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 Hungary’s national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
“This partnership is in line with our European cooperation strategy at Airbus,” said Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters.
The agreement intends to create a sustainable and integrated plant within Airbus. The green field production unit will start by manufacturing mechanical parts that will then be delivered to the major component assembly centre for dynamic parts to be fitted on to the various Airbus helicopters. The agreement will also rely on a local supply chain being qualified to perform certain tasks such as surface treatment.
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has recently purchased 36 helicopters, among which 20 H145Ms and 16 H225Ms, and it also operates two A319 aircraft.
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 companys existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters simultaneously
Key sub-systems of the Airbus Helicopters RACER (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator have now passed their preliminary design review (PDR) giving way to the launching of first components manufacture. Final assembly of the prototype is planned to start in Q4 2019
Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a helicopter leasing firm, and Airbus Helicopters announced Monday they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. The five aircraft are sourced from Milestones orderbook with Airbus and are expected to be delivered to Aramco over the next twelve months
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Airbus has delivered the first two of twenty H145M military helicopters to the Hungarian Defence Forces. The order for the aircraft equipped with the HForce weapon management was placed in June 2018 by the Hungarian Ministry of Defence as part of its military 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 Hungarian government has put its last batch of 19 MiG-29 fighter jets up for sale. The single lot includes 19 fighters MiG-29, partially dismantled, or designated as unsuitable, 20 engines and about 300 other items, including weapons for aircraft
Indonesia has asked Airbus to manufacture aircraft components in the country in order to make optimal utilization of the raw materials available in the country. "We requested Airbus to plan and produce aircraft components with Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian aerospace manufacturing company) and urged them to make their aircraft tyres here," Antara quoted Indonesian Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan as saying during a meeting with Airbus President of Asia-Pacific Jean-Marc Nasr on Monday
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