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  • Airbus-OneWeb JV Opens Satellite Assembly Hub - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus-OneWeb JV Opens Satellite Assembly Hub

    A joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus' defense and space business has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, to support assembly and integration work on a constellation of 900 satellites designed to provide internet communications services. OneWeb Satellites will use the 49,000-square-foot production line to validate manufacturing methods for the low-Earth orbit satellites and help establish […] More

  • Airbus, Siemens to Collaborate on Aircraft Hybrid Propulsion System Dev't; Tom Enders, Joe Kaeser Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Siemens to Collaborate on Aircraft Hybrid Propulsion System Dev’t; Tom Enders, Joe Kaeser Comment

    Airbus Group and Siemens have forged an alliance to further develop hybrid electric propulsion systems in an effort to reduce passenger aircraft's noise and fuel consumption. The companies have established a team of approximately 200 employees to develop hybrid propulsion platforms and conduct technical demonstrations of such systems by 2020, Airbus said Thursday. “Electric and […] More

  • 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 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

  • Report: France Supporting Anne Lauvergeon For EADS Chair Post - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: France Supporting Anne Lauvergeon For EADS Chair Post

    France is increasing its support for Anne Lauvergeon, former head of nuclear power group Areva, as the potential new chairwoman of EADS, Reuters reports. An adviser to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told Reuters the government believes she is capable of acting as non-executive chairwoman of the aerospace giant. The French government, which will hold a […] More

  • Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier to Chair Foundation Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier to Chair Foundation Board

    The Airbus Corporate Foundation’s board of directors has appointed Fabrice Bregier, Airbus’ president and CEO, to succeed EADS CEO Tom Enders as chairman of the board. EADS said Enders has led the foundation since 2008 and will move to an honorary chairman post. The foundation aims to facilitate charitable activities across the world and engage […] More

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