Aero-notes n°46 EN

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WELCOME
 

to issue 46 of Aero-notes, the Airbus Investor Relations & Financial Communication's newsletter for individual investors.

It has been a busy few months here at Airbus since our last newsletter. We released our nine-month 2018 financials at the end of October.

The results announcement was followed shortly by our first ever web event for individual shareholders. The feedback has been very positive so we plan to continue to use this format in the future while taking into account some of the suggestions received.

Since the summer break, we have made significant progress in the management transition process. You can find all recent announcements in the next section of this newsletter.

In the Discover section of this edition we will be “Tackling the Sky” in new ways. You can read about:

  • Airbus’ vision on urban transport in the third dimension
  • the RACER prototype getting closer to becoming reality
  • the launch of the BepiColombo space probe to observe Mercury

As always, I thank you for your interest and hope you enjoy reading this edition of our newsletter.

Best wishes for a happy and successful 2019!

 
Kind Regards,

Julie Kitcher, 
Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communication
 
 
  AIRBUS SNAPSHOT
 
  Share price evolution (in %)
14.12.17 to 14.12.18
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Since the summer break, we have made significant progress in the management transition process:

13 September: Christian Scherer appointed Airbus Chief Commercial Officer
 
08 October: Airbus Board of Directors selects Guillaume Faury as future Chief Executive Officer
 
21 November: Airbus selects Dominik Asam as future Chief Financial Officer
 
21 November: Airbus appoints Michael Schöllhorn as Chief Operating Officer
 
14 December: Airbus appoints Philippe Mhun Chief Programmes & Services Officer
 
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  BUSINESS UPDATE
 
  A220 – update on our new member of the family
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 The new member of our family, the A220 (formerly Bombardier C Series) is picking up speed. Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first Airbus A220 on 26 October 2018. Deliveries have totalled 12 since the takeover and rebranding of the program in July 2018.
In other news, an airBaltic A220 went on a world demonstration tour in November visiting five cities in four countries to showcase the aircraft’s unbeatable efficiency and comfort. Airlines and media in China, Thailand, Nepal and Turkey welcomed the demonstration of the aircraft’s outstanding characteristics, comfort, and performance. Read more on our website.
 
 
AIRBUS Aero-notes Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix
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 On top of the 4-axis autopilot, Helionix offers an innovative cockpit layout which helps to increase situational awareness. Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state.  
 
  Lockheed Martin and Airbus sign aerial refuelling Memorandum of Agreement
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 Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refuelling for US defence customers. The companies are taking a cooperative approach, with the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) at its heart, to examine a broad spectrum of opportunities. These may range from ways to support critical near-term air-refuelling needs, such as a fee-for-service structure to conceptualizing the tanker of the future.  
 
 
  EVENTS
 
 
Individual Shareholder Web Event 2018
 
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The Airbus Investor Relations & Financial Communication team was pleased to host the first Airbus online event for individual shareholders on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
Shareholders from more than 20 countries connected to watch and listen to Harald Wilhelm, Airbus Chief Financial Officer, and Julie Kitcher, Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communication, on stage. The feedback obtained through our post-event survey shows that the live Q&A session after the short interview was particularly appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the 18th Boursorama Investor Awards, 85,000 professional and individual investors cast their vote online to choose their preferred candidate in 23 categories. For the second consecutive year, Airbus won the Innovation prize in the category for companies listed in the CAC40. We would like to thank all of you who voted for Airbus. Innovation is part of Airbus’ DNA and we appreciate that you feel the same.
 
 Boursorama Investor Awards 2018 Innovation prize
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  Shareholder Calendar  
 
Airbus will release its next quarterly financial results on the following dates:
 
14 Feb 2019 – Full Year 2018
 
30 Apr 2019 – First Quarter 2019
 
31 Jul 2019 – Half Year 2019
 
30 Oct 2019 – Nine-Month 2019
 
The Annual General Meeting will take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.
 
 
 
  DISCOVER
Urban Air Mobility – the sky is yours
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With the establishment of its new Urban Air Mobility unit, Airbus aims to lay the foundations for more efficient and sustainable city travel. To co-create an entire industry from scratch, it will develop cutting-edge technical solutions, as well as engage a wide range of stakeholders to ensure maximum societal benefit.

Find out how it all comes together from air traffic management to infrastructure development, from demonstrators to pilot projects with Airbus’ vision of the future of flight.
AIRBUS Aero-notesRacer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone
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Airbus Helicopters is nearing the end of its development phase on a unique research aircraft, the RACER (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator. Key subsystems of the demonstrator were recently submitted to a preliminary design review. The final assembly of the RACER prototype is expected by the end of 2019.

For amazing insights you can also dive into the why and how in our feature story on RACER.
 Ariane 5 successfully launched: BepiColombo on its way to Mercury
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  After arrival in 2025, for the first time two space probes will simultaneously observe Mercury and its environment. Plans include using cameras to map the planet’s surface more precisely than ever before. Data collected from 16 scientific instruments will provide insights into the geological and chemical composition of the planet, along with its structure, the characteristics of its magnetic field and how it interacts with the solar wind.

You can download additional photos, videos, footage, infographics and interviews on our info page.
 
 
 
  RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY
 
 Block chain to empower charities
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The Heritage open source project developed by A³ by Airbus will allow non-profits and charitable organisations to accept donations in crypto currency. It is employed by the Airbus Foundation for the benefit of Humanitarian Challenge fundraising campaigns. By making Heritage an open source project, the Airbus Foundation will help countless charities introduce crypto currency and “smart contract” technologies into their fundraising operations.
AIRBUS Aero-notesHigh-flying Airbus technology comes down to Earth for use on ships
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The company’s own transport vessels will be equipped with automated towing kites from an Airbus start-up. The SeaWing automated kite, which employs parafoil technology to tow large commercial ships, was developed by a team of environmentally-engaged Airbus engineers. By using the kite to help propel large vessels, SeaWing is expected to provide a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy while also reducing emissions.
Clearing out space junk, one step at a time
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An experimental spacecraft built by the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) subsidiary of Airbus and deployed in June 2018 aims to demonstrate innovative debris-removal technologies during the coming months. The spacecraft, named RemoveDEBRIS, was released from the International Space Station and will carry out its Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments, or ADR, until February 2019.
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