Sino-French cooperation in the development Z15 medium-sized helicopter flight in France (Photo)
EC175-Z15 helicopter taxiing for takeoff
EC175-Z15 helicopter took off
AVIC party members, Vice President, China Aviation Industry Lifang Yong, chairman of the helicopter speech, next to the general manager for the Eurocopter
2009 年 12 月 17 日 17:45 GMT, EC175-Z15 first Sino-French cooperation project successful helicopter flight in Marseille, France. This aircraft is the latest 7-ton helicopters, Eurocopter and long-term partner – Hafei Aviation Industry to “the world’s most advanced medium utility helicopters” as the goal in the draw based on existing proven technology innovation after Joint R & D and manufacturing. Almost at the same time, the scene when the first flight of people eagerly Marseille enjoy the wonderful first airplane flight in the aircraft industry Hafei riveted plant, the project’s second aircraft to enter the host body has been steadily lifting the box, shipped sent to France.
the first successful airplane flight and the second frame to deliver the host body that not only has this unique cooperation project, worth learning from the classic business model, and the partners in the development work strictly according to plan in an orderly manner. In this project, Hafei Aviation Industry is responsible for the fuselage structure, the transition section and tail gearboxes, main rotor system, fuel system, steering system and a number of optional equipment; Eurocopter is responsible for the main gear box, tail rotor system, flight power system, autopilot, hydraulic and electrical systems, doors and windows and some optional equipment. Successful cooperation in this model also has two names ultimately authorized users, commercial success has laid a solid foundation.
AVIC party members, Vice President, Lifang Yong, chairman of the helicopter in the aviation industry, AVIC Helicopter party secretary Zheng Qiang, deputy general manager of AVIC helicopter, Hafei Aviation Industry, Chairman General Manager Qu Jing Wen, deputy general manager of China Aviation Industry Hafei Wang and other Chinese team of more than 20 people attended the first flight ceremony.
investment evenly divided share research results
both sides of the Sino-French cooperation project to share their commitment to work the way by 50% to 50% of the investment ratio investment for the project. After the success of the joint development of the helicopter attributable to their family. In this cooperation, the Civil Aviation Administration of China will apply the model Z15 certificate; Eurocopter EC175 will apply the model of the European Aviation Safety Agency certification. EC175-Z15 project successfully developed, China and France to establish their own assembly line, responsible for the market area to sell their helicopter, and provide users with after-sales support services.
Lifang Yong said in his speech, “Sino-French bilateral cooperation in the aviation sector has a long history, EC175-Z15 is the second Dolphin Project production license transfer, EC120 joint development, the China Aviation Industry and Eurocopter civil helicopters in the area of ??another round cooperation in the process of cooperation, we play to their strengths, mutual understanding and support, EC175 project’s future success that China and France to win-win cooperation in the field of aviation-based cooperation has a broad development space. EC175 helicopter flight, the Sino-French team but also to work for the completion Z15 helicopter flight, EC175 helicopter evidence EASA, CAAC helicopter evidence, and Z15 for EC175 helicopters and speed to market, delivery users to work hard and I believe that when the Z15 helicopter flight and you have the opportunity to witness another great moment. “
sophisticated cutting-edge technology to meet customer needs
generation EC175-Z15 helicopter airworthiness regulations in accordance with requirements of the Ministry CS29/CCAR-29 developed, it is not only filled the Chinese lineage 6-7 ton helicopter blank, and fill the Eurocopter helicopter range in the Dolphin (4 -5 Tonnage) and the Super Puma (9-11 tonnage) between the two gaps.
in the design process, both Chinese and French designers as “the world’s most advanced medium utility helicopters” as the goal in the draw based on existing proven technology innovation, design a survey of contemporary excellent model helicopter. EC175-Z15 has been received from North America, Asia, Europe and China more than 15 companies of 120 orders for aircraft launch, the market prospect is broad. It is predicted that the next 20 years, China’s market demand for aircraft in the 400 or so.
tasks: EC175-Z15 is a medium twin helicopters with multi-tasking role of the design, it can perform a wide range of civilian tasks, depending on the configuration capable of carrying up to 16 passengers. The helicopter is equipped with a primary design goal of the working group rushed to the oil and gas industry oil and gas platforms, which meet the most stringent safety and reliability requirements. It is suitable for long range search and rescue, homeland security, emergency medical and other purposes are also used for business guests and corporate machine working machine.
technical characteristics: EC175-Z15 uses a lot of sophisticated cutting-edge technology. The new avionics system, high efficiency, easy manual operation interface, greatly reducing pilot workload, allowing the driver and front passenger can focus better to finish the task. EC175-Z15 is equipped with a cockpit and a full four-axis digital automatic flight control system (AFCS), the market can more than any other auto-flight system. It also has a five-blade main rotor system and the ball joints meet the most stringent certification standards of the fuselage structure. Provide the same level of the helicopter the most spacious cabin, with unmatched comfort. Sliding doors on both sides of the fuselage through the use of more convenient flight, the fuselage huge luggage compartment can also be fast loading and unloading cargo doors on both sides. All large windows not only provide a broad perspective, but also emergency jettison, in order to ensure that passengers and crew in the event of an emergency can quickly escape. Machine when the machine design should take into account the vibration to a minimum. Its blade is designed EC155 and EC225 draws on the success of the concept; helicopter used by the special protection can reduce the noise inside and outside the body, which also makes EC175-Z15 become the quietest helicopter in the level of noise is much lower than International Civil Aviation Organization has recently prescribed noise limits.
30-year partnership for four years to create a miracle
“witnessed the skies EC175 is a great pleasure!” Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling In his speech, said: “This is by helicopter and users developed in close cooperation to ensure better meet users’ needs – especially the safety and comfort, which is a remarkable civil aircraft market, the product I We would like to congratulate and thank all for it put a lot of time and effort of employees, our industry partners, but also to thank colleagues from China in their collaborative efforts, the project started four years later, to achieve the EC175 The flight schedule, which is a miracle of technology cooperation. “
EC175-Z15 project started on December 5, 2005. The helicopter and the aircraft industry in just four years jointly developed. Thanks to the new computer information tool, saving a lot of time. Separated by 1,000 km of the project team in France and the strong support the Chinese government to work together. Their cooperation was exemplary. Thanks to close cooperation the two sides 30 years: starting at Dolphin helicopter, and lived through the EC120 helicopter. In the development phase, a total of 50 to 70 of the Hafei Aviation Industry team members to join the ranks of the French Eurocopter, the helicopter started the definition of design. Now, the Eurocopter team of 30 members has been long-term assignments to Hafei Aviation Industry, to help the Chinese team of design, quality, production and procurement. Development and industrialization has been allocated according to the expertise of both Eurocopter and AVIC. In the common platform will produce two different types of helicopters: EC175, Eurocopter in Marion by the manufacture, sale and maintenance; Z15, Central Air Industrial manufacturing, sales and maintenance.
2008 In November, after the first delivery of aircraft fuselage, EC175-Z15 project team has begun a second aircraft fuselage design and production preparation. France design team with the Chinese side of the fuselage structure design team quickly drawing further optimize the sound design. In order to ensure the delivery of second aircraft fuselage progress in the use of concurrent engineering on the basis of, Z15 team use virtual product management system for R & D for technology Z15 state management. Use of modern information technology, the establishment of China and Eurocopter dedicated data channels for efficient coordination of data exchange and electronic prototype. The application of this technology to speed up changes in the coordination, progress and changes to greatly improve manufacturing efficiency, a second aircraft fuselage to protect the quality of design optimized for the realization of the second frame body to create conditions for the delivery schedule. Accordance with the development plan and delivery schedule batch 2010 EC175-Z15 project will deliver three fuselage and a large batch of test pieces for forensic test, expected in 2011, the European Aviation Safety Agency airworthiness certificate.
Photos: Sino-French joint development of medium-sized helicopter flight successful Z15