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  • Astrium Wins $266M to Help European Space Agency Operate ISS; Bart Reijnen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Astrium Wins $266M to Help European Space Agency Operate ISS; Bart Reijnen Comments

    Astrium has won a $266 million contract to help the European Space Agency run and exploit the International Space Station's European components in an effort to enhance functions of ESA's space laboratory. The contract covers a $60 million spare parts purchase and Astrium will work to develop services for maintaining the European Columbus space laboratory, […] More

  • Astrium to Distribute Inmarsat's Global Broadband Service; Rupert Pearce Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Astrium to Distribute Inmarsat’s Global Broadband Service; Rupert Pearce Comments

    Inmarsat and EADS‘ Astrium subsidiary have partnered to deliver broadband services to Astrium’s worldwide market base. Astrium Services will provide Inmarsat’s Global Xpress broadband network to maritime, defense and government segments in Europe under a strategic distribution partnership deal, the companies said Thursday. Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO, said the partnership extends and deepens his company’s existing […] More

  • EADS Subsidiary's Broadband Satellite Set for Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS Subsidiary’s Broadband Satellite Set for Launch

    A broadcast and broadband service satellite built by EADS subsidiary Astrium was scheduled to launch into space on Sept. 29. The ASTRA 2E satellite is the seventh Eurostar spacecraft designed and developed by Astrium and was set to fly aboard an International Launch Services Proton vehicle from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome,  EADS said Sep. 27. Once in space, the satellite […] More

  • EADS CEO Sean O'Keefe Outlines New Helicopter Costs in Air Force Letter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS CEO Sean O’Keefe Outlines New Helicopter Costs in Air Force Letter

    EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe has recommended to acting Air Force secretary Eric Fanning in a letter that the branch acquire the company’s UH-72 Lakota helicopter instead of modifying its Huey fleet, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes O’Keefe told Fanning the move could relieve the service from the expenses needed for the Hueys’ logistics, supply […] More

  • EADS Division Launches Outreach Programs; Guillaume Faury Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS Division Launches Outreach Programs; Guillaume Faury Comments

    A non-profit entity of an EADS division is working with two French non-government institutions for outreach programs that aim to utilize resources in the aeronautics sector. The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation will help Acting for Life start this month a three-year initiative that aims to curb poverty and promote economic growth in a Mexican mountain range, […] More

  • Incoming BAE Chair Sir Roger Carr Previews Business Plans - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Incoming BAE Chair Sir Roger Carr Previews Business Plans

    BAE Systems Chairman Sir Roger Carr intends to focus on building up BAE as an independent company when he joins, Dow Jones Business News reported Wednesday. Marietta Cauchi writes Carr announced his plans for the company a few hours after he was officially appointed to succeed Dick Olver, who will step down in the first quarter […] More

  • Sebastien Remy to Lead EADS Global Research Centers; Jean Botti Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sebastien Remy to Lead EADS Global Research Centers; Jean Botti Comments

    Sebastien Remy, founder of Airbus’ alternative fuels advisory group, has been appointed to lead the innovation works office for Airbus parent company EADS starting June 1. He will manage more than 800 workers based at international research centers and will report to Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti, EADS said Tuesday. “Sebastien's key mission will be […] More

  • EADS Business Wins China Power Utility Helicopter Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS Business Wins China Power Utility Helicopter Order

    An EADS business has won an order from a China-based electricity provider for three helicopters intended to support power grid work and emergency rescue operations in the country. State Grid General Aviation Co., a subsidiary of State Grid Corp. of China, intends for the deal to grow a multiyear aircraft supply and services agreement with EADS’ […] More

  • IBM, Airbus Launch Airline Big Data Partnership; Timothy Wholey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM, Airbus Launch Airline Big Data Partnership; Timothy Wholey Comments

    IBM and Airbus are partnering to help airlines use information technology services as they manage aircraft and customer service. The partnership aims to help operators use big data and combine Airbus’ aircraft manufacturing experience with IBM’s knowledge in analytics and big data, Airbus parent EADS said Tuesday. Initially, IBM and Airbus integrate and further develop […] More

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    BAE to Test Typhoon Fighter Jet Goggles

    BAE Systems has started to test night vision goggles for the Typhoon fighter jet, built by a consortium of companies including BAE and EADS. The tests at BAE’s Warton, U.K. facility are intended to evaluate the FENN NG2000Ti goggles‘ ability to give pilots X-ray vision at night, BAE said Thursday. According to the company, the goggles […] More

  • Denis Ranque Confirmed as EADS Chairman - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Denis Ranque Confirmed as EADS Chairman

    Denis Ranque, former chief executive of Thales Group, has been formally elected as chairman of the EADS board of directors and Tom Enders was re-appointed CEO of the aerospace and defense conglomerate. The board also appointed new members to the company's audit and remuneration committees four months after the group announced a restructuring of its […] More

  • Report: Denis Ranque Nominated EADS Chair - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Denis Ranque Nominated EADS Chair

    Denis Ranque, former chief executive of Thales Group, has been nominated to chair the EADS board of directors as the company is implementing a new ownership structure, Reuters reports. If approved, Ranque will succeed Arnaud Lagardere, head of a French media group that is planning to sell its stake in the aerospace and defense conglomerate. […] More

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