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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.

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“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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