Formed in 1974 as a civil helicopter distributor and maintainer. In 1988 it introduced the AS355 into service with UK Police Forces. Received a boost in 1993 when Aerospatiale and MBB helicopter activities were joined under Eurocopter. Based near Oxford and near Chester, McAlpine Helicopters is exclusive distributor in the UK for Eurocopter light and medium helicopter models.
Since 2007 is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Eurocopter EADS Group, known as Eurocopter UK
|Eurocopter acquires 100% shares in McAlpine Helicopters Ltd, 05-Nov-07 : Marignane, France - In line with its strategy to be a multi-local player with its own facilities in all its key markets, Eurocopter is pleased to announce the acquisition of all remaining shares of McAlpine Helicopters Limited as of November 1, 2007. Eurocopter previously held 10 per cent in the British company which now becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary, Eurocopter UK Limited. Through this investment, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer underlines its commitment to its significant market and customer base in the UK and Ireland.|