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Kopter to Unveil Another SH09 Launch Customer

By Amy Kluber | October 12, 2018
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Kopter SH09

Kopter SH09. Photo courtesy of Kopter

Kopter Group will have on display at Helitech its SH09 helicopter with livery of a new launch customer it will announce at the exhibition.

Kopter said in a press release it has restored its first prototype to showcase the new livery. It will be fitted with the baseline passenger configuration.

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The group's first prototype demonstrated the SH09's multi-role capabilities. It was succeeded by the second prototype, which validated the concept and layout. The third prototype is undergoing ground tests. Both the third and a fourth prototype will be used to obtain EASA and FAA certifications, aimed for first quarter 2019.

It had previously announced up to four other launch customers, including a Norwegian operator and two Swiss operators.

Kopter will also have on display the Garmin G3000H avionics suit that will be integrated into the SH09.

Kopter rebranded earlier this year from Marenco Swisshelicopter in an effort to simplify the brand and convey its international market.

 

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