Eurocopter, November 19, 2013 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Maintenance support provided by Falcon Aviation Services for Eurocopter helicopters in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East will be continued with today's renewal of the two companies' services agreement.
This will ensure the sustainment of top-level maintenance services within Eurocopter's global support network from such providers as Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services, and enhances both partners' capability to serve the commercial and parapublic helicopter sectors throughout the United Arab Emirates.
Falcon Aviation Services was formed in 2006 under the initiative of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, with the goal of filling gaps in the local aviation market through the provision of innovative products and services.
With its main operating base at the UAE's Al Bateen Executive Airport - a leading VIP airport located 10 km. from Abu Dhabi's city center - Falcon Aviation Services is well positioned to accommodate the region's Eurocopter helicopter operators.
"Eurocopter and Falcon Aviation Services are ready to offer continuity in services for the daily operational needs of helicopters operating in the Emirates," said Olivier Lambert, the Eurocopter Senior Vice-President for Sales and Customer Relations. "In a dynamic market such as the UAE, we value our partnership with leading companies as Falcon Aviation Services ."
About Eurocopter: Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group's helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter's strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter's worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.