AIRBUS HELICOPTERS BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST HELICOPTER ASSEMBLY LINE IN CHINA
Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but also for the Western helicopter industry in China.
The FAL will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, eastern China, and construction is expected to be completed by 2018. A framework agreement signed in June 2016 calls for 100 H135s to be assembled over the next 10 years, and the first aircraft roll-out from Qingdao is planned for mid-2019. The FAL will have a total annual capacity of 18 H135 helicopters, which could be extended for future growth.
总装线位于中国东部的山东省青岛市，预计在2018年建成。根据2016年6月签署的框架协议，未来10年将有100 架H135在这里完成总装，第一架直升机计划于2019年中在青岛下线。该总装线的总产能将达每年18架 H135直升机，并可视未来的增长提高产能。