Switzerland-based newcomer Kopter Group, the manufacturer of the new SH09 single-engine light helicopter, hopes eventually to assemble as many as 100 of them annually at a Lafayette, Louisiana, facility established with Bayou State to produce Bell’s Model 505 JetRanger X. The company wants to begin work there starting in 2020, within months of the SH09’s planned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA certification. The company — previously known as ...


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