Airbus Helicopters is the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer and the company’s site at Oxford Airport is Britain’s civil helicopter hub. Providing a shop window for some of the world’s most advanced and popular helicopters, it is Airbus Helicopters’ pedigree in design and development of bespoke solutions, as well as premium maintenance, repair and overhaul services which make it a favourite with helicopter users across the country. With a focus on customer services and satisfaction, Airbus Helicopters UK’s dedicated support and training services has helped customers ensure consistently high levels of aircraft availability. A 40 year heritage provides the company with the vision to drive a sustainable business built on the combination of unique technical skills, key to exporting high technology solutions to 23 nations worldwide, and skills for the future, through its award-winning apprenticeship programme which has run continuously for more than 30 years.
Airbus Helicopters’ presence in the UK is supported by two pillars: Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd and by the wholly owned subsidiary Vector Aerospace. Across these companies, Airbus Helicopters plays a key role in the UK civil and military helicopter fleets, supporting military, parapublic and private sectors. As part of Airbus Group UK, the company also plays a role as part of Britain’s aerospace future, building on the UK’s position as the second largest aerospace exporter in the world and helping to secure the UK’s advanced research, industrial and manufacturing skills through participation in key national skills and manufacturing initiatives. These include the Aerospace Growth Partnership, the Defence Growth Partnership, the 5% Club, WISE and Your Life, along with membership of key institutions including the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering.