Romanian Economy Minister Constantin Nita and the Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury recently signed a memorandum of understanding to this end. Some of the production in Romania could end up being used in Romania, as the Army, as well as the Defense and Domestic Affairs Ministry need to modernize their helicopter fleets.


“I believe a product made in Romania with high end technology is an objective for these ministries,” said Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who also attended the signing ceremony. Airbus made Puma and Alouette helicopters in Romania in the 70s under license.



IAR Brasov, a company controlled by the state, has offered Airbus Helicopters’ Romanian company Vadstena a 15,000 – sqm plot, where the foreign company will build a production hall for the new line. The new investment and production line will bring know how to Romania, jobs and will help increase the local economy’s competitiveness by exporting. (source: