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2020 would have normally been a busy airshow year. We were looking forward to updating you on the many new developments and business highlights across our industry at various trade shows such as the ILA Berlin Air Show in Berlin, Eurosatory in Paris and the Farnborough International Air Show near London. As of today, the significant meeting, travel and event restrictions have made physically hosting these shows impossible. In order to adapt to these changes, we will reach out to you digitally instead. 

 

It is our aim to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. This means that we are constantly looking at how to implement new, meaningful ways of working while ensuring the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners. It also means that in times of physical distancing we will be using less conventional ways of engaging and communicating with you. Therefore, over the coming weeks during which the above mentioned trade shows would have taken place, we will be offering new insights about our continued business activities across a variety of channels. Now and in future, aerospace is key for connecting, protecting and supporting society worldwide. New research, challenges and technologies continue to shape our industry and we want to get you up to speed with everything that is relevant in defence, security and space.

Over the coming days and under the hashtags #defencematters, #securitymatters and #spacematters, we will provide you with news stories, features, videos, infographics and podcasts across Airbus social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Be sure to revisit this landing page frequently to find the latest publications in addition to announcements and special features such as Airbus-hosted virtual panel discussions. 

 


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Orion

Building Orion’s European Service Module 

When NASA’s Orion crewed spacecraft sets course for an historic return to the Moon by 2024, it will rely on unique Airbus technology for a range of essential functions – from the supply of air and water to propulsion, power and thermal control. This technology is brought together in the European Service Module (ESM), built by Airbus for ESA.

Learn how it comes together in our new series of videos below.

Building Orion’s European Service Module: Design      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Engineering      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Assembly and integration      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Propulsion      

Airbus wins ESA contract to construct third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is worth around €250 million.

Learn more on the third European Service Module ESM through these videos below!

Orion European Service Module 3      
Orion European Service Module 3 - B roll      

Aeolus

Podcast #Aeolus

Daily weather forecast – brought by Aeolus

Find out how Airbus’ wind-sensing satellite Aeolus supports meteorologists where aircraft can’t in Corona times.

The recent drop in commercial flights has also affected measurements for weather forecasting. But thanks to an Airbus-built satellite launched two years ago for our ESA customer, meteorologists are still able to give reliable forecasts. In our latest podcast interview, Philippe Pham, who leads Airbus’ space activities for Earth observation, navigation and science satellites, explains how Aeolus helps them achieve it.

 #Aeolus is the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. For more information on the topic click here!

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Airbus’ Aeolus satellite supports weather forecasting amid COVID-19

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Airbus wins ESA contract to construct third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

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#defencematters

A400M Customer Testimonials

Royal Malaysian Air Force interview

Royal Malaysian Air Force interview on A400M capabilities    
 
A400M 02 June 2020

Royal Malaysian Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

Royal Malaysian Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

Airbus’ A400M is flourishing as a key logistical asset for the Royal Malaysian Air Force, bringing next-generation technology to a broad range of missions since the first delivery in 2015. 

The Royal Malaysian Air Force – which ordered four A400Ms – primarily uses the four-engine aircraft to transport passengers and cargo (particularly heavy cargo), while air-to-air refuelling trials have underscored the potential for new mission applications. Read full interview here

Spanish Air Force interview

Spanish Air Force interview on A400M capabilities    
 
A400M 02 June 2020

Spanish Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

Spanish Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

As more and more Airbus A400Ms join the Spanish Air Force’s fleet of aircraft, this military service is working to expand the capabilities of its next-generation airlifter while further increasing mission diversity.

The A400M is a “big jump” for the military service according to Colonel Melecio Hernández, Commander, Wing 31 of the Spanish Air Force. “It means that we will be able to reach farther destinations; provide support to our air force, our deployments and the rest of the air forces; and we will better serve our nation in our international commitments,” he explained. Read full interview here

French Air Force interview

French Air Force interview on A400M capabilities    
 
Military Aircraft 02 June 2020

French Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

French Air Force interview on A400M capabilities

The French Air Force became the first customer to receive Airbus’ A400M in 2013. Since then, the four-engine aircraft has taken a leading role in this military service’s counterterrorism and humanitarian efforts, among other high-profile missions. According to Benoît Paillard, the French Air Force’s A400M Programme Manager, the next-generation airlifter’s introduction has revolutionised the way tactical transport aircraft are operated – both within France and on deployments outside the country. Read full interview here

Medevac

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Air Forces performing Medevac operations in the fight against covid-19    
 
Military Aircraft 21 April 2020

AIrbus Military Aircraft - Medevac

Air Forces performing Medevac operations in the fight against covid-19

With the number of coronavirus patients mounting around the world, Airbus-built military transport aircraft are increasingly used for civil medical evacuation (medevac) duties in time-critical airlift flights – with the company providing valuable support for their air force operators.

The Airbus-produced airplanes enlisted in such missions include its large A400M tactical/strategic airlifter and A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). Click here to learn more!


H145M

H145M - the flying command post

The H145M is a true multi-role helicopter. In addition to tactical air transport of six fully equipped special-forces commandos, this light twin-engine helicopter can be deployed for fire support, armed reconnaissance, evacuation of wounded or for hostage rescue. But attention is shifting to an ever greater extent to its use as a flying command post. In close cooperation with industrial partners, Airbus Helicopters is working to further expand the command, control, communications, computer, collaboration and intelligence (C5I) capabilities of the H145M. Click here to learn more!


Eurofighter

Podcast #Eurofighter

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly a Eurofighter? Then check out this podcast interview.

Meet Marco Gumbrecht, former Eurofighter Typhoon fighter pilot at the German Air Force. He has flown the jet for many years and had a remarkable career in aviation so far. It has taken him from the German Air Force to Airbus Defence and Space, where he is the Head of Future Business Eurofighter and Military Relations in Combat Aircraft Systems.

In this podcast interview, Marco will give you an operational insight view into the Eurofighter and how he sees the future of the Eurofighter Typhoon. 

#Eurofighter more thrilling than Top Gun  

80 aircraft – including 24 Eurofighters – took part in the world’s most important air combat training exercise: Red Flag. Read here full story and learn how it all came together!


Latest News

A400M customer profile: Spanish Air Force

A400M customer profile: French Air Force

H145M - the flying command post

More thrilling than Top Gun

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Future Combat Air System: Airbus and Fraunhofer FKIE create expert panel on the responsible use of new technologies

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Video gallery

Spanish Air Force interview on A400M capabilities      
French Air Force interview on A400M capabilities      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Design      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Engineering      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Assembly and integration      
Building Orion’s European Service Module: Propulsion      
Airbus Defence and Space      
AIrbus Military Aircraft - Medevac      
Aeolus      
Orion European Service Module 3      
Orion European Service Module 3 - B roll      

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