On May 26th, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH signed an agreement to acquire Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH. The German specialist for helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) with bases in Baden-Baden, Rheinmünster and Schönhagen near Berlin will become an integral part of Eurocopter’s service and support business and will complement Eurocopter’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the civil helicopter market. The acquisition of Motorflug will enable Eurocopter to offer even more comprehensive services to its customers while assuring the flexibility and reactivity its customers need.
Motorflug was founded in 1955 as the first service provider for helicopters in Germany. In its three German facilities, it offers a wide spectrum of services covering helicopter airframes, engines, components, instruments and avionics. The acquisition by Eurocopter will be the continuation of an over 30-year history of successful cooperation that has begun in 1976 when Motorflug was approved as authorized service centre for MBB. This was soon followed by the approval as service centre for Aerospatiale’s models in 1984.
In its over 50-year long history, Motorflug has provided services on helicopters of numerous major brands. It is Eurocopter’s intention to continue to provide the same first-class service to all of Motorflug’s customers in the future.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 14,000 people. In 2007, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover exceeding 4 billion Euros, orders for 802 new helicopters, and a 53 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 17 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,000 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.