EADS operates in 48 countries and employs more than 133,000 highly skilled professionals across a vast range of engineering and business disciplines. EADS promotes cutting-edge technologies, scientific excellence and programme leadership to contribute to global innovation. And while we have led some of Europe’s greatest aerospace achievements – including the development of the A380, the Ariane launcher programme, the Tiger military helicopter and the Eurofighter combat aircraft – our playing field is the world. In 2011, the Group generated revenues of just under €50 billion.
Airbus is the leading global manufacturer of the most innovative commercial and military aircraft, with Airbus Military covering tanker, transport and mission aircraft. Its commercial product line comprises aircraft that range in size from the roughly 100-seat single-aisle A318 to the over 500-seat A380 widebody aircraft. Today, Airbus consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders.
Astrium is the leading European company in the space industry, and through space transportation solutions, satellite systems and related services, has guaranteed Europe’s unrestricted access to space for more than 40 years. With an impressive record for programme execution, including the 46th consecutive Ariane 5 launch success, the Division made significant progress toward its strategic goal of becoming a global leader in space services.
Cassidian is a leader in global security solutions and systems, providing lead systems integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe. Cassidian is defending world security – security at major events, security of information, security of critical infrastructure and natural assets, and border security.
Eurocopter is the world’s number one civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer, offering the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world with a 30% share of the global fleet. The company’s civil and military helicopter range extends from the civil EC120 light helicopter to the EC225 Super Puma, and from the AS550 C3 Fennec to the Tiger on the military side.