Helicopters. Airbus announces H-175M Task-Force
The industry team created to support the model in the version M
Airbus Helicopters has announced the first members of H-175M Task Force – the UK-based industry team created to offer, supply and support the British-produced H-175M aircraft for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement.
On the opening day of the "Royal International Air Tattoo" (July 15-17) in Fairford, Gloucestershire, reference aerospace companies Babcock International, Martin-Baker, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Spirit AeroSystems stepped forward as Strategic Partners in the new teaming.
The addition of Babcock, Martin-Baker and Spirit AeroSystems will increase the sovereign UK elements of the Airbus proposition sourced from across the country.
Defence and helicopter specialist Babcock will fulfill the critical role of support partner for the H-175M in UK service at military operating locations.
Martin Baker, at Denham, Middlesex, with more than 70 years of aerospace experience, will provide specialist troop seating and cabin integration services.
In Belfast, Northern Ireland and Prestwick, Scotland Spirit AeroSystems, already an Airbus partner on the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft, will undertake extensive detailed design and manufacturing activities on the H175M.
In addition, Pratt & Whitney Canada, is formally partnering in the team for which it supplies and supports the PT6C-67E turboshaft engines from its market leading family of powerplants.
Further partners and suppliers from across the UK will be announced as the bid progresses based on the H175M helicopter to be produced at Broughton, North Wales.
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