Geneva Aviation customizes helicopters for ENG operations in Brazil

Geneva Aviation has completed three recent installations, two for Brazil’s TV Globo and one for TV Record.

According to Geneva Aviation President Steve Joseph, the helicopters are designed “to function as flying news studios.” They are equipped with the ability to record, edit and mix audio and video footage and then transmit news stories to the broadcast station for distribution, he said.

All of the equipment used in customizing the three Brazilian AS350 helicopters has been certified by the Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), clearing the way for additional installations with other TV broadcasters in Brazil. The same ENG equipment recently earned Transport Canada approval, and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, the company said.