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April 27, 2013

Successful Unmanned EC145 Demonstration Flights Conducted At Istres, France

Eurocopter Says Tests Validate Its Optionally Piloted Helicopter Capabilities

Eurocopter’s ability to integrate unmanned flight capabilities into its helicopter family has been validated by an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) demonstration program, which used an EC145 to fly routes that included deployment of an external sling load and a representative observation mission. Conducted at the French Air Force base in Istres, France, this program was revealed Thursday with an unmanned demonstration, which followed similar flights performed earlier in April.

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AgustaWestland, Embraer Scrap Plans To Build Helicopters In Brazil

Agreement Made In January Jointly Abandoned In April

Brazilian planemaker Embraer and Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland have scuttled talks for the production of helicopters in the South American nation.

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