The industry group EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) is the leading advocacy group in Europe and the second in the world. EADS was created on July 10th, 2000 following the merger of the German DASA and the French Aerospatiale-Matra.
EADS may be a young industry group that has set foot in the aviation sector. However, if one takes into account the companies from which it originates, its origin dates back to the earlier days of aviation in Europe. The creation of EADS fulfils the European desire of having a large aviation group of international size to compete with larger companies such as Boeing.
The long-term strategy of EADS involves striking a balance between its various activities and building the resilience of the group. 63% of the group's turnover is through Commercial Aviation. One of the main objectives of EADS is to strike a balance between commercial aviation and other group activities by increasing the shares of the latter.
Since its inception on July 10th 2000, many events have marked the history of EADS. The official launch of the A380 super jumbo was on December 19th 2000 and on July 12th 2001; the Airbus SAS was formally established.
December 18th 2001 marked the signing of the contract to supply the A300M with eight European countries and on December 19th of the same year, the MBDA was created. The MBDA is a group that belongs to the aerospace and defense, a joint subsidiary of EADS, BAE Systems and Finmeccanica.
The first factory made Tiger combat helicopter series was launched on 22nd March 2002. On May 26th, the following year, the acquisition by EADS Astrium was completed.
There are many other similar landmarks that have been detailed in the following document.
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[...] • May launch of the A400M program by EADS. • 1 July 2003, created the new division of EADS Defence & Security. • December presentation of the first strategic tanker aircraft of new generation in the world by EADS. • February launch of Ariane 5 ECA rocket. • April the first flight of the Airbus A380. • December launch of the A350 XMW • July application of a new governance structure of EADS, Louis Welsh took over sole executive management. [...]
[...] The United States and Asia are two areas that EADS wants to focus in its search for internationalization. Furthermore the strategy of immediate group, in 2009, also took into account the ecology with the aim to develop new products that are eco-efficient. - Strengths, weaknesses EADS is an international industrial group in a good position in the market for commercial aviation, where Airbus is the leader in the field of helicopters, or Eurocopter is the world leader in the field of space programs in which EADS Astrium is the European leader. [...]
[...] In 2008, EADS strategy had already produced results, the group managed to increase its profitability and its effectiveness beyond the objectives. The A380 has planned for 12 more this year these have been delivered on time and all the LUH helicopters ordered by the U.S. Army were delivered ahead of schedule. EADS has also continued its international expansion by acquiring Plant CML in United States, by setting up a new assembly line in China in partnership with Northrop Grumman and winning the tender for the supply of tanker aircraft to the U.S. Army. [...]
[...] In the Middle East, which represents of group turnover this geographical area is an important market for EADS, where the group is present in several areas such as border surveillance and tanker aircraft. Also in the field of commercial aviation, most large companies have chosen Airbus to develop and modernize their fleets. End in the world accounting for of sales of EADS, the group has had many successes in areas including commercial growth. South America represents many opportunities for EADS and South Africa in turn is part of the project countries of the A400M. [...]
[...] in millions EUR The products of EADS The industrial group EADS has a wide range of products. EADS has five main activities: • Airbus, the world leader in the field of commercial aircraft, it is also in the activities of tanker aircraft and military transport aircraft. • Largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter in the world. • EADS Astrium, Europe's leading space programs such as Ariane to Galileo. • Division of EADS Defence & Security meanwhile provides complete solutions for system and is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium. [...]
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