Eurocopter reinforces its capabilities in the U.S. with the installation of an AS350 assembly line

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Eurocopter to add additional helicopter production capacity at Columbus, Miss. plant.   Eurocopter will increase its commitment to the U.S. market by establishing a final assembly line for the AS350 helicopter at the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Miss. The AS350 is the leading aircraft in its class and is in strong demand in the U.S. by law enforcement agencies and emergency medical service providers. Beginning in 2014, Eurocopter will install the necessary industrial capabilities to upgrade the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Mississippi, to a final assembly and test…

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Indian Navy receives first Hawk Trainer Jet

The Indian Navy has received the first of 17 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, becoming the third naval operator of the Hawk along with the US Navy and the Royal Navy. The 17 Hawk aircraftordered by the Indian Navy form part of a contract for 57 aircraft signed in 2010 of which 40 are for the Indian Air Force.  Among its 18 customers worldwide, India is the largest operator of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer with 123 aircraft ordered to date, of which over 70 have been delivered to the Indian…

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