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Finally the first clear image of the Z-8L 'wide body' variant

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Airbus targets US navy RFP for new training helo

Airbus Helicopters vise un nouveau gros contrat avec le Pentagone. L'US Navy devrait publier le 22 janvier prochain un appel d'offres pour l'achat de 130 hélicoptères d'entraînement légers, destinés à remplacer ses vieux TH-57. Airbus est dans les starting-blocks: il va proposer son H135, un bestseller de sa gamme civile déjà vendu à 1.300 exemplaires. La compétition devrait vite se décanter: les participants auront 90 jours pour déposer leur offre. La marine américaine vise un contrat signé dès octobre 2019, et demande à recevoir les premiers appareils moins de douze mois plus tard, soit fin 2020.
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Airbus Helicopters aims for a new big contract with the Pentagon. The US Navy is expected to issue a call for tenders on January 22 for the purchase of 130 light-weight training helicopters to replace its old TH-57s. Airbus is in the starting blocks: it will offer its H135, a bestseller of its civil range already sold to 1,300 copies. The competition should quickly settle down: participants will have 90 days to submit their bid. The US Navy is targeting a contract signed in October 2019, and is asking to receive the first aircraft less than twelve months later, ie at the end of 2020.

source:
Challenges.fr