KIELCE, Poland – Airbus Helicopters is accelerating plans to produce its EC225 heavy helicopter in Brazil to deal with higher-than-expected levels of demand from the Brazilian oil and gas industry. Earlier this year, Brazil’s state-owned oil and gas producer, Petrobras, announced tenders for up to 31 helicopters for operations between mid-2015 and mid-2016, around half of which would be operated on long-term contracts. The tenders have prompted a hike in interest in the EC225, ...


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