Eurocopter Espana has acquired stake in SHSC
Eurocopter España has
acquired an 80 percent stake in the new company Sabadell Helicopters Service
Center (SHSC) bringing together the aircraft maintenance and repair activities
of TAF Helicopters.
Eurocopter purchased 80%
stake in the new company Sabadell Helicopters Service Centre (SHSC). With an
initial staff of 35 technicians based at Sabadell
Airport, near Barcelona, SHSC will enable Eurocopter to
provide direct, specialised support for all civil helicopter fleets.
There are currently more
than 700 civil helicopters registered in Spain with Eurocopter products
accounting for 60% of the Spanish fleet.
“This acquisition is an
integral part of Eurocopter’s strategy of developing support and services activities”
says Francisco Vergé, chief executive of Eurocopter España. “The new logistics
platform will enable us to respond to the support needs of the operators in a faster
and more efficient way”.
“The establishment of SHSC
is good news for all light helicopter operators,” says Eduardo Miralta, chief
executive of TAF Helicopters. “This new logistics platform will ensure that
operators have more competitive fleets, safer helicopters, higher availability
rates and reduced maintenance costs.”