Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a subsidiary wholly owned by the Airbus Group, a global aerospace and defense leader.
Eurocopter Group was created in 1992 with the merger of the rotorcraft divisions of Aerospatiale (France) and Deutsche Aerospace (Germany). In January 2014, the company was rebranded Airbus Helicopters, opening a new chapter in its history.
By a process of successive integrations, Airbus Helicopters has become the world-leading rotorcraft manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros. At present, the company is composed of three entities: the parent company, Airbus Helicopters; the German subsidiary, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; and the Spanish subsidiary, Airbus Helicopters España.
Employing approximately 23,000 people worldwide, the company’s fleet in service includes 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries.
Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 24 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, 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 parapublic 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 3 million hours per year.