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Heli-Expo 2017: Thales sees avionics decline

3rd March 2017 - 15:58 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The well-publicised depression in the helicopter market is having a knock-on effect for companies across the supply chain, not least those that provide high-end electronics such as avionics.

French aerospace company Thales is one of those companies affected, with it indicating this week that sales of helicopter avionics had decreased owing to market conditions.

The company posted €5.8 billion worth of sales in 2016 for its aerospace business, up 7.5% from 2015. Sales of military aircraft avionics had been 'particularly buoyant', the company said, but stressed that helicopter avionics sales were down.

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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