The Eurocopter group was created in 1992 with the merger between the helicopter divisions of Aerospatiale-matra (France) and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (Germany).
The group is now a subsidiary owned 100% by EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), one of the three largest aerospace groups in the world. By a process of successive integrations, Eurocopter has become Europe’s leading fully-integrated aeronautical group and is, at present, composed of three entities; the parent company, Eurocopter, the German subsidiary, Eurocopter Deutschland and the Spanish subsidiary, Eurocopter España. This crucial configuration has enabled the group to have a consistent directive and structure, while at the same time respecting the individual national identities of each subsidiary.
Eurocopter’s strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 30 subsidiaries and participations on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. There
are currently 11,200 Eurocopter helicopters in service and some 2,900
customers in 147 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and
military helicopter range in the world.