Airbus Helicopters and its Chinese partner Avicopter have signed an agreement for the production of up to 1,000 EC175/AC352 helicopters over the next 20 years. Airbus Helicopters – formerly Eurocopter – began joint development work on the EC175, which is designated AC352 or Z-15 in China, in 2005. Avicopter produces the airframe, with Airbus providing most of the aircraft’s dynamic components. Final assembly takes place on two separate production lines in France and China. The ...


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