters has booked orders and options for some 140 H145s, along with 15 in the military H145M variant for the German Army and five H145Ms for the Royal Thai Navy.

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