Avio Brasil Industria de Avioes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Parana - Brazil, for the construction of a major and innovative aircraft manufacturing hub.

The company will be able to produce complete helicopters, mechanical parts, components in Advanced Composite Materials, electric and electronic parts, full assembly and final test.

Avio Brasil, beside the production buildings, intends to realize a permanent training centre for the necessary technical instruction of its workers, maintenance technicians and pilots.

The aeronautical pole will produce at regime (seven years) about 450 light helicopters per year, model SK-1 Twinpower, and about 150 aerobatic aircrafts F22-C Pinguino.

Avio Brasil will occupy a production area of about 50.000 sq m and will employ about 1.000 between technicians and workers.