European Helicopters

European Helicopters

Airbus Helicopter entrance Marignane France

The legacy of 130 years of R&D.

Europe was the cradle of rotary aviation. The Breguet Brothers, Paul Cornu, Juan de la Cierva, or companies such as AEG, Flettner and Focke-Achgelis all are remembered to lead the way, the latter provided Germany with the only wartime helicopters in operation outside USA. And for the latter, Sikorski was a Russian emigré. After WW2, many manufacturers would operate, and ultimately merge to form heavyweights such as Aérospatiale in France, Westland in UK, Agusta in Italy, MBB in Germany, now Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopter is the Western Europen giant. Meanwhile with a dynamic drone industry, 3.0 "flying taxi" promised a renewed interest in light rotary aviation for the years to come.


Aerospatiale and other manufacturers


Westland and other manufacturers

German helicopters


MBB and other manufacturers

Italian helicopters


Agusta and other manufacturers

Cierva and other manufacturers


Cierva and other manufacturers

Other helicopters

The rest of Europe

Western and eastern European manufacturers

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