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  • Airbus Group, Safran Form Space Launcher JV; Tom Enders Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Group, Safran Form Space Launcher JV; Tom Enders Comments

    Airbus Group and Safran have inked a memorandum of understanding to develop new space launchers for commercial and government customers through a 50-50 joint venture. Safran will combine its propulsion technologies with Airbus’ launcher systems under the joint venture, Airbus said Monday. The agreement builds on an industrial initiative led by the European Space Agency […] More

  • Airbus, Finmeccanica JV Names Patrick de Castelbajac CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Finmeccanica JV Names Patrick de Castelbajac CEO

    Patrick de Castelbajac has been appointed CEO of French aviation firm ATR, a joint venture of Airbus Group and Finmeccanica‘s Alenia Aermacchi. Airbus said Monday the appointment follows the end of Filippo Bagnato’s four-year mandate as CEO in May. De Castelbajac has experience in both legal and aeronautical fields, previously working with MBDA before joining Baker & McKenzie as a lawyer. He […] More

  • Christian Cornille, Cedric Gautier, Rafael Tentor Appointed to Airbus Group Leadership Roles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Christian Cornille, Cedric Gautier, Rafael Tentor Appointed to Airbus Group Leadership Roles

    The Airbus Group has appointed three executives to leadership positions in the conglomerate’s helicopters and defense and space divisions, as well as the Aerolia subsidiary. Christian Cornille will serve as executive vice president of industry for the Airbus Helicopters division and Cedric Gautier will succeed Cornille as CEO of Aerolia, Airbus announced Tuesday. Rafael Tentor has […] More

  • Airbus Group, EOS Jointly Develop Aircraft Production Tech Benchmark; Jon Meyer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Group, EOS Jointly Develop Aircraft Production Tech Benchmark; Jon Meyer Comments

    Airbus Group Innovations and EOS have partnered to assess and compare environmental lifecycles of two aircraft production technologies. The team applied the rapid investment casting and direct metal laser sintering processes to an Airbus A320 nacelle hinge bracket for overall lifecycle benchmarking, EOS said Tuesday. Jon Meyer, additive layer manufacturing research team lead at EOS, […] More

  • Airbus To Open New Headquarters in France; Tom Enders Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus To Open New Headquarters in France; Tom Enders Comments

    Airbus Group has started construction of a new office campus in five hectares of land next to the Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France. The new campus will house the company’s headquarters, a building for support and shared services, a security control room, a canteen, fitness center, concierge and welfare services, the company announced Tuesday. The […] More

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