Airbus Helicopters, Thales to Develop $40M Training Facility in Grand Prairie
GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — A joint venture between aircraft manufacturer Airbus Helicopters and French aerospace firm Thales Group will develop and operate a $40 million training facility at Airbus Helicopter’s headquarters in Grand Prairie. The facility will have the capacity to train several thousand pilots and maintenance personnel per year. It will also house the flight simulator for the H160, the latest helicopter model being developed by Airbus. A timetable for construction has not yet been established.