China buys 100 Airbus H135 helicopters

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A Chinese consortium has ordered 100 H135 twin-engine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters which will be assembled in Qingdao city, the aviation major said on Monday.

The consortium is made up of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, Qingdao United General Aviation Industrial Development Company and CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co Ltd, Airbus said in a press release.

This fulfills a commitment to purchase 100 H135 choppers made in 2015, the company said.

"With the further opening up of the Chinese skies and the increasing growth in the civil and parapublic segments, China is gearing up to be the biggest market for helicopters in years to come," Norbert Ducrot, head of Airbus Helicopters China and North Asia region said.

The final assembly line is expected to start operations by 2018 and assemble 100 H135s over the next 10 years.

The H135 is popular in China for emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting and corporate transportation.

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