South Korea has chosen Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) over Korean Air Lines (KAL) as the preferred bidder for a utility helicopter program that may carry the country into the mainstream global rotorcraft market. The selection of KAI for the LCH-LAH program bolsters the company’s position as the country’s helicopter specialist. Development of the utility aircraft, with a gross weight of about 4.5 metric tons (10,000 lb.), will require more than 1 trillion won ($970 million) in ...

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