January 17, 2012
Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that it has been officially recognized as the regional hub for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for Eurocopter EC135 and EC145 customers in North and Latin America. This certification covers D-level MRO activities for all EC135 and EC145 airframes, blades and dynamic components.
“We continually strive to enhance our repair and overhaul programs to meet the needs and demands of our customers,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “This designation reflects our substantial investment in support & services in recent years and our close cooperation with Eurocopter.”
The Eurocopter Group has an ongoing initiative to bring its world class service and support closer to its customers located across the globe by utilizing its expansive subsidiary base. American Eurocopter is the largest subsidiary and, as an MRO regional hub, will offer customers improved service and access to shorter turnaround times.
“In addition to being in line with Eurocopter’s global MRO strategy, this is part of the growth strategy for American Eurocopter and our own goal to increase service and support to our customers,” continued Paganini. “Now we are able to bring industry leading service and support to Eurocopter customers throughout the western hemisphere.”
While this certification highlights the company’s capabilities for the EC135 and EC145 airframes, blades and dynamic components, American Eurocopter also provides a full line of service and support capabilities for Eurocopter helicopters including the AS350, EC120, EC130, EC155 and the AS365 models.
For more information about the types of repairs and services offered by American Eurocopter’s MRO department, contact Rod Lutz, Director of MRO, or Mike Richardson, Director, After Market Sales, at (800) 873-0001, or visit the website at: www.eurocopterusa.com.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.
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