Airbus Helicopters Canada adds to Fort Erie production line

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly Eurocopter Canada) has announced that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie helicopter facility, in order to produce engine cowlings for the EC225/EC725 helicopter.

Romain Trapp, chief executive officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada, said: “With this multi-million investment, Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its confidence in and commitment to Ontario and Canada.”

“This is very good news for the Niagara  region. This expansion of our composite department will also help protect the jobs already here as we continue to grow. This announcement  recognises Ontario as a good place to do business, particularly in advanced manufacturing,” Trapp added.

“More than 50 per cent of the new civil helicopters delivered in Canada over the last 10 years come from our facility. It demonstrates the success of our product range, the largest in the world, and how we have been able to customise it to the specifics of the Canadian market. We are proud of our contribution to the helicopter industry in Canada and around the world.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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