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Maintenance

Maintenance

Today, Airbus Helicopters is represented through its nearly 31 Airbus Helicopters customer centers and more than 100 MRO service centres.

Thanks to this global network, Airbus Helicopters is ready to ensure that aircraft maintenance and upgrade work is completed efficiently, and rotorcraft downtime is limited.

Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance, aircraft repair and on-site assistance

Airbus Helicopters is ready to provide a range of service levels for line maintenance, plus intermediate and heavy maintenance activities – from dispatching experts on-site, to welcoming a rotorcraft at an Airbus Helicopters-certified centre.

Line maintenance, which is often completed within a short period of time and does not require specialised equipment, training or facilities, can be performed either on the flight line or on-site at a customer’s premises.

Intermediate maintenance is more often performed at a maintenance centre due to the more specialised level of tools, equipment and training required.

Heavy maintenance and major inspections on any Airbus helicopter can be performed either in-house at an Airbus Helicopters-certified maintenance centre or directly at the operator’s facilities.

Airbus Helicopters’ global network of approved maintenance centres is located in close proximity to customer facilities to perform these services.

Upgrades

Airbus Helicopters knows that a rotorcraft may lead multiple “lives” – adapting to new needs and expectations. This is why the company proposes tailored solutions to increase a helicopter's overall performance and to reduce its maintenance cost, better preparing it to perform future missions.

Upgrades and retrofit

A wide range of conversions (e.g. AS350 BA/B2) and mid-life upgrades (e.g. glass cockpit) is available to bring aircraft to the latest version, benefitting from innovations and advanced technology, perfectly adapted to customers’ aircraft configuration, and defined by Airbus’ experienced design office teams.

These upgrades give new life to customer aircraft, covering obsolescence, with the added assurance of proven, certified and safe modifications developed by the type certificate holder.  

Service bulletins and supplemental type certificates

Standard Upgrades

Airbus Helicopters proposes more than 1,000 standard upgrade solutions available through its worldwide network, based on service bulletins (SB) and supplemental type certificates (STC). The standardisation of such services (including kits preparation and double certification) allows shorter lead times and greater competitiveness.

The complete and growing range of SB/STC standard upgrades is available on our Keycopter customer portal which allows eOrdering of the associated kits.

Customised upgrades

Airbus Helicopters offers customers a personalised solution, developed according to the as-delivered configuration of their helicopter. This service is also available from the standard upgrades catalogue on Keycopter.

 

Turnkey solutions

With this most comprehensive offer, Airbus Helicopters both designs and installs the upgrades on a customer’s aircraft. This work can be performed either at one of Airbus Helicopters’ certified maintenance centres, or on-site at customer facilities.

Military Support Centres

Dedicated support centres for the German and French militaries

Brochures

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    HCare helicopter maintenance (leaflet)

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