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First pre-serial H160 comes together

19th July 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters’ first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage as the final assembly of the aircraft begins, the company announced on 13 July.

The helicopter’s rear fuselage is the first major component assembly that has been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented by Airbus Helicopters.

A total of ten pre-serial aircraft will be assembled progressively which will allow the company to refine its industrial process. As the process achieves maturity, the assembly lead times will be reduced to reach the target assembly time of 40 days at the full production rate.

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