Airbus Helicopters was formed in 1992 as Eurocopter, through the merger of the helicopter divisions of Aérospatiale and Daimler-Benz AG. The company dates back to Blériot and Lioré et Olivier in France and to Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf in Germany.
The main facilities of Airbus Helicopters are at its headquarters in Marignane, France and in Donauwörth, Germany, with additional production plants in Brazil (Helibras), Australia, Spain, Romania and North America.
In North America, Airbus Helicopters has made some changes in the last couple of years. There has been a complete overhaul of the organization and operations in North America. How have these changes affected the company, their customers and the industry?
Over the next couple of months Maingearbox plans to cover the history of the company and the changes that have brought Airbus Helicopters – North America to where it is today.