Sept 6, 2017: With the U.S. helicopters headquarters located in Texas, Airbus is committed to aiding the long-term recovery of the Texas Gulf Coast Region as Hurricane Harvey came ashore and brought torrential rain and resulting floods.
“As fellow Texans, our Grand Prairie team is overwhelmed and moved by the enormity of the disaster that has befallen Houston and much of the Texas Gulf Coast. We reached out to offer our assistance to the authorities and customers over the past week and will continue to play a role in the efforts to help in the long-term recovery of the region,” stated Airbus Helicopters, Inc. CEO Chris Emerson.
Airbus has helicopters currently in Houston offering multi-mission recovery support, including surveillance of flooded areas, supply deliveries and passenger evacuations. Additionally, a fast-response team of technical representatives has been assembled and is prepared to aid with expedited material management and technical expertise given that many customers will be flying more hours than usual and under different circumstances.