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Ocean Explorer taking advantage of Beacon technology
Brazil has more than 2,000 helicopters flying every day, and São Paulo has the largest fleet in the world among cities. Operator Ocean Explorer, which flies an ACH160, will now be coordinating its maintenance with Beacon.
The ACH160 scores highly for sophistication.

Brazil-based helicopter operator Ocean Explorer has signed a commercial agreement with Embraer for the use of Beacon, a maintenance coordination digital platform that connects resources and professionals for a faster return-to-service. Ocean Explorer is the first helicopter operator to use Beacon to help bring contextual communication between its maintenance teams and external partners, simplify flows and improve maintenance operations.

“Beacon is the ideal solution for Ocean as we seek a smarter and digital maintenance operation,” comments Ocean Explorer GM Daniel Braz. “With Beacon, our team can communicate with maintenance centres, engine maintenance representatives and other external partners in real-time without the trouble of searching for information via emails and phone calls. We need to make sure the helicopter is always available, so keeping information safe and accessible to everyone involved is critical.”

Head of Beacon Marco Cesarino adds: “We are excited to onboard the first helicopter operator into the Beacon digital platform. We designed Beacon to keep all kinds of aircraft flying and that counts also for helicopters. Wherever there is room to facilitate interactions among different maintenance players, to leverage contextual communication around maintenance events and to make the maintenance workflows easier, there is space for Beacon.”

Ocean Explorer operates an Airbus ACH160. Brazil has more than 2,000 helicopters flying every day, and São Paulo has the largest fleet in the world among cities, with more than 400 aircraft and 2,200 daily takeoffs and landings, according to a survey carried out by Abraphe, the Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots.

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