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Eurocopter, the world leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has been named once again France’s most attractive employer

  • Left: Mr Michel Farssac, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the Eurocopter Group
  • Right: Mr Michael Hoffmann-Herve, Randstad Executive Director

Marignane, March 15, 2012

Eurocopter has again come out on top in the Randstad Award survey, after being voted France's most attractive employer across all sectors for the second year running. A leader in its domain for more than 10 years, Eurocopter was also at the top of the list for the third time in the capital goods industrial sector.

Speaking at the awards ceremony in Paris today, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the Eurocopter Group Michel Farssac said: "This latest distinction underscores all the effort that Eurocopter and its entire workforce have put in, and we are very proud to accept it. We have been able to establish such an excellent public image thanks to our attractive product portfolio, our ambitious innovation policy, our truly international footprint and our strong local roots. Having a clear vision of our strategy, guided by our commitment to finding new ways to better fit the needs of our customers, offers concrete development perspectives for all of our employees."

Gauging the views of 12,000 respondents on more than 200 companies based in France and operating in all sectors, the survey conducted by Randstad - the second largest human resources management firm worldwide - sets out to measure the attractiveness of the country's leading employers.

Respondents to the survey rated Eurocopter as the helicopter manufacturer with the best image and the company they would most like to work for out of all the firms they were familiar with. Their choice was based on ten key factors, including financial stability, interesting job possibilities, career and training prospects and workplace culture.


Eurocopter confirms its market leadership and strong commitment to Latin American customers at FIDAE

Marignane, France, March 20, 2012

Eurocopter's participation at the FIDAE International Air and Space Show in Santiago de Chile will underscore its strong presence in Latin America with a competitive range of products perfectly adapted to the growing needs of customers in the region.

Eurocopter is the leader in Latin America with more than 1,200 helicopters in operation, accounting for over 50 percent of the civil and parapublic market. This leadership position highlights the reliability and competitiveness of the Eurocopter's product range, capable of adapting to the wide array of missions and operating conditions in the region. Eurocopter offers Latin American customers the most extensive range of helicopters to perform a large variety of missions in the region, from offshore and VIP transportation to homeland security and law enforcement.

"We are grateful for the confidence placed in us by civil and military operators in Latin America over the last 30 years," said Mesrob Karalekian, vice president of Sales and Customer Relations for Latin America. "Eurocopter will continue to invest in the region and expand its range of products and services to keep pace with the growth of its customers."

Among the helicopters spotlighted on Eurocopter's exhibit is the EC725, the leading twin-engine 11-ton class helicopter, currently operated by the Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft on show is one of three that have already been delivered to the Brazilian Armed Forces as part of a contract for 50 EC725s to be used for transportation and civil security missions. Eurocopter's Brazilian subsidiary, Helibras, will soon be inaugurating its new final assembly line for this helicopter in Itajubá. This latest military version of the Super Puma/Cougar family offers next-generation avionics with a 4-axis autopilot and electronic controls that are also available on the Cougar AS532 AL+.

Business aviation, a key segment in Latin America with more than 1,000 Eurocopter helicopters devoted to executive transportation, will be represented by the EC135 light helicopter - also a favorite with parapublic operators - and the AS365 N3 from the famous Dauphin family. Having proved its ability to perform in the most severe climatic conditions, this medium size helicopter is also favored by coast guard and sea rescue services.

The Ecureuil family is also a particularly popular choice in Latin America, with more than 700 of these aircraft currently in service in the region for almost 400 operators. In support of these operators, Eurocopter will hold a special Ecureuil event during FIDAE for some 100 participants on March 29. "Our priority is to support our customers so that they can get the most out of their helicopters and guarantee the highest standards of fleet safety," said Alexandre Ceccacci, CEO of Eurocopter Cono Sur. "We are also proud to offer them the newest member of the Ecureuil family, the EC130 T2, which was successfully unveiled at this year's Heli-Expo air show."

Two aircraft from the Ecureuil family will be performing exhibition flights during the show.

The first is the AS350 B3, capable of performing a wide range of public safety and SAR missions thanks to its durability, speed and excellent visibility. Its unobstructed flat-floor cabin concept and low vibration level allow for the installation of infrared cameras, tactical consoles and other various next-generation equipment.

The single-engine EC130 B4, well appreciated for its reduced maintenance costs and high level of availability, will also take to the skies.

Also spotlighted at FIDAE will be a 1/5 scale model of Eurocopter's X3 plane-hybrid demonstrator, which combines the excellent vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter with the fast cruise speeds of an airplane. The X³ has flown at speeds of more than 220 kts. confirming how this concept will provide extremely productive solutions to a wide range of missions – including long-distance search and rescue, passenger transportation and offshore operations.

Eurocopter has been present in the Southern Cone region for a decade now and has recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its local subsidiary, which offers helicopter sales and customizations, fleet maintenance of 270 helicopters and pilot and technician training. The Eurocopter Group also has subsidiaries in Brazil (Helibras) and Mexico (EMSA) and counts more than 900 employees in Latin America.

Eurocopter will be present at the EADS stand (# D4-D8) and in the static display area.


A350 XWB a prominent feature of Premium AEROTEC exhibit at JEC in Paris

Augsburg, 20 March 2012

  • JEC Composites Show is the world’s largest trade gathering for composite materials
  • Premium AEROTEC presents manufacturing technologies and aerostructures components

At the end of March, Paris will once again be the scene of futuristic technology and lightweight construction. At JEC, the world’s largest composites show, scheduled for 27 to 29 March, the focus will be on new and innovative materials, their industrial processing and their application in modern high-tech products. Premium AEROTEC, Europe’s largest aerostructures supplier, is using the annual trade fair to showcase its abilities in the area of manufacturing technologies and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) aerostructures.

At the JEC trade fair, Premium AEROTEC is displaying a true-to-life CFRP component of the A350 XWB, the latest long-haul airliner in the Airbus family. With this exhibit, which measures roughly 4 x 2.3 metres, the company is highlighting its capabilities in the development and manufacture of complex aerostructures from sustainable materials. Premium AEROTEC is the largest supplier of structures for the A350 XWB. Besides the development, manufacture and assembly of the entire forward fuselage section (section 13/14) and the CFRP side shells, the CFRP pressure bulkhead and the floor structure of the rear fuselage section (16/18), Premium AEROTEC produces the attachments for the main landing gear and other structural components of the fuselage and wings.

CFRP materials are increasingly becoming the material of choice for aerostructures due to their low weight and excellent corrosion properties. They can be used to create structures that are considerably lighter than those made of conventional metal materials. In this context, Premium AEROTEC possesses significant capabilities with its know-how on the development of manufacturing systems through to their realisation on the customer’s premises. Building on its long experience and using state-of-the-art analysis and simulation tools, the company develops new manufacturing concepts that are perfectly tailored to the customer’s needs. As an example of these abilities, the company is presenting a model of a device for winding up carbon fibres. This method could be used to produce entire fuselage sections for aircraft, for example. The model underlines the company’s innovative approach towards developing new process-oriented manufacturing systems on the basis of existing requirements and customer needs. Also featured in the Premium AEROTEC exhibit at the JEC trade fair is the Tyfudem model, a miniature replica of a curing tool in which CFRP laminates are semi-automatically deposited, cured and finally shaped with high precision into a finished component.

The JEC composites fair will be held in Paris (Porte de Versailles exhibition grounds) from 27 to 29 March. Premium AEROTEC can be found there at stand number Y56. In addition, Premium AEROTEC will present the demonstrator of a CFRP fuselage section produced using VAP® technology (VAP = vacuum assisted process).

This demonstrator was developed as part of the Next Generation of Integrated Composite Aerostructures (NEXICOS) innovation project, which is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The objective of NEXICOS is to demonstrate the ability to manufacture entire fuselage sections with integrated stringers and window frames. This is done by bonding the multiaxial CFRP laminates using an infiltration process, assisted by the VAP® method, to form a complete fuselage barrel.

Premium AEROTEC generated revenues of 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Its core business is the development and manufacturing of metal and carbon composite aerostructures and the associated equipment and production systems. The company has production plants in Augsburg, Bremen, Nordenham and Varel in Germany, and in Braşov (Romania)


AYA Aerospace: Oferta de empleo, Diseño y Cálculo aeronáutico


Puesto vacante:Diseño y Cálculo para España e Internacional
Ingenieros y técnicos - Aeronáutico
Número de vacantes:25
Descripción de la oferta:AYA Aerospace busca ingenieros Junior y Senior en Cálculo y Diseño para:

España, Madrid / Sevilla / Vitoria (Airbus, Boeing)
Canadá, Montreal (en el nuevo CSeries de Bombardier)
EEUU, Seattle (Boeing 787, 747)
Corea, Busan (Boeing, Airbus)
Francia, Toulose (Airbus)


Estudios mínimos:Ingeniero Técnico - Aeronáutico
Experiencia mínima:Al menos 3 años
Requisitos mínimos:Requisitos deseables para Cálculo:

Experiencia significativa entorno Airbus
Conocimientos Estructura primaria

Requisitos deseables para Diseño:

Experiencia en material compuesto y/o metalicas
Estructuras primarias y secundarias
Herramienta CATIA V5


Tipo de contrato:Indefinido
Jornada laboral:Completa


Salario:30.000 € - 72.000 € Bruto/año
Beneficios Laborales:
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