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27 August 2015
27. August 2015 Company

Airbus Group strongly represented at MSPO


Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Airbus Group and its Divisions will showcase their portfolio of advanced helicopter, defence and security products at the 23rd MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, which runs 1-4 September in Kielce, Poland. The Group will have a major presence incorporating a static display for real helicopters, a hospitality area, meeting rooms and a large stand to display equipment and welcome government delegations.

Airbus Helicopters’ static display will present the H225M Caracal which was pre-selected by the Polish government and that passed operational tests with the Polish army earlier this year. The H225M has been deployed on multiple challenging theatres of operations and has proven its capabilities on the market as a heavy, single platform. It is a modern and combat proven helicopter able to perform the widest range of missions from tactical transport and special operations to combat search & rescue and maritime patrol.

Alongside the H225M will be Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role attack helicopter, the Tiger HAD. It is designed to perform armed reconnaissance, air or ground escort, air-to-air combat, ground firing support, destruction and anti-tank warfare, day or night and in adverse conditions. The Tiger attack helicopter has proven its capabilities during operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Libya and Mali. The enhanced Tiger HAD variant provides air-to-ground missile capability, improved target acquisition and ballistic protection, 14 percent more power, an evolved electronic warfare suite, and the latest interrogation systems.

And to complete the display there will be a mock-up of the H145M. The H145M is an economical and versatile military helicopter covering the entire spectrum of military missions, from light utility to light attack and twin engine training. The H145 family offers reliability and low operating costs and is especially the reference for law enforcement organizations and military services – including the U.S. Army, with its UH-72A Lakota version.

Airbus Defence and Space will underline its intelligence capabilities by showing the Atlante Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and the AstroBus-S Earth observation satellite. Military aircraft solutions shown at the stand include the market leading A330 MRTT, the new generation tanker transport solution, the C295, the versatile platform for transport and ISR missions, and the PZL-130 Orlik, the multi-purpose basic trainer.

Visit Airbus Group at MSPO at the Airbus Group Stand in Hall F - Booth F3. The Airbus Helicopters static display is located in row ZF-6.

About Airbus Group

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2014, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 60.7 billion and employed a workforce of around 138,600.

Airbus Group in Poland

Airbus Group has been a contributing partner in the Polish aerospace industry for almost two decades. Key activities include aircraft production, aerostructure manufacture, component and electrical system manufacture, pilot and ground personnel training, fleet management, MRO services as well as space and satellite technology research. As of today, more than ten Polish companies are involved in the direct Airbus supply chain, along with multiple indirect suppliers, while other key functions are provided with guidance and active support.

With 56 helicopters operating in Poland, Airbus Helicopters is currently the country’s market leader among western rotorcraft manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters has delivered 23 H135 helicopters and one FTD simulator to the Polish Ministry of Health, which are currently operated at the premises of Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) in Warsaw. Four additional H135 helicopters were ordered in August 2015 and will be delivered before the end of the year.

PZL Warszawa Okęcie – a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space – produces the basic trainer PZL-130 Orlik, as well as structures, components and assemblies for C295, CN235 and A400M, A320s and A330s. Airbus Defence and Space in Warsaw is home to a maintenance centre providing services to the Polish fleet of C295s (Poland currently operates 16 such aircraft) as well as a design office.

Airbus Defence and Space operates a fleet of 49 aircraft located in Mielec, performing a variety of tasks, including surveillance, firefighting, humanitarian assistance and pilot training. Astri Polska, the joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, carries out research and development activities in satellite and space technologies.

In 2006, Airbus signed a strategic research framework agreement with Technology Partners, a foundation representing the major Polish research organisations. In May 2011, the agreement with the Technology Partners Foundation with Airbus was extended to cover research programmes for the entire Airbus Group. Since April 2007, Airbus has performed over 20 Research and Technology projects with the Technology Partners Foundation.
The projects have been focused on cutting-edge materials developments in environmentally friendly surface treatments and nano-modified electrically conductive composite materials.

Airbus together with Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space are strongly encouraging their Polish research and industrial partners to join them in the forthcoming CleanSky2 programmes.

In October 2014, Airbus Group signed the Letter of Intent with the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) on several advanced joint R&D programmes between Polish entities and the Airbus Group CTO.
The bilateral Steering Committee stemming from the LoI is fully operational, with first pilot programmes in aerospace R&D domain well defined and being jointly developed.

For more information on Airbus Group in Poland visit our website at



Airbus Helicopters
Stéphane Chery

+33 4 42 85 60 51

Airbus Defence & Space
Florian Taitsch

+49 89 3179 4644

Airbus Group                        Thorsten Möllmann

+33 6 14 74 83 41

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