Helibras (Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.)

Helibras (Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.)
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Service period:
1978 – present (45 years)

Helibras or Helicópteros do Brasil S.A. (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc.) is a Brazil-based helicopter manufacturer which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus.

Helibras has produced and delivered more than 700 helicopters, 70% of which being the Eurocopter AS350 √Čcureuil. Ten percent of total production is exported to Latin American countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Helibras leads the Brazilian market of turbine helicopters in operation, the company's rotorcraft comprising 54 per cent of those used in the civilian market. It has a greater lead within the domestic military market, the company's share being roughly 66 per cent.

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