By Mauro Orru


Boeing Co. has joined a team led by European plane maker Airbus SE in the race to secure a contract to replace helicopters of the British Royal Air Force.

The two companies said in a joint statement on Monday that Boeing Defence UK would provide aircrew, ground crew and maintenance training if the Airbus H175M helicopter is selected to replace the Airbus Puma HC2, the medium support helicopter of the Royal Air Force.

"As training services partner it completes a rock-solid line-up of U.K.-based first tier aerospace partners who bring a guarantee of world-class service provision to the UK Ministry of Defence for decades to come," said Lenny Brown, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in the U.K.

Airbus said in July last year that Babcock International Group PLC, Martin-Baker, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. and Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. had joined the team, known as the H175M Task Force.


Write to Mauro Orru at; @MauroOrru94


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 06, 2023 09:58 ET (14:58 GMT)

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