Zurich, Switzerland-based Marenco Swisshelicopter has established a design office in Munich, Germany. There, it has hired some engineers who were employed at Eurocopter’s Ottobrunn site, now closing.. Marenco plans to have its SH-09 SKYe single flying by year-end.
Eurocopter broke ground early last month in Donauwörth, Germany for a new integrated development center, due to be completed next year. The 320,000-sq ft building will be adjacent to the existing helicopter factory. It will employ about 900 people, including those who will relocate from the Ottobrunn site.