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Airbus Helicopters Canada Announces the Addition of New Authorized Maintenance Centre


Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. has been named as a Maintenance Centre to support local Operators for Airbus Helicopters

  • Airbus Helicopters increases proximity service to Alberta and central Canada with the addition of new service center
  • Local Airbus customers have access to enhanced customer support and service

Fort Erie, ON, 9 October 2015 – Airbus Helicopters Canada is pleased to announce they have chosen Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. to increase proximity support in the west. Avialta is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and overhaul maintenance facility who service a wide range of utility and corporate customers.




Image left to right:    Mr. Benoit Marcoux, Director Customer Support, Airbus Helicopters Canada, Mr. Rod Wood, President and owner of Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd.

Photo Credit: Don Hammond





“Enhancing customer support and services is key to Airbus Helicopters, a part of the aviation industry for over 30 years Avialta is a welcome addition to our support and service team in Canada and illustrates our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction” said Mr. Romain Trapp, President of Airbus Helicopters Canada.

“We are excited to continue our long standing relationship with Airbus Helicopters, said Mr. Rod Wood, President and owner of Avialta Helicopter Maintenance.  We are pleased to have been approved as an Airbus Helicopter Authorized Maintenance Center. We are confident that local Airbus Helicopter operators in Alberta and central Canada will greatly benefit from the proximity, timely product support and maintenance services we offer.”

In the tradition of Airbus Helicopters Canada long standing commitment to customer support and services, Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. a Leasing and Maintenance Company has approval to perform maintenance and minor repairs on Airbus H120, H130 (B4 & T2), and H125 and AS350/355 range of aircraft.  They will be performing routine and major maintenance and aircraft customizations including, interior, paint, avionics, optional equipment installations and maintenance level composite repairs.


Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd.

Avialta is owned and managed by Rod Wood. Purchased in 1985, Avialta has grown from a small two man operation to seventeen personnel. Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and overhaul maintenance shop that provides maintenance, parts sales, component overhauls and third party maintenance in Western Canada – a one stop maintenance facility. This 19,000 sq. ft maintenance facility is located at the Villeneuve Airport, St. Albert AB just north of Edmonton.

About Airbus Helicopters Canada (

Airbus Helicopters Canada is a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters and a leading supplier of helicopters in Canada. Our helicopters are used across the country in key parapublic and civil roles which include: law enforcement, emergency medical services, oil & gas, mining, firefighting, hydroelectric utilities, environmental surveys, tour and corporate transport. Airbus Helicopters was established in Fort Erie, Ontario in 1984 and has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Mirabel, Quebec as well as a support and customer service network in place to support a fleet of over 690 helicopters in the country. The company recently celebrated over 30 years of success in Canada.

About Airbus Helicopters (

Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group. The company provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. Flying more than 3 million flight hours per year, the company’s in-service fleet includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 152 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and in 2014 generated revenues of 6.5 billion Euros. In line with the company’s new identity, fully integrated into Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters has renamed its product range replacing the former “EC” designation with an “H”.


For more information, please contact:

Guillaume Steuer                                                    Laura Senecal

Tel: + 33 (0)4 42 85 98 92                                       Tel: +  613 230 3902

Mob: + 33 (0)6 73 82 11 68                                     Mob: + 905 321 7738                       


Rod Wood

Tel: + 780 4601800








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