HAIG, a subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), ordered the new components through an extension to an existing long-term contract signed in 2015 for 100 shipsets.
Each shipset will include a helicopter cockpit display system, as well as an array of communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS) equipment.
“This contract is testament of our capability to provide HAIG with solutions to meet their requirements of safety, reliability and efficiency now and for the long term,” said Grace Du, Managing Director of Avionics. “Together with our worldwide MRO network, Collins is well positioned to support the delivery and operation of HAIG’s civil helicopter fleet in China and beyond.”
The AC312 is a civilian variant of AVIC’s popular Z-9 military helicopter – itself a licenced variant of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin. The aircraft is used in a range of civilian roles, including search and rescue (SAR) and medical transport.
AVIC also completed the first test flight of its AG600 amphibious fixed-wing aircraft in its new aerial firefighting configuration in June.