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ROMANIA - NEW INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Airbus Helicopters Romania (AHRO) was created in 2002 through a joint venture between IAR S.A Brasov and Eurocopter. Over the years, the company's activities have mainly been concentrated on maintenance work and retrofits, but Airbus Helicopters now has an ambitious goal for AHRO: to develop new industrial activities through the Airbus Helicopters Industries project.

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THE HELICOPTER: UNPARALLELED TACTICAL MOBILITY

Whether it's on the front lines or in a supporting role, in broad daylight or under the cover of darkness, the helicopter has become a prime player in military theaters around the world. Through its unrivaled versatility and vast range of operations, it can respond to a variety of situations. Knowing how to provide comprehensive solutions to these operational needs, knowing about military issues so as to anticipate them over the next years, are Airbus Helicopters' essential qualities. They allow the company to place its impeccable know-how at the service of armies, air forces, and navies on the five continents.

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BOLIVIA: THE C1E, AN INVALUABLE TOOL FOR THE WAR ON DRUGS

"La Fuerza de Tarea Aerea Diablos Rojos (or 'Red Devils') is an elite Bolivian Air Force unit that has been fighting the war on drugs since 1987 in cooperation with other military and law enforcement units. Our recently acquired Super Puma AS332 C1e helicopters have enabled us to intensify our efforts. The two new rotorcraft, baptized the 'Jatun Puma', have already logged 453 flight hours since the first unit was delivered in August 2014. Our fleet will include six of these helicopters by 2016. The reason we chose the C1e is clear: We wanted to have the best helicopter available to help us crack down on drug traffickers, and the C1e provides us with all the tools we need. Its multi-mission capabilities are astonishing, and it offers excellent carrying capacity (up to twenty passengers). We also appreciate its SAR capabilities, modern avionics and endurance of up to three hours and twenty minutes thanks to a sixth fuel tank. All these features make it the perfect helicopter for effectively fighting against drug trafficking, as we must constantly adapt to changing conditions and unpredictable events. The logistics support and maintenance services provided by Airbus Helicopters since the start of operations have enabled us to maximize the effectiveness of our helicopters."

Colonel Fredy Oscar Taborga,Commander of the Fuerza de Tarea Aerea "Red Devils"

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