Airbus Helicopters is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopters, offering the most comprehensive lineup of civilian and military helicopters in the world.
A division of Airbus, Airbus Helicopters employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide. Its fleet in service includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers across 150 countries. Worldwide, the company maintains a 45-percent market share in the civil and parapublic markets.
Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. affiliate, opened its main facilities in 1969 in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also operates a production line in Columbus, Mississippi. Airbus Helicopters products are the U.S. market leaders for air medical transport, law enforcement, airborne tourism, and in the corporate and VIP segment.