When Eurocopter inaugurates its new final assembly line in Brazil at its Helibras facility, it will signify how much Western aerospace companies are banking on the Latin market's potential. With growing defense, security and policing needs and vast offshore oil reserves, the interest in securing orders in Brazil is massive. Already an established player exporting helicopters to the region, Eurocopter in 2006 moved to acquire Helibras to give it an industrial footprint for its business. ...

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