Markus Steinke, the Managing Director of Oxford based helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter UK, today took part in a briefing at Oxford´s newly opened, dedicated business aviation terminal, oxfordjet.
Eurocopter UK is currently the leader in the UK Civil and Parapublic helicopter market, with 42% market share and 344 helicopters currently operating in the UK. Markus Steinke, appointed MD of Eurocopter UK in July 2008 forecasts further growth in Oil&Gas and Defence helicopter markets. Eurocopter UK aims at doubling its turnover by 2010 and to double again by 2013. The oxfordjet terminal will host both rotor and fixed wing operations, aiming to provide an alternative to London based business airports. Helicopters, including Eurocopter EC135 aircraft will fly out of the terminal operated by Oxford Air Services.
Markus Steinke commented:
"The Oxford area today is a key location for British technology and innovation, bringing together cutting edge research from local Universities, research facilities and Science Parks with local state of the art manufacturing know-how. Oxford is an ideal location for Eurocopter - the world´s largest helicopter manufacturer - to significantly expand its helicopter business in the UK within the coming years. We aim to double turnover by 2010 and then double again by 2013. The new oxfordjet terminal which brings together fixed wing and rotorcraft operations for the benefit of travellers and also to help develop a high value high tech aviation cluster in the area will be an invaluable facility for us."