By Olivia Bugault

 

Airbus SE said Friday that its helicopter division has signed a contract with France's Heli-Union for the purchase of two H160 helicopters.

The European plane maker said the helicopters will be used for a wide range of operations and will be added to the roughly 20 Airbus helicopters that Heli-Union already operates.

H160 helicopters are "designed as a multi-mission helicopter aimed at addressing all major missions from offshore transportation, emergency medical services, search and rescue as well as other public service missions," Airbus said.

 

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