Airbus Group – Shaping the Future of Aeronautics and Space
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. It comprises Airbus as a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative commercial aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space as the defence and space leader in Europe, providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services, and Airbus Helicopters which offers the world’s widest range of civil and military helicopters. Airbus Group is a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA and a 50% partner in turboprop aircraft maker ATR.
Airbus Group strives to expand its key programmes to support further profitable growth. To gain access to new markets and resources, the Group is expanding its international footprint but remains strongly committed to its home countries within Europe.
Airbus Group – known as EADS until 1 January, 2014 – was created in 2000 through the merger of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG in Germany, Aérospatiale Matra in France, and CASA in Spain. The Group is today’s best practical example of a truly successful European industrial company. With cumulative orders worth over € 1,300 billion since 2000, the Group’s order book at the end of 2014 was worth € 857.5 billion. In 2014, Airbus Group had revenues of € 60.7 billion, more than double the € 24.2 billion generated in 2000.
Denis Ranque has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2 April, 2013.
Tom Enders has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 1 June, 2012.