Airbus Military now formedAirbus integrates MTAD as „Airbus Military“
Today, EADS’s former military transport aircraft division, MTAD becomes fully integrated into Airbus. As a new Airbus business unit, “Airbus Military” will be accountable for all military activities within Airbus.
The integration and “Day 1” of the new unit - celebrated in Seville/Spain today - follows an EADS Board decision of December 2008. Based in Spain Airbus Military is in charge of all EADS military transport aircraft, ranging from the small CN-235 and C-295 transport aircraft, to the world leading multi role tanker transport (MRTT) based on the Airbus A330, and the A400M. It also includes further military derivatives of Airbus civil aircraft. Airbus Military will continue to provide support and services to customers and operators.
Airbus Military will become an Airbus business unit with profit and loss responsibility and accountability. The scope of its activities ranges from aircraft and specific military systems development and integration, to industrialisation, marketing and sales.
A better allocation of industrial and engineering resources will be one of the crucial benefits of this integration. 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.