SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE, August 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Aerospace behemoth EADS announced this week that it planned to rename its highly successful Eurocopter division Airbus Helicopters as one of a number of changes being made to the company.
As part of a move to align its brand with its aircraft manufacturing division, the company will be known simply as Airbus Group, with Eurocopter becoming Airbus Helicopters and its defence and space divisions Cassidian and Astrium merging into one unit known as Airbus Defence and Space.
The announcement came after the company board approved the proposal from CEO Tom Enders following a strategic review he had headed. More plans will be revealed at a later date for the transition to Airbus Group, which will happen by the end of the year.
The renaming of its hugely successful Eurocopter comes as the brand makes considerable gains in the global market with new contracts for luxury helicopters being signed in the US, Brazil and Asia.
The company is already the number one supplier in Europe and responsible for manufacturing helicopters within the Heli Securite
Eurocopter CEO Guillaume Faury said: "Eurocopter has grown to be the most international company in the EADS group. Over the past decade we have developed our international footprint in the most emerging markets and are also well known in key countries such as the U.S., Brazil and even in Asia. Our name no longer limits itself to just Europe.
"Even though you will soon know us under a different name, the scope of Eurocopter's activities and of the company itself will be unchanged. We will remain a fully-fledged helicopter division so we can continue to draw on the synergies provided by the civil and military versions of our aircraft."
It was also announced this week that Brazilian helicopter specialist Helibras had recently received authorization to produce the Eurocopter EC225 in Brazil.
Helibras president Eduardo Marson said: "We are fulfilling all the steps drawn up since announcement of the technological cooperation, and there are just a few more steps necessary to permit the maintenance and manufacture of helicopters throughout the Eurocopter rotorcraft fleet."
Helibras is the only Brazilian manufacturer of luxury helicopters with facilities in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Itajuba. The company is responsible for the assembly work, as well as new and after-market sales of Eurocopter helicopters in Brazil.
Heli Securite is the leading luxury helicopter charter company on the Cote d'Azur running regular services along the French Riviera. The premier Monaco helicopter
company has a team on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week dedicated to taking reservations and giving advice on flights.
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