Airbus – Defence and Space

“Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich” satellite successfully lifted off into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

The Airbus-built European ocean satellite "Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich" has successfully begun its “Seeing-the-Seas” mission. On 21 November 2020 the…

Airbus and Germany submit Eurofighter offer to Switzerland

Airbus and the Federal Republic of Germany submitted their official offer to the Swiss Federal Office of Armaments armasuisse for…

Airbus signs contract for 38 Eurofighters with Germany

Airbus has signed a contract to deliver 38 new Eurofighter aircraft to the German Air Force. This makes Germany the…

Airbus adapts business to coronavirus pandemic environment

This morning, Airbus reported consolidated financial results for the 9 months ended 30 September. Net commercial aircraft orders totalled 300…

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Contract awarded following several successful trials over the past years for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services with RPAS Successful partnership between…

[Belgian Air Component] Airbus A400M CT-01 arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing

A400M CT01 Arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Melsbroek Air Base. October 9th 2020, the…

First Airbus C295 aircraft arrives in Canada

The first Airbus C295 aircraft, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search…

Airbus transforms A330s into Multi Role Tanker Transports through an optimised conversion process

Having earned its reputation as the new-generation aerial tanker of choice for military services worldwide, Airbus’ A330 Multi Role Tanker…

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the number of coronavirus patients mounting around the world, Airbus-built military transport aircraft are increasingly used for civil medical…

Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts

Airbus has achieved the first-ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conducted…

Japan Coast Guard orders two more Airbus H225 helicopters

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on…

Air-to-air refuelling broadens the Airbus C295 tactical airlifter’s operational versatility

The new capability for Airbus’ C295 to serve as an aerial tanker brings additional flexibility for this tactical airlifter, further…

Irish Department of Defence orders two Airbus C295 aircraft

Ireland’s Department of Defence has announced the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration. With…

Czech Air Force orders two additional Airbus C295 aircraft

The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional Airbus C295 medium airlifters. The aircraft,…

First Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus C295 makes maiden flight

The first Airbus C295, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search…

[Paris Airshow] “Meet & Greet with Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Crew”

Authors and Photo Credits Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet  A look back at the Paris Airshow held on June 2019. We had…

Lockheed Martin and Airbus reaffirm tanker partnership at 2019 Paris Air Show

With an agreement in place to explore U.S. military tanking opportunities, Airbus and Lockheed Martin senior executive leaders met for…

Airbus welcomes Franco-German decision to get Spain as partner in Future Combat Air System programme

At the 2019 Paris Air Show, the Governments of France and Germany officially welcomed Spain as a partner nation in…

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