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Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) was formed in 1994 and has its headquarters at Grand Central Airport (Gauteng). AHZA also has the capacity to support its customers at its Cape Town International Airport Satellite Station and its Kenya Line Maintenance Station based at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company, Airbus Helicopters S.A.S.

About Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group. The company provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. Flying more than 3 million flight hours per year, the company’s in-service fleet includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 152 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and in 2014 generated revenues of 6.5 billion Euros. In line with the company’s new identity, fully integrated into Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters has renamed its product range replacing the former "EC" designation with an "H".

AHZA, which currently has a staff complement of 89 employees based at Grand Central Airport generated a turnover of 723.4 million in 2015.

In Southern Africa the Airbus Helicopter fleet consists of some 150 turbine helicopters, and in the past few years, the company has successfully introduced the latest products to the South African market. Among these are the smooth and quiet H120, the H125 “workhorse”, the spacious H130, the twin engine H145, the world’s reference in EMS and Police missions.

AHZA is also a supplier to the South African Air Force and the South African Police Services which operates Airbus helicopters in significant quantities, and more recently the Botswana, Namibian and Kenyan Police who have all acquired H125’s for their air-based police operations.

The company also operates Africa’s only full-motion Super Puma flight simulator, which is located near Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

AHZA Employees: 89
Parent Company: Airbus Helicopters S.A.S.

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