January 28, 2014 - Eurocopter closed out a 20
year history of rotorcraft leadership with
increased deliveries of 497 helicopters in 2013.
Renamed Airbus Helicopters, the company opened
2014 with the certification of its new EC175 and
the implementation of an ambitious customer
driven transformation plan.
“We enter 2014 with a transformation plan that
is being applied across the company and responds
to customers’ evolving expectations,” explained
Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury.
“In parallel, the Airbus Helicopters rebranding
provides a reference for greater ambition,
inspired by the Airbus Group’s values and
A key focus of the transformation plan will
ensure product maturity, while delivering the
best level of mission capabilities and offering
reliable, efficient support and services.
Quality is an essential element in Airbus
Helicopters’ transformation, involving the
implementation of standard processes and tools,
along with a further drive to deploy lean
Faury reaffirmed the vital importance of safety
for Airbus Helicopters, placing its technologies
and expertise at the service of customer safety.
As part of initiatives in this area, Airbus
Helicopters will begin delivering the EC130 T2
this year with the Vision 1000 data monitoring
and cockpit imaging system, which follows its
pioneering use on Ecureuil family helicopters.