Airbus defence & space

Airbus defence and space

Airbus defence & space is the developer and patent owner of the Vacuum Assisted Process® process.

Airbus defence & space is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, Airbus defence & space generated revenues of € 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 119,000.

The Group includes Airbus, the number one manufacturer of commercial airliners and military tanker and transport aircraft, plus the world’s largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and Airbus defence & space Astrium, the European leader in the space sector with programmes such as Ariane and Galileo. Airbus’ Defence & Security Division offers its customers comprehensive system solutions, and is the largest partner in the Eurofighter consortium in the name of the Group – while also being a major shareholder in missile manufacturer MBDA.

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