Airbus Helicopters Canada employees, customers and stakeholders celebrated with elected officials and Airbus Group senior management last week to mark the company’s 30th anniversary.
With 190 customers operating over 680 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 30 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry. Over the past 30 years, Airbus Helicopters has supported regional and national law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, utility operators, government and corporate customers to supply, operate and maintain the fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft in Canada. Today Airbus Helicopters has over 50 percent market share in civil and parapublic markets in Canada.
“Customer Satisfaction, Safety, Quality and Competitiveness are the cornerstones of our business,” said Dominique Maudet, executive vice president, Global Business and Services for Airbus Helicopters. “Airbus Helicopters is committed to improving the safety of our customers and their passengers as well as increasing aircraft efficiencies for the market. Airbus Helicopters Canada’s success is a prime example of how we are making this materialize.”
The Fort Erie facility is recognized as a Center of Excellence for composite component manufacturing within the Airbus Helicopters Group thanks to the expertise of its team and its competitiveness. It produces several composite components for a variety of Airbus Helicopters’ leading aircraft models which are sold internationally in more than 100 markets. Following a global competitive process, new production work has been awarded recently to Airbus Helicopters Canada by its parent company, Airbus Helicopters, based in Marignane, France. The Canadian facility will be making engine cowlings for the popular EC225. The investments have brought excellent opportunities for the company. “Over 40 percent of the workforce is already manufacturing components for the export market, the goal is to increase this figure to 60 percent by 2015,” said Romain Trapp, president, Airbus Helicopters Canada.
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the successes from the past 30 years with our customers and employees who have helped turn Airbus Helicopters into the market leader in Canada. We look forward to continuing to drive the helicopter industry and support the dynamic owners and operators, our partners for years to come,” said Trapp.