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ILA 2012: Eurocopter carrying out risk-reduction research on Future Transport Helicopter

11th September 2012 - 17:35 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Berlin


Eurocopter has been carrying out risk-reduction studies on its Future Transport Helicopter (FTH) project currently being worked on in conjunction with Boeing.

Pre-design work on the rarely-discussed giant tandem rotor has been completed and the company is now awaiting the next set of staff requirements to emerge from NATO, which are expected at the end of the year.

'We are working to the NATO staff requirements of France and German but also the JMR-Heavy requirements from the US Army, but those are very similar to those demanded by NATO,' said Hans Weber, VP of the Heavy Transport Helicopter Program at

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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