The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin-engine helicopters. They will be used by the Multipurpose Helicopter First Squadron (HU-1) to perform various missions such as special operations, troop and cargo transport, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these H135 will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, and a weather radar. The H135 will replace the current AS355s, and could soon carry out missions under the Brazilian Antarctic program.
The contract includes the HCare full set of services and assistance. “We are very pleased to sign this contract, which consolidates and extends the partnership we have had for more than 40 years with the Brazilian Navy, our very first customer in this country,” said Richard Marelli, President of Helibras. and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus in Brazil.