Airbus Defence and Space (Past Sponsor)
Airbus is Europe’s largest aerospace company and one of the Top 10 defence companies worldwide. The 33.000 employees of the Defence and Space division headed by CEO Dirk Hoke achieve revenues of around €11 bn per year with a world-class portfolio covering military aircraft, space solutions and related products as well as services for intelligence and security.
The company’s track record of more than 1,500 fixed-wing aircraft deliveries proves its outstanding expertise in the fields of Tanker, Transport, ISR and Combat aircraft and stands for the excellence demonstrated in multiple combat and support missions. Airbus also offers maintenance and repair services, the transfer of competencies and the training of personnel. We also provide some of the most advanced unmanned systems and services on the market and the capability to provide unmanned systems operations as a service.
In the space domain, Airbus has set a benchmark for innovation and reliability for Earth Observation, Telecommunications and Scientific Space Systems and boasts a remarkable grand total of 170 satellites launched. Our customers’ high satisfaction with our satellites has led us into the top group of space companies worldwide.
Customers around the world also rely on our solutions to collect, distribute and protect both raw data and intelligence, such as secure command and control infrastructure. We provide the means for governments and institutions to preserve sovereignty, strengthen security and to tap into the limitless potential of space: High precision geodata, secure SATCOM bandwidth and the exploitation of sensitive critical data are supporting our customers to fulfil their missions, from the most simple to the most challenging.