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Mexico receives final Panther helo

06 December 2017

The Mexican Navy has received into service its tenth and final AS565 MBe Panther helicopter during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane on 6 December, the manufacturer announced.

The Mexican Navy has now received all 10 of the latest-variant AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it ordered in 2014. (Airbus Helicopters)The Mexican Navy has now received all 10 of the latest-variant AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it ordered in 2014. (Airbus Helicopters)

The final two helicopters were handed over on schedule, some three years after the order was placed in 2014 and 14 months after deliveries began in September 2016.

Mexico is the launch customer for this new enhanced variant of the Panther helicopter, which features Safran Arriel 2N engines for superior performance in hot-and-high conditions, as well as an increased top speed of 278 km/h and an extended range of 780 km.



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