August 14 to 16, 2008 _ LABACE
During LABACE 2008, Helibras— Eurocopter’s subsidiary in Brazil—signed contracts worth a total of almost 15 million dollars and announced the sale of the first two EC145s in Brazil. The aircraft, which will be operated in the corporate segment, are to be delivered in August 2009 and September 2010 and will be based in São Paulo. In related events, Helibras also signed other important contracts. Helisul Táxi Aéreo, one of the biggest air transport companies in Brazil, ordered two AS350 B2 Ecureuils and two EC130 B4s, which will increase the number of helicopters operated by this company to thirty. Eurocopter helicopters make up 53% of the fleet. The São Paulo-based Helimarte Táxi Aéreo also bought an AS350 B2 Ecureuil, which will increase this company’s fleet to nine aircraft: Four come from the Eurocopter range.