European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. NV manufactures commercial aircraft, civil helicopters, commercial space launch vehicles, missiles, military aircraft, satellites, defence systems, and defence electronics, and services related to these activities. Divisions The company operates in five divisions: Airbus, Airbus Military, Astrium, Eurocopter, and Defence and Security. AIRBUS This segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of commercial jet aircraft of approximately 100 seats and the development and manufacturing of aircraft for military use. Customers: This segment’s major customers include CASGC, DAE Capital, AWAS, Etihad, TAM, Gulf Air, Air One, Vietnam Airlines, CIT, and Asiana. Competition: This segment’s competitors include Airbus and Boeing. Airbus also competes in the corporate, VIP business jet market with the ACJ, an A319-based Corporate Jetliner, and the A318 Elite. AIRBUS MILITARY Airbus Military produces and sells special mission aircraft, which are derived from existing aircraft platforms and are dedicated to specialized military and security tasks such as in-flight refueling capabilities, maritime surveillance and antisubmarine warfare. Airbus Military also manufactures and sells medium and light military transport aircraft and is responsible for the European heavy military transport A400M project. Products and Services Special Mission Aircraft Strategic Tanker Aircraft — A330 MRTT: The A330 MRTT, a derivative of the successful Airbus A330/A340 family, is the air-to-air refuelling aircraft. Airbus Military has contracts for the A330 MRTT with the governments of Australia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have ordered five, three and three aircraft, respectively. Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Airbus Military provides different solutions ranging from maritime surveillance to anti-submarine warfare missions through aircraft based on the C-212, CN-235, C-295 or P-3 Orion platforms. Military Transport Aircraft Airbus A400M: The A400M is designed to meet the aircraft requirements of seven European nations seeking to replace their ageing C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transall fleets. CN-235 — Medium Military Transport: The CN-235-300 is capable of transporting a payload of up to 6,000 kg, accommodating 36 paratroopers, 18 stretchers plus three medical attendants, four of the used types of freight pallets, or oversized loads, such as aircraft engines or helicopter blades. C-295 — Medium Military Transport: The C-295 is equipped with integrated avionics incorporating digital cockpit displays and a flight management system, enabling tactical navigation, planning and the integration of signals from several sensors. In 2008, Airbus Military signed a contract with Botswana for the supply of one CN-235 aircraft and with the U.S. Company L3 for two. Competition: This segment’s competitors include the C-27J Spartan, manufactured by the joint venture LMATTS (Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport System), and the An-32, manufactured by Antonov. It also competes with the M-28, manufactured by Polskie Zaklady Lotnice, Mielec and the Do-228 manufactured by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited). EUROCOPTER This segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of civil and military helicopters and provision of maintenance services. Eurocopter offers a range of helicopters that covers civil and military market spectrum, which it updates continuously with leading-edge technologies. This product range includes light single-engine, light twin-engine, medium and medium-heavy helicopters, and is based on a series of new-generation platforms designed to be adaptable to both military and civil applications. Customers: Eurocopter’s principal military clients are European Ministries of Defence (MoDs), as well as MoDs in Asia and the U.S. Competition: Eurocopter’s main competitors in this segment are Agusta- Westland in Europe, and in the United States Bell Helicopter (a division of Textron Inc.), Boeing and Sikorsky. Eurocopter’s main worldwide civil competitors are Bell Helicopter, Agusta-Westland and Sikorsky. DEFENCE AND SECUR
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