You've heard of An American In Paris? Well, how about a Eurocopter in America? American Eurocopter is the US-based arm of European helicopter giant Eurocopter, itself a subsidiary of aerospace conglomerate EADS. American Eurocopter's primary offerings include Eurocopter helicopter repair and overhaul services, spares and parts support, technical publications, and maintenance training services. It also provides manufacturing, completion, and final assembly for A-Star AS350 helicopters and provides customization services for Eurocopter EC120, EC135, EC145, and EC155 helicopter models, among others. American Eurocopter keeps more than 1,800 helicopters flying across the US and caters to 600 customers.
American Eurocopter targets several markets, specifically air medical, law enforcement/government, tourism, and VIP (corporate customers wanting a more luxurious ride). It is also a major supplier in the offshore (oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska) and utility (loading and lifting) markets.
American Eurocopter's 40-acre plant in Columbus, Mississippi extends its operations from primarily training, maintenance, and repair services to also encompass assembly, completion, customization, and manufacturing services. The company also operates regional support centers in California and Florida. With the assistance of all these locations, American Eurocopter delivered its 3,000th aircraft at the end of 2011.