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Airbus’ Helicopters industrial model is coming together

Posted 13 July 2018 · Add Comment

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus Helicopters.

The main fuselage of the first pre-serial aircraft arrived from the company’s facilities in Donauworth, Germany earlier in the year. A total of ten pre-serial aircraft are planned and will be assembled progressively, allowing the company to fine-tune its industrial process.

Airbus said as the process gains in maturity, assembly lead-times will decrease to reach the target assembly time of forty days at the full production rate.

 

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