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, Ontario. The 5,000 square foot space is an increase of 65% for the company’s Repair and Overhaul department.
“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.