Airbus Group has appointed John Harrison, 47, to become Group General Counsel, a newly created Executive Committee position which will consolidate the responsibilities of Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance. Currently, Harrison is Group General Counsel of Technip S.A. in Paris and will join Airbus Group in June 2015. “The integration of the… Read more »
The U.S. Army has approved a $220.5 million contract for the production of UH-72A Lakota helicopters in Columbus, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. The contract to Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. will support the procurement of 41 Lakota helicopters equipped with Airborne Radio Communications 231 radios…. Read more »
Airbus Group has created a new group-wide Foundation by extending the membership of the Airbus Corporate Foundation. In addition to Airbus, it now also includes Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Group. It integrates the respective activities of all these three Divisions as well as the Group’s and will continue to focus on… Read more »
America Eurocopter will hold a rally Friday at 10:30 a.m. as part of a campaign to urge Congress to restore Fiscal Year 2014 funding for the Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Area public officials as well as executives of American Eurocopter and EADS North America will speak at this approximately one-hour event. Lunch will be served… Read more »
The EADS Board of Directors and the company’s core shareholders have agreed on a far-reaching change of the company’s shareholding structure and governance. This agreement aims at normalising and simplifying the governance of EADS while securing a shareholding structure that allows France, Germany and Spain to protect their legitimate strategic interests. Subject to customary regulatory… Read more »
Further to recent press reports and speculation, EADS NV confirms that key shareholders are discussing potential changes in the company shareholding structure and corporate governance. The company is participating actively in such discussions, as appropriate, with the support of its Board of Directors, with the objective to preserve and enhance, where appropriate, the interests of… Read more »
BAE Systems and EADS have announced that they have terminated talks which they expected to lead to a dual-listing merger. Both have issued official looking press releases, but it became very evident in recent days that the Government owned stakes in EADS, particularly the shares held by France and Germany, were going to be a… Read more »
BAE Systems and EADS have a long history of collaboration, and are currently partners in a number of important projects, including the Eurofighter and MBDA joint ventures. The two companies confirm that they are now in discussions about a possible combination of the businesses. The potential combination would create a world leading international aerospace, defence… Read more »
EADS has announced today the composition of the new Group Executive Committee, as previously indicated in May upon conclusion of the Annual General Meeting. The Group Executive Committeeâ€™s focus is on defining overall strategies and policies, on developing and coordinating key markets and campaigns, on people and leadership development, as well as on furthering research… Read more »
Rainer Ohler, 50, is to take charge of EADS Corporate Communications as of 1 July 2012. In his new position he will be responsible for Group-wide internal and external communications at EADS, reporting directly to EADS CEO Tom Enders. Previously Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Communications at Airbus, Rainer Ohler now succeeds Pierre Bayle… Read more »
EADS and its divisions â€“ Airbus/Airbus Military, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will have a major presence at the Eurosatory 2012 defence and security exhibition near Paris, with a diverse portfolio of products, services and technologies on display. Eurocopter will display some of its key helicopters for military, security and patrol missions. These include the… Read more »
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders, which took place today, adopted all resolutions proposed, including the composition of the incoming Board of Directors. Upon conclusion of the AGM, the newly appointed Board of Directors met for the first time and proceeded to elect, from within its midst, its Chairman and the new CEO; it… Read more »
The EADS Board of Directors has met today for one of its regularly scheduled meetings in Amsterdam. During this meeting the following decisions have been taken: Chairman and CEO EADS N.V. announces that its Board of Directors has designated Tom Enders to take over the role of CEO when Louis Gallois steps down at the… Read more »
EADS turned 2011 into a year of growth and remarkably improved performance: The Group reached a record order intake thanks to the strong commercial aircraft momentum â€“ particularly due to the A320neoâ€™s astounding market reception â€“ and solid performance in Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter. At a joint New Yearâ€™s press conference with Airbus, EADS CEO… Read more »
EADS North America Chief Executive Officer Sean O’Keefe has been appointed Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, replacing Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., who has retired. O’Keefe has been serving jointly as Chairman and CEO since Jan. 1. “EADS North America just concluded a remarkable year in 2011, having successfully expanded our product portfolio in… Read more »
EADS CEO Louis Gallois paid a visit this Wednesday to the Helibras factory in the Brazilian city of ItajubÃ¡. His delegation was received by Helibras President Eduardo Marson Ferreira, Executive Vice President Eduardo Mauad and Chairman of the Board Daniel Mandelli.Â The visitors then took a tour of the facilities including the Squirrel assembly line,… Read more »
Eurocopter, the worldâ€™s leading helicopter manufacturer and part of the EADS Group, has established a new international customer technical support centre, based in Dublinâ€™s International Financial Services Centre.Â Â The creation of Eurocopter International Services (EIS) represents a major step in the development of Eurocopterâ€™s activities in Ireland and will contribute to the achievement of the… Read more »
The European aerospace and defence Group EADS further fostered its position as top employer by recently having been awarded in all its four European home countries. While the Group and its Divisions received the â€œRandstadâ€ award in Germany, France, and Spain, the research institutes â€œtrendenceâ€ and â€œUniversumâ€ ranked EADS as most preferred employer for engineers… Read more »
On March 25, 2011, EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter Group officially received the backing of the French authorities for their joint project to transfer some activities from Eurocopter’s La Courneuve plant, together with a part of EADSâ€™ Suresnes-based research and development activities, to the city of Dugny. The two groups will lead the way for… Read more »
Leiden, The Netherlands and Toronto, Canada â€“ March 28th, 2011 – Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS (EUR:EAD) and Vector Aerospace Corporation (TSX:RNO), a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which Eurocopter Holding will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vector… Read more »
In light of recent statements in the press, Vector Aerospace Corporation (â€œVectorâ€ or the â€œCorporationâ€) has been asked by Market Surveillance on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange to disclose the current state of the review of strategic alternatives with the objective of enhancing shareholder value announced previously by the Corporation. In the process of… Read more »
To celebrate ten years of success since its creation, EADS is strengthening its branding; the Group logo has been modernised, and the new branding scheme better integrates and enhances the individual Division brands. â€œThis brand renovation embodies exactly the spirit of Vision 2020, our strategy for EADSâ€™ next ten years: reinforce each of the four… Read more »
The newly developed LTR 400 transponder from EADS Defence & Security (DS) significantly improves safety in air traffic while at the same time saving weight in helicopters. Eurocopter Germany is the first customer to exploit these advantages by ordering 26 systems for integration in their EC-635 helicopters. The systems will be delivered before end of… Read more »
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, EADS has organized the “I dream up my future” days, an event offering teenagers a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of aeronautics. The Group has invited some 10,000 students between the ages of 12 and 14 from all over Europe to visit the various EADS sites in order… Read more »
Ten years after being created in English, French, German and Spanish, the EADS Internet platform www.eads.com has launched its EADS in China website. The connection among the various websites in the Group has been strengthened, particularly the Airbus and Eurocopter websites already existing in Chinese. The navigation is localised for the Chinese market and the… Read more »
EADS Innovation Works has unveiled a concept helicopter featuring a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that it claims has the potential to halve fuel consumption compared with a typical twin-turbine helicopter such as the EC135.
EADS resulted from a merger, in July 2000, between the French Aerospatiale-Matra, the German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) and the Spanish CASA companies. In just 10 years, it has become a European and indeed global leader in the aeronautics, space, defence and associated services sector. Since 2000, EADS has enjoyed spectacular growth: in 10 years, revenues… Read more »
EADS Defence & Security (DS) has been ordered to equip three additional helicopters of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) with its obstacle warning system. This device, which is known as â€œHELLASâ€ (Helicopter Laser Radar), ensures the detection of obstacles that are virtually invisible for pilots, such as high-voltage power lines, thus enabling missions to… Read more »
Ten years after the companyâ€™s debut on the stock exchanges in France, Germany and Spain, the EADS Internet platform www.eads.com has been given a new layout, new functions and a new navigation. The redesign has made possible three important improvements. The connection among the various websites in the Group has been strengthened, the navigation is… Read more »
Bruno Gallard has been appointed EADS Brasilâ€™s Executive Director, replacing Eduardo Marson who has become Chairman of the EADS subsidiaryâ€™s Board of Directors. Mr. Marson will remain President of Helibras – HelicÃ³pteros do Brasi SA – a position he has held since last June.
EADS Defence & Security (DS) will equip the Slovenian police forceâ€™s helicopter squadron with the globally unique HELLAS (Helicopter Laser Radar) obstacle warning system, which enables helicopter missions to be carried out even when visibility is extremely poor.
During the official visit of the French President to Kazakhstan, EADS and Eurocopter signed a cooperation agreement with the sovereign wealth fund SAMRUK-KAZYNA to create a public-private joint venture in Kazakhstan in order to develop helicopter activities.
EADS North America and the U.S. Army successfully loaded four U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) and one additional company-owned EC145 helicopter onto a U.S. Air Force C-17, validating the transportability of the LUH.