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Uzbekistan eyes purchasing helicopters from Airbus

Transport Materials 25 February 2021 12:49
Uzbekistan eyes purchasing helicopters from Airbus

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

The Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan and Airbus International discussed the possibility of supplying helicopters from Airbus Helicopters to Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the ministry.

On February 23, a meeting with representatives of Airbus International was held at the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan.

During the talks between Deputy Transport Minister Zhasurbek Choriev and Airbus International Vice President for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Jacques Garrigue, the current state and perspective plans of cooperation with the French company were discussed.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Transport, the parties exchanged views on the possibility of purchasing helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, establishing air communication in this direction, in order to become a leading participant in the market of the Central Asian region.

In addition, the parties discussed the issues of studying the experience of foreign countries in operating helicopters and conducting trainings for pilots in the development of this direction.

Also, representatives of Airbus International expressed their proposals for establishing cooperation in the field of airport management. During the meeting, the French side also announced plans for the visit of the French Minister of Trade to Uzbekistan in May this year.

Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense-related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 46 percent market share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries.

Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors, and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one-third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet.

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