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Helibras and Lider sign MoU for Brazilian EC225 production

3rd October 2012 - 10:42 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Itajuba


Oil and gas helicopter operator Lider Aviacao has signed an MoU with Helibras to become the first operator of Brazilian-built Eurocopter EC225s.

The deal, announced at the official opening of the new final assembly line (FAL) for the EC725 at Itajuba in Minas Gerais on 2 October, involves up to 14 EC225 aircraft with possible first deliveries in 2015.

The deal is the first of its kind for Helibras, which already has an agreement to build 50 EC725s for the Brazilian Armed Forces until 2017. According to insiders, the MoU was firmed up the night before the ceremony.

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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