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March 27, 2015 6:40 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Company Overview

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH designs, manufactures, and delivers transport and surveillance aircraft, multi-role/wing-role combat aircraft, unmanned aircraft, and military trainer aircraft. It also offers customer support, training and operations support, maintenance, aircraft modifications, aircraft finishing, and in-service support services; technical publications, customer technical assistance and field representatives, service engineering, data integration and configuration management, and supportability services; advanced IS/IT services, products, integration, development, and consultancy to help customers improve their operational performance; and LSMS, an integrated information syste...

Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 1

Ottobrunn,  85521

Germany

Phone:

49 89 607 0

Fax:

49 89 607 26481

Key Executives for Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 61
Head of The A400m Programme
Age: 57
Head of Military Aircraft Business Unit
Vice President of Personnel, Marketing and Employment Platforms
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH Key Developments

Airbus Defence and Space Releases a New Remote User Account Management Functionality for its XChange Communications Management Platform

Airbus Defence and Space has released a new remote user account management functionality for its XChange communications management platform. Introduced with the new XChange software version 3.2 (released on 17 March), this new functionality will significantly reduce time spent on board ships for management of crew accounts by providing a new and smart access to user accounts from shore via synchronization of short databases on shore and on board. Using the new offline management functionality introduced in XChange version 3.2, any changes made to crew accounts shore-side are automatically synchronised with a vessel's on board user accounts database. The system provides full control of crew communications account management to a land-based Fleet Manager, so daily tasks such as creation or modification of groups, accounts and crew credit can be handled by the shore office. The system autonomously applies these changes, synchronising with the XChange server on board over the satellite network. The XChange communications management platform has been designed to offer shipping companies a single, integrated service delivery platform, which provides reliable connectivity to all satellite networks (VSAT and MSS) for high quality voice, VoIP, and data while cutting operational costs. XChange is the ideal platform to manage crew communications, especially considering the extended remote management functionality introduced with version 3.2, which meets the need to reduce costs and time spent on crew welfare management as facilities on board improve and become more complex, due to the greater availability of broadband connectivity at sea.

UK Ministry of Defence Selects Airbus Defense and Space to Provide Satellite Airtime for Tracking Assets

The UK Ministry of Defence has selected Airbus Defence and Space to provide satellite airtime for air and ground tracking of ground assets and helicopters on a worldwide basis. The contract is for the provision of Iridium Short Burst Data and Iridium Rudics Data Minutes for the MOD's established Asset Tracking System (ATS), Helicopter ATS (HeATS) and Ground ATS. The UK ATS meets Operational Command situational awareness requirements by providing the location of tracked ground and air assets in near real-time.

Thales and Airbus Defence and Space to Build New Signals Intelligence System

Defence Procurement Agency has selected Thales and Airbus Defence and Space as co-prime contractors for the design and making of France's space-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) system whose entry into service is scheduled for 2020. Under the contract, which covers the whole space segment, user ground segment and thorough life support, Thales will be responsible for the system's payload onboard the satellites and the user ground segment, which is charge of programming the satellites and data processing. Airbus Defence and Space will be responsible for the space segment, comprising the three satellites that will integrate the SIGINT payloads. Franco-Italian joint venture Thales Alenia Space will supply the platform as subcontractor to Airbus Defence and Space.

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