Airbus Helicopters Canada adds to Fort Erie production line


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Economic Development for Southern Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear and Airbus Helicopters Canada CEO Romain Trapp inspect a helicopter in production at the Fort Erie facility.

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.”