First Airbus Helicopter final assembly line in China
The first Airbus Helicopter final assembly line in China will be set up in cooperation with Sino-German Ecopark.
A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the establishment of a final assembly line (FAL) of Airbus Helicopters H135 in China was signed by Yao Yixian, the Sino-German Ecopark deputy general manager and Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland CEO in Hefei, Anhui Province. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed the signing ceremony.
The Chinese line will build 100 H135 helicopters over the next ten years. This industrial hub will give a long-term presence for Airbus Helicopters in China.
“The signing of this LOI is another milestone in the long lasting cooperation between Airbus Helicopters and China which started 40 years ago.”
Norbert Ducrot, president of Airbus Helicopters China said: “The signing of this LOI is another milestone in the long lasting cooperation between Airbus Helicopters and China which started 40 years ago. Airbus Helicopters is leading the Chinese helicopter market with a civil market share of 40% today. This collaboration is a significant development that will help us to further increase our market share, while providing proven and certified solutions to accompany the progressive opening of Chinese skies to helicopter operations.”