Airbus Helicopters confirms deal with South Korea's KAI

Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:13am EDT
 
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PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA: Quote) has signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) 047810.KS for development and production of more than 300 military and civil-use helicopters, the European company's helicopter division said on Monday.

The announcement confirmed a Reuters report published last week.

The contract is worth about 1.5 billion euros for Airbus Helicopters and 1.4 billion euros KAI, an Airbus spokesman said.

(Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; writing by Brian Love; editing by Jason Neely)