Airbus Helicopters will add a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan, to now occupy a total space of 19,685 sqm.
The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters simultaneously. It houses a regional engineering hub and a full motion full-flight simulator, which has trained over 500 pilots and engineers in Japan and across the region, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The complexes can now accomodate 40 medium-sized helicopters at one time. The new building will feature a hangar, an administration office, and a purpose-built warehouse.
Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019.
The Serbian Ministry of Defense has received first of nine H145M helicopters from Airbus for its Air Force. Two more H145Ms are scheduled to be delivered in Decemner
The South Korean military yesterday received its first Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft which will help extend the range of its fighter jets to better confront Japan and China which are in a dispute with Seoul over the Dokdo and Leodo islets. The Air Force said Monday an A330 MRTT arrived at an air base in the southern city of Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province
South Korean Air Force will get its first Airbus A330 MRTT Aerial refueling tanker by the middle of the current month allowing it to increase the operational radius of its fighter aircraft. The aerial refueling tanker will undergo acceptance tests for one month after delivery to confirm quality requirements specified for weapons and equipment delivered to the military have been met, a military official was quoted as saying to the Yonhap news agency
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme
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
The Japanese government is considering selling some of its F-15 jets to the United States to raise funds for the purchase of F-35 stealth fighters. This would be the first sale of used defense equipment to the US, Washington in turn is eyeing to sell the outdated planes to Southeast Asian countries,
In what appears to be the largest F-35 order outside of the United States, Japan plans to buy 147 of the sixth generation stealth fighters in the next decade. The new planes will include 42 F-35Bs and will include 18 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) B cariants of the F-35 that Tokyo wants to deploy on Japanese islands along the edge of East China Sea, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Tuesday
Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the 'Zrinyi 2026' armed forces development program supporting Hungarys national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The Japanese government is close to buying an uninhabited island in the south-western Kagoshima Prefecture to allow United States forces to practice aircraft carrier landings. The government negotiators and Taston Airport Company, which owns the island, have reached a breakthrough on the issue of price, now set between 11 and 14 billion yen (US $97 million to $123 million),
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