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Korean Air delivers first Boeing AH-6 fuselage
Thursday, 6 July 2023
Korean Air signed a contract in December 2021 to manufacture a total of eight fuselages for AH-6 helicopters that will undergo final assembly by Boeing.

Korean Air has delivered its first AH-6 helicopter fuselage commissioned by Boeing Defense, Space and Security.

The company signed a contract in December 2021 to manufacture a total of eight fuselages for AH-6 helicopters that will undergo final assembly by Boeing.

The AH-6 is a light attack and reconnaissance helicopter based on the MD500 model. Korean Air's has considerable experience and expertise in helicopter manufacturing; it was the first manufacturer of the MD500 helicopter in Korea, and produced and sold 309 MD500 helicopters to the military, public institutions and private companies from 1977 to 1988. The airline has also produced and exported 516 MD500 fuselages, and recently successfully carried out an unmanned MD500 project.

Helicopter fuselage manufacturing requires advanced and specialised technology especially for parts such as the canopy and landing gear. Korean Air worked closely with its partner, Kencoa Aerospace, to successfully deliver its first fuselage.

Following the success of this project, Korean Air plans to collaborate with Boeing to expand its overseas sales and new aircraft development and manufacturing business in the future.

Contact details from our directory:
Korean Air Aerospace Division Aircraft Structural Components, Ceramic Composite Structures, Composite Structures, Engine Parts, Fairings, Fuselage Sections, Metal Matrix Composite Structures, Metal Structures, Precision Machined Parts, Winglets, Wings
Related aircraft programs:
Boeing AH-6/Unmanned Little Bird
Related directory sectors:
Airframe Assemblies