Brazil has placed an order for 3 H135 multirole helicopters from Airbus as a replacement for light, twin-engine AS355 helicopter.
The aircraft could carry out missions in the frame of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme in the near future, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Airbus' H135 is capable of carrying out missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, as well as weather radar.
The contract includes a comprehensive Care support and services package, the company stated further.