Airbus Helicopters donates vital training aid to BCIT aerospace facility

President & CEO Romain Trapp connects with Aircraft Maintenance Engineers at the BCIT Aerospace Campus (Photo Credit: Scott McAlpine) (CNW Group/Airbus Helicopters Canada)

FORT ERIE, ON, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Airbus Helicopters' donation of an AS350 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) reflects its strong commitment to aviation and aerospace in Canada. As the leading helicopter manufacturer worldwide, Airbus Helicopters' donation of the most popular single engine utility aircraft flying in Canada will provide an integral training tool for the next generation of Canadian aviation professionals.

About Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world's No. 1 helicopter manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 46 percent market share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company's fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters' international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters' range of civil and military helicopters is the world's largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The company's chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who fly more than 3 million hours per year.

About the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus:

BCIT's Aerospace Technology Campus is the largest provider of training to the aviation industry in British Columbia, offering accredited programs that prepare graduates for successful careers as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (avionics and maintenance), Gas Turbine/Jet Engine Technicians, Airport Operation Specialists and Commercial Pilots. In addition, we provide ongoing professional contract and specialty training to the Aerospace Industry in Canada and for international partners.

SOURCE Airbus Helicopters Canada

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For further information:

Laura Senecal
Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs
Airbus Helicopters Canada Limited
Laura.Senecal@eurocopter.ca
905.321.7738

Jocelyne Leszczynski,
BCIT Media Relations Coordinator           
jleszczynski2@bcit.ca
T 604.432.8773
C 604.250.9251