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Avalon 2017: Tiger and Taipan to improve availability

3rd March 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Melbourne


Even as other manufacturers were slowly circling for the kill at the Avalon Air Show by offering the Australian Army replacement attack helicopters, Airbus Helicopters promised that the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) would continue to improve.

Tony Fraser, managing director of Airbus Group Asia Pacific and its 1,750 employees in Australia and New Zealand, admitted that both the Tiger and MRH90 Taipan had had problems.

However, he said he was proud of the work being done to improve their rate of effort and availability. Late last year the company located 35 extra personnel in Townsville to help, and

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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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