Airbus Helicopters Canada increases Repair and Overhaul footprint at main facility
- Expansion will double production for Repair and Overhaul Department
- Additionally, increase will result in an overall improvement for turn-around-time (TAT) for customers
Fort Erie, 27 June 2016 – As part of Airbus Helicopters Canada’s international Repair and Overhaul success, it has expanded its Support and Services department at their main facility in Fort Erie, ON. The 5,000 square foot space is an increase of 65% for the company’s Repair and Overhaul department.
From left to right: Romain Trapp – Airbus Helicopters Canada President & CEO, Mayor Wayne Redekop – Town of Fort Erie and Benoit Marcoux – Airbus Helicopters Canada Director Support & Services
“It is our main priority to keep our customers‘ aircraft operating at peak performance. With this expansion, we will increase the efficiency of our Repair and Overhaul capabilities, resulting in faster turn-around-time when an aircraft requires service.” said Romain Trapp, President of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “An operator’s competiveness is directly linked to the amount of time their aircraft is flying. We are committed to taking the steps necessary to ensure we support our customers’ ability to succeed, as their success will ultimately become a reflection of our own.”
The expansion of Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Repair and Overhaul department is a direct result of the high demand for service from customers both domestically and internationally. Five years ago there was a dramatic increase in AS350/H125 aircraft sales worldwide. With 300 – 600 flight hours per year, many of these aircraft are coming due for overhaul. Today, there are currently 522 AS350/H125’s flying in Canada.
Part of the newly expanded facility is the creation of additional Repair & Overhaul workstations as well as, the hiring of new full-time employees to assist with the high demand. Airbus Helicopters Canada is considered an International Centre of Excellence for light aircraft, including; H120, EC130/H130, AS350/H125 and AS355.
About Airbus Helicopters Canada (www.airbushelicopters.ca)
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 (www.airbushelicopters.com)
Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion euros.
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