Airbus Helicopters increases its commitment to Ontario manufacturing
Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly called Eurocopter Canada) announced today that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie, ON helicopter production facility, creating approximately 40 new manufacturing jobs.
The Canadian facility will be making engine cowlings for the EC225. The EC225 is an aircraft sold in markets around the world and is known as the "workhorse" of the oil & gas industry, where it is used to transport workers to off-shore drilling rigs.
"With this multi-million investment - Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its confidence in and commitment to Ontario and Canada," said Romain Trapp, chief executive officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada.
"More than 50% of the new civil helicopters delivered in Canada over the last 10 years come from our facility. It demonstrates the success of our product range, the largest in the world, and how we have been able to customize it to the specifics of the Canadian market "noted Mr. Trapp. "We are proud of our contribution to the helicopter industry in Canada and around the world."