Airbus Defence & Space

Simon Jacques
Tel: (613) 230-3902
| Fax: (613) 230-1442

360 Albert Street, Suite 530
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X7

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The Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and defence-related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed around 136,600 people including approximately 2,000 Canadians.

The three divisions of the Airbus Group are: Airbus, the leading global manufacturer of passenger and freighter aircraft. Its passenger jetliners range in size from the 100-seat to over 600-seat with the double-deck A380; Airbus Defence and Space, the number one defence and space enterprise in Europe and the second largest space business worldwide; and Airbus Helicopters, the number one helicopter manufacturer in the world.

Airbus Defence and Space employed more 
than 38,000 people and generated revenues 
of over € 13 billion in 2015. It is comprised 
of three business lines – Military Aircraft, 
Space Systems, and Communication, 
Intelligence & Security (CIS).

Military Aircraft
designs, develops, builds, delivers and supports fixed-wing military aircraft used for combat, search and rescue, transport, ISR and air-to-air refueling amongst other missions. It is a single point of contact for aircraft and ISS. Military Aircraft is a world leader in search and rescue aircraft including the multi-mission capable C295 which is being offered to meet the requirements of Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. The C295 combines a mission-proven, versatile, and robust platform; a flexible mission system that integrates state-of-the-art sensors and data processing; and world-class logistics support. The C295 incor­porates very high Canadian direct content and has the lowest life-cycle cost of any aircraft in its category. More than 165 C295s have been acquired by 23 countries. Other aircraft in the Military Aircraft’s portfolio include the Eurofighter, the A400M heavy lift transport; the A330 multirole transport and tanker; and unmanned aerial systems.

Space Systems is the second largest space company in the world and an industry leader in the commercial, civil and defence space sectors. Its capabilities include satellites, payloads and instruments, and ground segment systems. Space Systems provides satellite systems and solutions for Earth observation and surveillance, navigation, meteorology and science satellites; and communications satellites for military, mobile, fixed and broadcast applications.

Communications, Intelligence & Security (CIS) is a global leading provider of (1) optical and radar satellite imagery, services and solutions, acquired by a unique constellation of Earth observation satellites built by Airbus Defence and Space; (2) C4ISR systems and related solutions; and (3) CyberSecurity consulting services, monitoring and managed services, and the Stormshield family of products for network and data security. CIS customers are in the government (defence, security, public safety, critical infrastructure), and commercial (transportation, energy, mining, agriculture, manufacturing) sectors.