The world’s leading manufacturer of helicopters, offering the most comprehensive lineup of civilian and military helicopters in the world.
Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide. Its fleet in service includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers across 150 countries. Worldwide, the company maintains a 45-percent market share in the civil and parapublic markets.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI), the U.S. affiliate, has been serving customers for over 50 years, having opened its main facilities in 1969 in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also operates a production line in Columbus, Mississippi. More than 1,000 skilled and dedicated employees support some 800 customers and more than 3,200 aircraft in service in North America. Airbus Helicopters has a North American market share of more than 70% and holds a leading position in nearly all of the largest market segments by providing a diverse selection of versatile and high-performance aircraft suited to perform customers’ demanding missions. Airbus also provides world-class training, aftermarket support and technical assistance for customers throughout the region.
Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.
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Made in the USA
Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to build the H125 helicopter and U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopter in Columbus, Mississippi by a workforce that is over 40 percent U.S. military veterans.
The U.S. military utilizes Airbus helicopters and Airbus is a major partner in Homeland Security and Defense.
The U.S. Army operates more than 480 Lakota for training and the National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard protects the seas with about 100 Dauphin helicopters, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses upwards of 100 H125 aircraft.
The company’s Grand Prairie, Texas headquarters are home to Sales, Marketing, Engineering services, Customer and Technical support.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. is the Support & Services Center of Excellence, located in the DFW Metroplex in North Texas. From this location, the company offers Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services provide efficient maintenance and, upgrade services, minimizing rotorcraft downtime.
Among its extensive MRO services, Airbus Helicopters Inc. Support & Services Center offers Dynamic Component Repair (DCR) capabilities, thanks to a state of the art multi-purpose test bench for dynamic components.
95% of the blades in North America come through the blade repair shop in Grand Prairie, Texas. With efficient processes, the blade repair shop is able to meet the needs of customers throughout the region.
U.S. Economic impact
To date, the company has produced more than 1,700 helicopters and trained some 12,250 pilots in support of the U.S. military, law enforcement, emergency medical services, utility, tourism and private business aviation operations.
Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus, an international reference in the aerospace sector that designs, manufactures and delivers industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as provides data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale. Airbus spends approximately $15 billion annually with more than 2,000 US suppliers located in over 40 states. Airbus is the largest export customer of the US aerospace industry, and we continue to expand our US footprint -- now with over 4,250 employees at nearly 30 sites. Additionally, Airbus employs nearly 4,000 direct employees in 47 locations across the country, including Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Airbus Helicopters division has over 3,000 customers worldwide and has maintained a 52% share of the commercial and parapublic market, with deliveries of 344 helicopters and revenues of $6.8 billion in 2022 alone.
Airbus Helicopters North American headquarters located in Texas is one of the major employers in the air transportation industry. Over $160 million is spent each year with industrial partners in Texas, including more than 45 direct suppliers. Airbus Helicopters’ Training Center with the Helisim Simulation Center in Grand Prairie brings upwards of 2,000 people through Dallas-Fort Worth each year, adding over $4 million to the DFW economy annually.
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