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Korean Air completes first AH-6i fuselage

27th June 2023 - 05:04 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Korean Air is building eight AH-6i helicopter fuselages for Boeing in the US. (Photo: Korean Air)

Korean Air in South Korea is building Boeing scout helicopter fuselages for an international customer.

Korean Air announced on 26 June that it had recently delivered the first fuselage of an AH-6 helicopter to Boeing.

The South Korean aerospace company signed a contract with Boeing Defense, Space & Security in December 2021 to manufacture a total of eight AH-6i fuselages.

Korean Air commented: ‘Helicopter fuselage manufacturing requires advanced and specialised technology, especially for parts such as the canopy and landing gear. Korean Air worked closely with its partner, Kencoa Aerospace, to successfully deliver its first fuselage.’

The fuselages delivered by Korean Air undergo final assembly at Boeing’s facility.

Given the number of fuselages contracted, Shephard assumes that

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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