by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Romanian aerospace company IAR Brasov is to be prime contractor for any Romanian military orders for Airbus Helicopters' H215M multirole aircraft, the companies announced on Thursday.
The agreement between Airbus Helicopters and IAR extends an earlier deal by an additional 10 years.
"We are proud to have extended this agreement as a result of a long-term trust between IAR and Airbus Helicopters," Neculai Banea, general director of IAR, said in a press release. "IAR has built over 360 helicopters under Airbus Helicopters' license over the past decades, which makes us confident in the future success of the H215M."
The deal was announced Thursday during French President Emmanuel Macron's official visit to Bucharest.
"This 15-year agreement puts IAR and Airbus Helicopters in the best position to meet the future needs of the Romanian Armed Forces as they look at renewing their fleets of medium and heavy multirole helicopters," said Olivier Michalon, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for Europe. "Our goal of delivering superior value for our Romanian customers by offering the most complete line of products and services underlines Airbus' unfaltering commitment to Romania."
The majority of shares of IAR Brasov's are owned by the Romanian government.
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germnay announced they are planning to develop a new joint fighter plane following a French-German cabinet meeting Thrusday. French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the plan at a news conference following the meeting. The two leaders also confirmed their countries committment to the "Euro-drone" program and other defense and economic pro ... read more
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|