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Why are American helicopter sales down
« on: November 09, 2007, 03:47:57 PM »
I looking at the past years helicopters sales and came up with the below information.   I was wondering why the United States and France too were losing so many sales?   Being American I was surprised that the US loss the Saudi's sale and the South Korean sale, both are and have been long term US equipment users.  Suggestions welcome. 


Saudis To Buy 150 Russian Helos
$2.2B Deal Seen as Sales And Strategic Watershed
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=3156004&C=airwar

Indo-Russian Copter Deal Includes Buys, Upgrades
NEW DELHI — The Indian Defence Ministry has approved a $450 million program to upgrade the avionics and sensors on 172 medium-lift helicopters and to purchase an additional 80 Russian Mi-17 copters.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=3146464&C=airwar

New Zealand Chooses A109 Copter to Replace Sioux
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=3152398&C=airwar

Brazil seeks new transport, attack helicopters
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/11/05/219035/brazil-seeks-new-transport-attack-helicopters.html

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter sign MOU for a Joint Venture company to commercialise the Korean Utility Helicopter
http://www.eads.net/1024/en/pressdb/pressdb/20071018_eurocopter_korean_utility_helicopter.html

The break-down of bookings according to Eurocopter’s business areas is as follows: serial helicopters 58 %, customer services 31% and Development & other activities 11%.
http://www.eads.net/1024/en/businet/eurocopter/eurocopter.html
Bookings related to product range
2006 orders were placed for production helicopters as follows:
•   59 units of EC120 Colibri
•   257 aircraft of the Ecureuil/Fennec/EC130 family
•   107 units of EC135s
•   80 aircraft BK117/EC145 family
•   40 aircraft of the Dauphin/Panther/EC155 family
•   29 helicopters of the Super Puma/CougarEC225/EC725 family
•   43 NH90s.


 



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