Eurocopter breaks ground for new U.S. facility

 - August 6, 2008, 6:33 AM

The start of construction for American Eurocopter’s new parts manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss., was marked by an August 7 groundbreaking ceremony. Grand Prairie, Texas-based American Eurocopter revealed last October that it planned to build a major production and finishing facility at Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus. The facility will focus on constructing helicopter components for the AS 350, EC 130 and AS 355.