February 23, 2017 6:53 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Airbus Group Inc.

Company Overview

Airbus Group Inc. develops and provides defense and homeland security, commercial aviation, helicopters, and telecommunications and service solutions. The company supplies helicopters to the coast guard; ocean sentry aircraft for coast guard maritime patrol and support missions; shipboard multimode acquisition radars for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship and the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter; and light utility helicopters. It also provides fixed wing aircraft; homeland security and communications; test equipment and services; defense, security, and public safety systems; avionics and controls, such as environmental, electronic, and pneumatic control systems for civil aircraft and...

2550 Wasser Terrace

Suite 9000

Herndon, VA 20171

United States

Founded in 1977





Key Executives for Airbus Group Inc.

Chief Executive
Age: 73
Senior Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions and Director
Age: 74
President and Chief Executive Officer of EADS North America Secure Networks
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Astrium
Age: 59
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Airbus Group Inc. Key Developments

Airbus Helicopters Signs Contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the Purchase of 30 H225M Caracal Multirole Utility Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait. During the visit, Airbus Helicopters representatives recognized the key role played by French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian who provided his continued support to the realization of this project, in line with the existing France-Kuwait strategic relationship. Kuwait's fleet of H225M Caracal will be used for a wide variety of missions such as combat search-and-rescue, naval operations, medical evacuation and military transportation. The helicopters will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. A combat-proven platform with exceptional payload, a world-class automatic flight control system and long endurance, the H225M Caracal has demonstrated its versatility and performance even in the harshest operational environments. The H225M Caracal is the latest evolution of the successful Super Puma /Cougar family of military helicopters, with more than 500 units delivered worldwide. Kuwait is the latest nation to join the community of Caracal users with 138 H225M Caracal having been ordered so far by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Kuwait.

Synergy Signs Agreement with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family Aircraft

Synergy Aerospace Corporation has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 62 A320neo family aircraft. These A320neo will be the base of the fleet renewal and network growth strategy for Avianca Brasil, and also marks over 1,000 Airbus aircraft sold in Latin America.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Selects the Airbus A350-1000 to Become New Aircraft in its Fleet

Virgin Atlantic Airways has selected the A350-1000, the member of the A350 Family, to become the latest aircraft in its fleet, operating from both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The airline is purchasing eight A350-1000s for deliveries commencing in 2019, and four new aircraft on long term leases from ALC from 2020, including a lease 'option' for a fifth aircraft. The A350-1000 was selected after intense and detailed evaluation of the current and future alternatives. The airline will benefit from technology and the latest cabin product innovations to satisfy the most exacting customer expectations. Airport operations and neighbouring communities will benefit from the use of an environmentally efficient aircraft with low pollution credentials and half the noise impact compared to rival aircraft. The aircraft will be deployed initially at London Heathrow to strengthen the trans-Atlantic network on existing business routes, and subsequently at Gatwick airport on leisure routes to the Caribbean, where Virgin Atlantic will provide three classes of customer service in the A350s distinctive Airbus 'Airspace' cabin with roomy overhead bins and the latest concepts for ambience, comfort, service and design.

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