Airbus is a world leading international aeronautics and space company comprising Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters, Space and Defence divisions.
Its Grand Central base is the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) and the regional office for Airbus Defence and Space.
AHZA, which was formed in 1994 and employs more than 100 skilled personnel, supports over 250 civil helicopters in service with more than 60 operators throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to its comprehensive sales, training, maintenance and support facilities at Grand Central, it also has satellite stations at Cape Town International Airport and Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.
The company has successfully introduced the latest Airbus helicopter products to the Southern African market. They include the single-engine H120, H125 and H130 models and the twin engine H145, which is regarded as the global reference for air ambulance and law-enforcement missions.
AHZA’s customers include to the South African Air Force and the South African, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Kenya police services. The company also operates Africa’s only full-motion Super Puma flight simulator, which is located near Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.