Spain-based Airbus Military is in charge of all EADS military transport aircraft, ranging from the small CN-235 and C-295 transport aircraft, to the multi role tanker transport (MRTT) based on the Airbus A330, and the A400M.
The integration will allow the military programmes` organisation and management to be more efficient, Airbus says in a statement issued this morning.
“A better allocation of industrial and engineering resources will be one of the crucial benefits of this integration,” the statement adds. Operational synergies at development and industrial level for both civil and military transport aircraft will be fully explored, while at the same time safeguarding and leveraging Airbus Military`s specific capabilities.
“Building civil and military aircraft under one roof supports our Airbus` Vision 2020 to be a top-performing enterprise. The integration strengthens our military business by providing the right capabilities and structures to address the programme challenges ahead, particularly those of the A400M,” says Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders.
Domingo Ureña, Head of Airbus Military, adds “I am fully committed to get the A400M back on track again. Because of its unique capabilities the aircraft will set standards in military transport in the 21st century and become a success.