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Eurocopter recruits more than 300 engineers

June 20, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

June 20, 2011, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter today launched an ambitious program to hire over 300 experienced engineers for its French and German operations as the company further enhances its research and development resources in remaining the world’s helicopter industry leader.

This employment outreach is focused on skilled engineers with more than four years of experience, who are being recruited to join Eurocopter’s research and development teams in Marignane, France and Donauwörth, Germany.

Based on the theme: “Write the next chapter of our history together,” the recruitment campaign’s scope includes a dedicated website (www.a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-your-career.com), specific hiring pages on several Internet social networks, outreach at major industry shows and events, briefing sessions with research and development leaders at Eurocopter locations, and references via the company’s own employees.

“Every day, Eurocopter is opening the frontiers of flight with innovation-driven new programs, and we are looking for motivated, skilled engineers who can contribute to our continued leadership in the global helicopter industry,” said Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling. “We have set the ambitious goal of launching a new helicopter initiative or performing a first flight every year, which offers exciting opportunities for engineers who join our team.”

Examples of Eurocopter’s current activities include among others concept validation of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which has surpassed flight speeds of 220 kts.; certification and production start-up for the new multi-role EC175 in a cooperative effort with China; development of the new EC145 T2 version of the company’s popular EC145 rotary-wing aircraft; family evolution and operational support for the Tiger attack helicopter, which today is performing combat missions in 2 operational theaters, and finally start of the development of a fully new and highly innovative helicopter.


In addition to these 300 experienced engineers, Eurocopter is recruiting young graduates from the best engineering schools.


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