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Brazilian Navy receives its second H135 from helicopter manufacturer Airbus


The Brazilian Navy received on July 10, 2020, the second UH-17 aircraft in the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (HU-1).

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Brazilian Navy receives its second H135 from helicopter manufacturer Airbus 925 003Airbus Helicopters H135. (Picture source: Brazilian Navy)


Brazil’s navy has inducted its second of an eventual three Airbus Helicopters H135s, which will see use on operations in the Antarctic region.
The H135s are replacing the current light twin-engine AS355s in service with the Brazilian Navy. They will support a range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. The helicopters are equipped with a cargo hook, emergency flotation system and weather radar; two of the three will be delivered with aeromedical kits.

The H135 comes with two FADEC-equipped engine options, Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arrius 2B2plus and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s 206B3, and is fitted with a bearingless main rotor, Airbus’ Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, engine software modifications, and new lateral air intake.

Brazilian Navy received the first unit from Airbus subsidiary Helibras in February this year.


Brazilian Navy receives its second H135 from helicopter manufacturer Airbus 925 002Airbus Helicopters H135. (Picture source: Brazilian Navy)