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News > Airbus Helicopters Inc. joins with Survival Systems USA to offer helicopter underwater egress and surface water survival training

Airbus Helicopters Inc. joins with Survival Systems USA to offer helicopter underwater egress and surface water survival training

Prestigious and growing Oregon aviation firm to also add service capabilities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 2, 2016) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Wednesday announced a cooperation agreement with Survival Systems USA for the delivery of helicopter underwater egress and surface water survival training.

The agreement announced at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville will enhance the capabilities of Airbus Helicopters Inc. to offer the highest standard of training to its customers across all missions and platforms. Survival Systems will provide the actual training at a facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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"This is one of many steps we have undertaken as part of a long-term plan to offer our customers a central, convenient, and cost-effective one-stop training solution," said Sebastien Delmaire, Vice President of Strategy and Company Development for Airbus Helicopters Inc. "I am pleased that Survival Systems USA is teaming with us on this project."

"We are proud to partner with Survival Systems, the leader in underwater egress training," said Terry Eichman, Director of Training for Airbus Helicopters Inc. "This training will enable our customers across all market segments to improve the safety of their pilots and crews."

"With their commitment to excellence, Airbus Helicopters Inc. is an ideal partner for Survival Systems to expand our mission of preserving lives," said Maria C. Hanna, President and CEO of Survival Systems USA. "We offer aircraft specific underwater egress and water survival training that is typically not found in the U.S. commercial aviation marketplace. I am personally delighted by the potential impact our combined efforts, expertise, and resources will have on improving aviation safety."

For more information on Airbus Helicopters industry-leading rotorcraft, services and training, the Heli-Expo 2016 exhibit located at Booth #9651.

About Survival Systems USA

Survival Systems USA Inc., based in Groton, Conn., is a world leader in underwater egress and water survival training.  With more than three decades of research and innovation, Survival Systems USA is uniquely positioned to safely and consistently provide aircraft specific training solutions combined with full environmental training scenarios for fixed and rotary wing aviation professionals, across all missions and aircraft platforms.  To learn more about Survival Systems USA, visit the website at

About Airbus Helicopters Inc.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters, Inc. manufactures H125 and UH-72A helicopters and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered in the U.S. The product line represents the industry's most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters serving all markets and missions. The company's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.  For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Bob Cox
Airbus Helicopters Inc.
Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Telephone: 972-641-3525
Cell: 972-213-2038

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