Thales grows helicopter reach in China
During the Zhuhai Air Show in China, Avicopter and Thales sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation on the establishment of a helicopter pilot training centre.
Headquartered in Tianjin, Avicopter is a large enterprise co-funded by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Tianjin City. It focuses on the development, manufacture and supply of multiple types of helicopters, light multi-purpose aircraft and aviation propellers for various markets.
With the development of the Chinese civil helicopter market, Thales explains the importance of providing helicopter pilot training services to ensure the safety of helicopter flight and missions has become crucial.
Thales explains its collaboration with Avicopter, and mutual technical know-how, will be able to bridge the gap between demand and supply of high-end equipment such as simulators and associated training services to meet the regions increasing demand for helicopter pilot training.
The two groups will invest jointly to set up a helicopter pilot training centre in China, and provide civil helicopter pilot training services, on multiple platforms, including AC312/313/352.
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