Airbus supports a fleet of over 1,200 military aircraft in service, utilised by some 110 military and institutional operators worldwide. The company is committed to achieving the highest level of safety performance and being recognised worldwide as a reference in military aviation safety, due to its accident and incident prevention activities and operations to protect people and other important assets.
The “No aircraft accident is ever acceptable” principle, established in commercial operation, is extended to the military aviation. Military Aircraft needs to improve the safety not only for regular transport missions, but also for specific military missions, such as air-to-air refuelling, aerial delivery, surveillance and research, low level flight, formation flight, etc.
To achieve this, Airbus takes the necessary initiatives to ensure safety in design, manufacturing, maintenance, operations, training and worldwide delivered services aimed to support military aircraft operations, extending its scope to specific military systems and operations. The company goes beyond the compliance required by regulations to continuously focus on safety enhancement in products, services and customer operations, making efforts to adapt its organisation, processes and tools to match evolving conditions.