23 May: Eurocopter delivers the first Airbus A350 XWB jetliner passenger door, highlighting its innovative capabilities in composite technology. As prime contractor and system supplier, Eurocopter will provide a full set of door systems that will equip this latest wide body member of Airbus’ jetliner family.
21 December: Eurocopter achieves a new milestone in its NH90 programme: in two ceremonies, the manufacturer delivers Belgium’s first NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH), along with the French DGA defense procurement agency’s first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), in its naval Step B version, to be used by the French Navy.
1 January: Eurocopter becomes Airbus Helicopters. The rebranding marks a new era in the history of the company as it joins Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space within the new Airbus Group.
11 December: A double-handover ceremony marks first deliveries of the EC175 to NHV for oil and gas missions. NHV would subsequently begin EC175 service the same month from the Dutch North Sea base of Den Helder.
22 December: The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) orders seven additional Tiger HAD attack helicopters, bringing the total number to 67 Tigers that will eventually be operated by French Army Aviation. The additional Tigers will be delivered in 2017-2018.