The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effectively as of yesterday, marks a new era in the history of the company now part of Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space in the new Airbus Group.
Airbus Helicopters will benefit from and enrich the Airbus brand as it develops, manufactures, markets and supports a diversified and highly capable rotorcraft product line.
“The rebranding works hand in hand with our ongoing transformation, now bolstered by the Airbus brand’s strong foundation in innovation, quality and industrial excellence,” said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Helicopters.
“Both of these together will serve our ambition of setting the industry standard in terms of safety, mission capability and performance for our operators around the world.”
The naming and designations of Airbus Helicopters’ products currently remains unchanged in the new branding, while the company’s primary website has migrated to a new identity: www.airbushelicopters.com.
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defence related services. Employing approximately 22 000 people worldwide, Airbus Helicopters is the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6,3 billion euros.
The company’s fleet in service includes some 12 000 helicopters operated by more than 3 000 customers in 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by subsidiaries and participation in 21 countries and its worldwide network of service centres, training facilities, distributors and certified agents.
Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and para-public fleet.
The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who together fly more than three million hours a year.