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Airbus Stops Producing H120s Following Last On-Order Delivery

By S.L. Fuller | November 29, 2017
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Airbus Helicopters H120. File photo

Serial production of the Airbus Helicopters H120, originally the Eurocopter EC120 B, has officially ended. The French airframer confirmed to R&WI Wednesday that it delivered the last helicopter on order in September.

The single-engine H120 is a member of the light Colibri family. Airbus said Colibris have been delivered in more than 50 countries with more than 400 operators.


“We remain fully committed to support our customers and the global fleet of over 700 H120s with the same level of service worldwide — including spares, repairs, technical manuals and training,” Airbus said in a statement.

“The decision to stop production of the H120 is the result of Airbus Helicopters’ strategy to focus on markets where high-end technologies bring the most value to customers. The company will therefore concentrate on further developing its offer in the intermediate single-engine segment with the H125 and H130 through continuous improvements of these two best-seller types,” Airbus continued.

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