We knew the change was coming last year and now it has! The Airbus continues with the rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective today. It marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space within the new Airbus Group.
This change to Airbus Helicopters is all part of the new Airbus brand as it develops, manufactures, markets and supports a diversified and highly capable helicopter product line.
“This rebranding works hand in hand with our ongoing transformation, which is now bolstered by the Airbus brand’s strong foundation in innovation, quality and industrial excellence,” said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Helicopters.
“Both of these together will serve our ambition of setting the industry standard in terms of safety, mission capability and performance for our operators around the world.”
The naming and designations of Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft will remain, at present, unchanged in the new branding. Online the company’s primary website has migrated to a new identity: www.airbushelicopters.com.
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Employing approximately 22,000 people worldwide, Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company’s fleet in service includes some 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 21 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.