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Dubai Air Show 2021: Kuwaiti H225M problems are resolved, says Airbus

16th November 2021 - 13:31 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai


Airbus exhibited an H225M helicopter with Kuwait Air Force markings during the Dubai Airshow 2021. (Photo: Leonid Nersisyan)

Airbus says that technical problems with Kuwait-bound H225Ms, identified in early 2020, have been overcome.

One of the overlooked but significant aircraft on static display at the Dubai Airshow 2021 was the H225M multirole helicopter for the Kuwait Air Force.

The fact that this helicopter was exhibited in Kuwaiti insignia was a strong indication that past difficulties surrounding the 30-aircraft procurement programme have been overcome.

Deliveries had been halted in February 2020 after technical faults were discovered on two H225Ms. The Kuwaiti MoD subsequently assembled a committee to study these problems and to determine whether they were likely to recur.  

In conversation with Shephard, an Airbus representative declined to go into detail about

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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