CANNEWS - Airbus helicopter and AVIC Helicopter Company (AVIC helicopter specialized production sector) signed a co-production of a new generation EC175/AC352 rotorcraft agreement. The agreement was signed during the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jiping to
The research and development project (R&D) will be shared equally between AVIC Helicopter Company and Airbus Helicopter Company for the production of EC175/AC352 helicopters. AC352 helicopter will enable the Chinese demand of market for rotor wing aircraft and EC175, assembled and supported by Airbus Helicopters from Marignane,
EC175 was certified by European Aviation and Safety Authority (EASA) which is a European Union (EU) agency with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety. The Airbus Helicopters EC175 (also Avicopter Z-15)is a 7-ton class medium utility helicopter being developed by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter Group) and AVIC which is capable of meeting the global market for high-performance multi-tasking medium twin-engine rotorcraft requirements of its mandate, including offshore personnel transport, search and rescue, VIP, utilities and medical assistance.
France and China started EC175/AC352 cooperation program in 2005, benefiting both parties for the past four decades and tightening their relationship.