The first A600 Talon in the UK is being built at Southern Helicopters Ltd. base to gain CAA approval.
The build has been straight forward and the main frame and the new tail shaft drive have been completed although the tail has been removed for painting. The new cog belt drive system has been fitted and looks extremely good and should require less maintenance than the chain.
All body panels have been fitted although again these are off for painting and to gain room for working on the frame area. With the engine and final parts due to arrive any day now the build should be completed by the spring 2009.