Today, Airbus Helicopters is represented through 30 customer centres and some 96 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.
Airbus Helicopters is ready to provide a range of service levels for line maintenance, plus intermediate and heavy maintenance activities – from dispatching experts onsite, 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 onsite 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.
A wide range of conversions (e.g. AS350 BA/B2) and mid-life upgrades (e.g. glass cockpit) are 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.
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.