Helibras, an Airbus Helicopters company, is the only Brazilian manufacturer of helicopters with more than 38 years in Brazil. Since its founding, in 1978, Helibras has delivered more than 750 helicopters, 70% of the AS350 Squirrel model. In 2012, Helibras started producing the H225M (military) model, having built a new assembly line and extended all their facilities for this new program. The company maintains facilities in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Its factory employs over 500 professionals and has a production capacity of 36 light aircraft per year for the civil, government and military segments.
Other activities in Brazil
The company is also represented by Airbus Defence and Space, offering a variety of services including technical support and maintenance for military aircraft and satellite imaging. Within the space industry, the services include spare parts, digital data recorder, integrated modular avionics and missile launch detector, ATR (with technical support, maintenance and training for Brazilian and other South American customers) and Airbus – the largest aeroplane supplier in South America since 2011.