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Quality Vision

The “I AM QUALITY” attitude permeates the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. culture to deliver premium quality helicopters.  The company team members at its facilities in Mississippi and Texas incorporate the “I AM QUALITY” attitude by continuously improving processes to ensure quality excellence from suppliers to our valued customers.

Quality Certifications

Aerospace Standard (AS) 9100 D is the cornerstone of Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s Quality Management System. The company’s primary facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas and Columbus, Mississippi are certified by Smithers Quality Assessments to AS9100 standards. Airbus Helicopters, Inc. also is proud of its heritage and history with the FAA and EASA airworthiness authorities. With joint collaboration between industry and these authorities, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. currently holds Production Certificates, Limited Repair Stations, and Part Manufacture Approvals at the company’s two facilities within the United States.

Supplier Quality

Airbus Helicopters, Inc.'s commitment is to meet its customers' needs in terms of quality, cost, schedule and conformance. The reliability of the supply chain is of utmost importance to fulfill this commitment to our customers. Compliance to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. quality requirements, meeting manufacturing standards, FOD prevention, counterfeit parts prevention and the commitment to continuous improvement are the pillars of the Airbus Helicopters Supplier Development effort.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has established Supplier Quality Requirements that are based on the company's Quality Assurance policy relative to deliverable products. Their purpose is to convey the company's policies to all suppliers in order to assure product integrity.

The following documents provide valuable information to assist existing and/or new suppliers in conducting business with Airbus Helicopter, Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Inc. Supplier Quality Requirements Manual – QA/06-02-F04

Airbus Helicopters Supplier Quality Requirements – ER070 06-01

Airbus Helicopters Logistic Conditions – ER150 09-003


Key Contacts

Quality Assurance

John Shurtleff

Vice President, Quality Assurance | Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie

Christian Rabl

Director, Supply Chain Quality and Supplier Development | Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie/Columbus


Eric Dejean

Manager, Quality Assurance, Completions, Flight Line | Airbus Helicopters Inc. Columbus

Bill Barnes

Manager, Quality Assurance H125 Assembly, Military Production | Airbus Helicopters Inc. Columbus


Don Saurman

Supervisor, Quality Assurance MRO | Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie

Paul LeBlanc

Manager, Quality Assurance NHC/MAR | Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie

Dena Anderson

Sr. Manager, Industrial Engineering & Quality Engineering | Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie

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