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Kopter, KAI sign agreement

18th October 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kopter Group and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have joined forces on the SH09 helicopter for the Korean market.

Under a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding, the companies will collaborate on local assembly, production, customisation and sales of Kopter’s SH09 single-engine helicopter in Korea.

Christian Gras, Kopter executive vice president customers, said: ‘We are very proud to cooperate with KAI, whose significant experience of the helicopter industry makes it a highly valuable partner. We do believe that a partnership between our two companies will be very beneficial for both parties going forward, especially as the SH09 is the ideal complement to KAI current helicopter portfolio and fully meets Korea’s market needs.’

Sang Choi, KAI executive vice president, added: ‘KAI is extremely pleased to cooperate with Kopter as key partner in the Asia-Pacific region. KAI strongly believes that this will be a great opportunity to add the SH09 single-engine helicopter in KAI's rotary-wing production portfolio. Furthermore, an enlarged collaboration in the technical area between both companies will create significant prospects in both Korean and Asia-Pacific market.’

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