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September 2006 edition

New Eurocopter facility opens in Greece

Contractors are working to complete a new composite parts manufacturing facility by the autumn for Eurocopter’s NH90 and EC135 at the Hellenic Aerospace Industries’ site near Athens.

A Eurocopter spokesman says: “Eurocopter will supply all the machinery required for manufacturing the parts such as a milling machine, ultrasound facility, laser, numerical control cutting machine, and cooling and painting facilities.”

The programme schedule calls for these to be transferred to Greece and integrated into the production line by March 2007. HAI is scheduled to start supplying Eurocopter with the first parts from 2008. The brief is to manufacture components for the forward and central modules of the NH90 and the Fenestron fairing of the EC135.

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