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Mr. Guy Joannes appointed to position of President & CEO for Eurocopter Canada Limited


Guy JoannesFORT ERIE, ON Canada – Mr. Guy Joannes has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada Limited in October 2009.

Guy graduated with an Aerospace Engineering Degree from ESTACA, Paris in 1978 and with a Management Degree from ICG, Paris in 1990.

Guy has an impressive track record in the rotorcraft industry where he has held key senior positions in major companies including Safran. He has been with Eurocopter for many years and has gained a considerable experience serving as the CEO of two Eurocopter subsidiaries, in Australia over six years and in South Africa over three years. Most recently Guy was in charge of business development of Eurocopter’s activities in India.

Guy joined Eurocopter in 1991 in the Customer Service Directorate, has built strong relationships with customers and is always focused on assisting clients with their day to day activities, a practice he plans to continue.

“I am very pleased to take on this new role and to working closely with the Canadian operators,” said Guy Joannes.  ”The helicopter industry is currently facing many challenges; I look forward to heading up Eurocopter Canada and developing the business in this great country together with the operators”.

Mr. Guy Joannes succeeds Mrs. Marie-Agnès Vève who has taken on a new role within the Eurocopter group.

About Eurocopter

Eurocopter Canada Limited ( is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada – based in Fort Erie, Ontario – has a customer support network that spans the entire country.  In 2009 Eurocopter Canada celebrated their 25th Anniversary.  Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 15,600 people. In 2008, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.5 billion Euros, orders for 715 new helicopters, and a 53 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,000 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.

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Christina GOTZHEIN
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