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KAI and Eurocopter to jointly sell the Surion

14th June 2011 - 11:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter have established an export company to promote export sales of the KAI-built Surion helicopter.

The joint venture, KAI-EC Surion Export Company, was established in February and has a majority stake (51%) held by KAI while the remainder is held by Eurocopter.

The organisation believes that the partnership with Eurocopter will give the aircraft the best opportunity of gaining entry into the market, which KAI says has 'high barriers to entry'.

The JV will also take advantage of the marketing infrastructure and expertise established by Eurocopter.

Using Eurocopter's market outlook, the joint venture believes it

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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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