Romania’s strategic decision to allocate 2% of the GDP to defence is a great opportunity for the local defence industry to revitalize, as well as for the Armed Forces to receive modern infrastructure and upgrade its capabilities to meet the security challenges.
The local helicopters industry is, in this context, at the daybreak of a new stage which could lay the grounds of a promising future.
In order to efficiently capitalize the capabilities, the resources and the know-how and to better perform under the current competition environment, Airbus - a historic partner of Romania - recently invited top industry players to join forces and create the Romanian Association for the Helicopters Industry (ARIE). The Association has as launching members: Aerofina, Aeroteh, Airbus Helicopters Romania, Airbus Helicopters Industries, Romanian R&D Institute for Gas Turbines, IAR, and Turbomecanica.
ARIE’s core objective is to drive the industry’s consolidation and development through access to modern technology and to the international market.