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Airbus Helicopters Acquires ZF Luftfahrttechnik, Strengthens MRO Capabilities

Our Bureau - : Jun 9, 2021 - : 11:57 am

Airbus Helicopters is acquiring ZF Luftfahrttechnik as part of its strategy to strengthen its MRO capabilities.

The decision also improves the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF Luftfahrttechnik product portfolio. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is currently an MRO service partner for the majority of the German Bundeswehr helicopter fleet. It has also delivered more than 10,000 gearboxes all over the world. It is a supplier of the H135 main gearbox, the tail gearbox of the Tiger helicopter, and has a share in the H145 program.

“By adding ZF Luftfahrttechnik to our portfolio, we will further broaden our range of MRO capabilities and secure additional competences in the area of dynamic systems for Airbus Helicopters, adding value for our global customer base”, said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “With ZF Luftfahrttechnik, we will be able to improve our service offering for our customers including key partners like the German Bundeswehr, thus addressing their MRO needs faster with an increased level of integration. ZF Luftfahrttechnik’s balanced and global business model fits very well into our approach to the worldwide helicopter market.”

“With Airbus Helicopters as the acquiring entity, there are excellent prospects for ZF Luftfahrttechnik”, said Wilhelm Rehm, Member of the Board of Management of ZF Group. “It was our intention that the location would have the best possible development opportunities and that the employees would have sound future prospects at the location.”

ZF Luftfahrttechnik is a manufacturer of dynamic components for light and medium helicopters including related services. A subsidiary of the ZF Group, the company is also a leader in MRO for dynamic components of helicopters.


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