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Singapore Airshow 2020: Thai military collects another helicopter type

12th February 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


After buying just about every other helicopter brand and type available, Thailand’s military is now adding the Airbus Helicopters twin-engine H135 to its disparate fleet for the purposes of pilot training.

The sale of six H135s for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), for which a deal was concluded in late 2019, was only announced at Singapore Airshow 2020 on 12 February.

The H135 fleet will be utilised for training tasks, including ab initio flight training. First delivery to the RTAF is expected in 2021.

Fabrice Rochereau, head of Asia-Pacific sales at Airbus Helicopters, said: ‘The FAA IFR-certified H135 is

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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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