Eurocopter breaks ground for new development center in Germany

  • 17-May-2011 04:43 EDT

Research facilities, simulators, and test benches will all be located on the ground floor, while office space on the floor above will follow a flexible office concept.

Eurocopter has started construction on its new integrated development center, part of the Systemhaus project, at its German site in Donauwörth. This center, due to be completed in 2012, will concentrate all the resources, skills, and equipment required to develop, manufacture, certify, and maintain helicopters in one location. Development activities that currently are located at Eurocopter’s Ottobrunn site will be integrated into the new building complex, which will have a surface area of 30,000 m² and is to be situated adjacent to the plant’s existing assembly facilities. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to concentrate activities that today are divided between different locations both in Donauwörth and Ottobrunn. Some 900 Eurocopter employees will move into this future-oriented innovative development center.

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