AIRBUS MILITARY / Aeronautical
Headquartered in Madrid (Spain), the company’s facilities are essentially based in Spain. Its main sites are Getafe where the civil Airbus platforms are converted into Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The other main facility is in San Pablo close to Seville where the complete production and final assembly of the C-212, CN-235 and C-295 takes place in an all new facility next to the A400M Final Assembly Line opened in 2007.
Airbus Military was formally created in April 2009, following the integration of the former Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) and of Airbus Military Limited Society (AMSL) into Airbus. This integration allows for a single and streamlined organization. In total, Airbus Military, which has its own P&L accounting, counts more than 5,000 employees. In 2008, MTAD had a turnover of over five billion Euros.
Airbus Military builts on the experience developed by the former Aeronautics Constructions Anonymous Society (CASA), which became part of EADS, as MTAD, in 2000. Over the years, CASA, which was founded in 1923, had specialized in the development, construction, certification, commercialization and support of small military transport aircraft, while playing a leading role in the militarization of civil Airbus platforms. It is now also fully in charge of the development of the all new 21st Century tactical and logistical Airlifter, the A400M.
Having sold more than 1,000 of these aircraft to 130 customers, Airbus Military is well established on the world market with products operated by Air Forces for tactical and strategic transport and refueling capabilities as well as for maritime surveillance and humanitarian aid.