Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
For Sale
Contact


Database

47295 serials
20282 photos
4017 heliports



facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here



Latest News

Airbus Inaugurates Paris-Le Bourget Blades Site

Danish Retires Lynx. MH-60R First Deployment

Six Dutch CH-47D Chinooks to be Upgraded to F

Airbus Project Eagle Takes Flight

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to add Firehawk

Aurora Autonomous UH-1H in Quantico

ATEC T900 Engine On Apache and Black Hawk

Los Angeles County Welcomed Two S-70i


Newsletter #6     | News

The Brazilian Air Force achieves 1,000 flight hours with one EC725



  • The Brazilian Air Force achieves 1,000 flight hours with one EC725
  • The Brazilian Air Force achieves 1,000 flight hours with one EC725


Airbus Helicopters, January 29, 2014 - The Brazilian Air Force has reason to celebrate. Last week its team of EC725 pilots logged their 1,000th flight hour with one aircraft (H-36 FAB 8510) while performing EMS, firefighting and Search and Rescue missions in the region.

This mighty helicopter, operated by the Aviation Group Falçao, enables the team to protect and save lives by completing complex missions in tough environments with speed and efficiency, such as rescuing a man bitten by a cobra in just 90 minutes, says Major Mario Jorge Oliveira Siqueira.

“The EC725 flew 240 kilometers to Natajy to save this man’s life. Thanks to the helicopter’s speed and capacity, we arrived in time, despite the difficult flying conditions.”

In September 2013, the team achieved the impressive milestone of having the aircraft ready for takeoff just 10 minutes after an alert came in.

“This aircraft helps us perform our missions in the best possible way. Not long ago, these types of operations would have been much more complicated and time consuming, but today we carry them out efficiently thanks to our EC725,” added Captain Eduardo de Araújo Silva.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Eurocopter EC725 Caracal 8510     ( Força Aérea Brasileira )

This article is listed in :
Eurocopter EC725 Caracal in BRForça Aérea Brasileira



Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here