Helibras, a Eurocopter subsidiary, to provide spare parts and services for the entire Brazilian Armed Forces’ EC725 helicopter fleet

Marignane, Jan. 05, 2012. 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 five-year contract, which marks the first such agreement involving all three branches of Brazil’s military services.

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Marignane, Jan. 05, 2012. 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 five-year contract, which marks the first such agreement involving all three branches of Brazil’s military services. The accord is valued at approximately $79 million, and covers the 50 EC725s being assembled at Helibras’ new manufacturing facility in Itajubá for the Brazilian armed forces. The first three EC725s delivered to the Brazilian armed forces in December 2010 are now being operated by the country’s army, navy and air force. The EC725 is Eurocopter’s latest version of its Super Puma/Cougar helicopter family. As a rotary-wing aircraft in the 11-metric ton category, the EC725 is designed for multiple missions, including combat SAR (search and rescue), long-range tactical transport, aeromedical transport, logistic support and naval missions.
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