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China to Buy 500 Mi-26T Heavy Helicopters
China’s air fleet will be filled with 10,000 helicopters before 2020. Of them, from three to five percent will be Mi-26T heavy helicopters. The joint Rostvertol Helicopters China ((all three words in English)) enterprise will produce and sell the aircraft on the Chinese market, they reported to Interfax-AVN at the Farnborough-2006 air salon which has opened in Great Britain.
The headquarters of the aviation giant, which was created by merging Rostvertol and the Chinese company Lektern Aviation ((in English)), will be based in Hong Kong. The Rostvertol Helicopters China registration process is supposed to be completed before this October. The Chinese, according a Russian delegation representative at the Farnborough air salon, are pursuing one goal: to sell actively Mi-26T helicopters which have the greatest lift capacity in the world. It is worth noting that Rostvertol specialists already have held a number of presentations in China and for China in Rostov. An agreement already has been signed about leasing one Mi-26T helicopter for 3 years. It is against this background the state company Feylun (Flying Dragon) expressed interest in the fire-fighting variant of this aircraft. It is expected that the Rostov plant will sign the next contract with China for the delivery of two more helicopters.
Source: 18.07.06, Ekho Moskvy
China signed a cooperation deal with the European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter for the development of a new civil aircraft.
The deal was signed in Paris during a visit to France by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
The new 16-seater helicopter named the EC175 will go into development in 2006 and production is due to start in 2011, Eurocopter -- a subsidiary of the European consortium EADS -- said in a statement.
Eurocopter and the Chinese company ACIC II will each invest 300 million euros (352 million dollars) to develop the new helicopter, the statement said.
"Production will be shared on a 50/50 basis and each country will have its own assembly line. Sales forecasts for this latest-generation helicopter call for 800 to be sold worldwide over the next 20 years," it said.
Eurocopter factory in Marignane, France. China signed a cooperation deal with the European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter for the development of a new civil aircraft.(AFP/File/Gerard Julien)
China to manufacture EC120 helicopter
China is expected to manufacture advanced EC120 helicopters in the near future, said a high ranking official with the Hafei Aviation Industry Co., ltd. Tuesday in Harbin.
"It has been approved in principle to let us build a new assembly line to manufacture EC120 helicopter outside France," said Qu Jingwen, general manager of the company.
Qu said the company was discussing with Euro Copter and the China Aviation Technology Import and Export Corporation the detailed technology and the procedure of obtaining airworthiness licenses. A written agreement is expected to be signed by the end of this year and the first aircraft is expected to roll off line by the end of 2004.
The EC120 is a five-seat light helicopter. It was designed jointly by Euro Copter, China Aviation Technology Import and Export Corporation, Harbin Aviation Industry Co. ltd and SingaporeTechnology Airspace Industry Corporation, in 1990.
Originally posted by emile
Did Franch do some stupid things? I think that NH-90 also is 6ton class Helicopter, that will being confliction with Z-15 in international market. ...
Originally posted by semperfoo
what do you mean by 24 blackhawks "brough" from america? How the hell did they get to china?
Originally posted by Daedalus3
What is the maximum operating altitude for the WZ-10 cw?
Originally posted by bodrul
damn thats a impresive fleet
question about the black hawks
doesnt the US have an arms imbargo on china?
Did Franch do some stupid things? I think that NH-90 also is 6ton class Helicopter, that will being confliction with Z-15 in international market.
[edit on 19-10-2006 by emile]