Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 20, 2018 13:08

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the ‘Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces development program supporting Hungary’s national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities.

“This partnership is in line with our European cooperation strategy at Airbus and a demonstration of our commitment to accelerate our collaboration with one of Europe’s fastest growing economies,” said Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters. “This project has been made possible thanks to Hungary’s industrial expertise and commitment to innovation, which will now thrive in Airbus´ global supply chain.”

The agreement intends to create a sustainable and integrated plant within Airbus. The green field production unit will start by manufacturing mechanical parts that will then be delivered to the major component assembly centre for dynamic parts to be fitted on to the various helicopters of the Airbus range that are operated in more than 150 countries worldwide. The agreement will also rely on a local supply chain being qualified to perform certain tasks such as surface treatment.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 20, 2018 13:08