11/24/08 _ The EC175 takes shape
On November 15, 2008, Eurocopter accepted delivery of the first EC175 fuselage to be assembled in Harbin by HAIG, Eurocopter’s partner
in China. A special ceremony was held in China to celebrate this proud achievement. All the partners on the EC175 program attended the
ceremony, together with representatives from the main industrial, aeronautical and political entities in Heilongjiang Province and Beijing.
On November 24, 2008, the PT1 airframe arrived at the new hangar in Marignane where the EC175 will be assembled. Eurocopter teams
began working on the aircraft the very next day. Finally, on December 5, 2008, the Rotors and Transmissions Product Center delivered the
main gearbox for the PT1 directly to the assembly hangar.