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February 27, 2021

H215 made in Romania, a successful industrial partnership with the Romanian Aerospace Industry

+ Airbus Helicopter Industries factory is on schedule + The set-up   of assembly line capitalises on the joint venture, Airbus Helicopters Romania that Airbus Helicopters created with their historical partner IAR SA in 2002


Airbus Helicopters is implementing its industrial strategy by creating partnerships with Romanian Aerospace industry. A key factor of Airbus Helicopters’ success stems from its early entry into markets and launching industrial cooperation such as the Romanian H215 assembly line. The set-up of this assembly line capitalises on the joint venture, Airbus Helicopters Romania that Airbus Helicopters created with their historical partner IAR SA in 2002.

“2015 proved to be a reinforcement year as a new company called Airbus Helicopters Industries was created, paving the path for stronger cooperation and further strengthening our ties with the Romanian aerospace industries” said Serge Durand, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Romania.

Airbus Helicopters Industries, the newest Romanian registered company in charge of this final assembly line (FAL) is also responsible for the sale and export of its production all around the world and will contribute to increasing Romanian exportation.

After a ramp up phase which should last until 2019, Airbus Helicopters Industries will employ 350 staff and will manufacture 15 H215 per year.

A strong cooperation between the Romanian Aerospace industry companies – Airbus Helicopters Industries, IAR, Aerostar, Aeroteh and Turbomecanica – is implemented in the frame of the ramp-up and full production phase of the H215 helicopter in Romania and for potentially other Airbus Helicopters programs.

This initiative of Airbus Helicopters is to develop partnerships of reference that strengthen once more its determination to become a major local player in Romania.

S.C Airbus Helicopters România SA, subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, was set up in 2002. Located in Brașov, the company developed activities related to the civil, parapublic and military markets. Airbus Helicopters România promotes and sells the complete range of new Airbus Helicopters aircraft in România and neighbouring countries and offers technical support to its customers. Also, Airbus Helicopters România is the key industrial centre within the Airbus Group to perform overhaul, repair and upgrade of the Puma and Super Puma helicopters on the worldwide market.

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion Euros.


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