Eurocopter Canada Produces 300th Cowling for EC145
Sept. 5, 2012, Fort Erie, Ont. - On Aug. 30, 2012, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) completed its 300th cowling for the EC145 at its composite manufacturing facility in Fort Erie, Ont.
By Carey Fredericks
“We are very proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by our composites team,” said Guy Joannes, President and CEO, ECL. “Composite manufacturing at ECL has earned its reputation for producing a high quality part on time and on cost, which couldn’t be achieved without our group of highly skilled engineers and composite technicians.”
ECL is the single source for the EC145 (LUH) cowlings. Eurocopter Canada manufactures and supplies composite parts to six product lines for the Eurocopter Group and is positioned to offer customized solutions to its customers as an AS9100 registered organization.
In May 2011, ECL celebrated the completion and delivery of the 200th EC145 cowling ship set. As a result of the quality circle implementation and emphasis on the Eurocopter Production System (EPS), significant productivity gains have been made on the EC145 program, which has contributed to the success of the composite team.
ECL first delivered the cowling ship sets in 2008 and is slated to deliver the cowlings for the new EC145 T2 version as well. ECL is a valued supplier to Eurocopter’s global supply chain, operating within a lean manufacturing environment and produces components for a large number of Eurocopter Canada designed and manufactured options to satisfy worldwide Eurocopter operator’s requirements.