(public limited company)
|Traded as||Euronext: EAD
CAC 40 Component
|Predecessor||European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)|
|Founded||10 July 2000as EADS|
|Headquarters||Leiden, Netherlands (headquarters)
Blagnac, France (main office)
|Denis Ranque (Chairman)
Dr Tom Enders (CEO)
|Revenue|| €59.3 billion – 2013
Backlog: €634.8 billion
|€2.131 billion – 2012|
|Profit||€1.299 billion – 2012|
|Total assets||€92.102 billion – 2012|
|Total equity||€10.434 billion – 2012|
Number of employees
|143,358 – June 2013|
Airbus Defence and Space
|Footnotes / references
2012 Financial Statements
Backlog per 31 June 2013
The Airbus Group is a European multinational aerospace and defence corporation registered in the Netherlands and headquartered in Toulouse, France. The group consists of the three business divisions Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters.
The company was originally formed as the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) on 10 July 2000 by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA), and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). In January 2014, EADS was reorganised as Airbus Group combining the divisions for development and marketing of civil and military aircraft, as well as communications systems, missiles, space rockets, helicopters, satellites, and related systems.
On 31 July 2013, it was reported that EADS was to be renamed in 2014 to Airbus Group, adopting the name of its commercial aircraft-building subsidiary, which had become its most important revenue generator. In January 2014, EADS was reorganised as Airbus Group, with three divisions.
The commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus is the largest division in terms of revenue, generating 67% of total revenue for the group in 2013. The product portfolio encompasses short range aircraft such as the A320 family and the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380.
Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Helicopters, formerly known as Eurocopter, is a helicopter manufacturing and support company.
Other units and holdings
- Airbus Group Inc. – the U.S. holding company for the North American activities of Airbus Group
- Dassault Aviation (46 %) – manufacturer of Dassault Rafale.
- Eurofighter GmbH (46 %) – manufacturer of Eurofighter Typhoon.
- MBDA (37.5 %) – develops and manufactures missiles
- Arianespace (30 %)
- Patria (27 %) Finnish defence company
- ATR (50 %) – regional aircraft manufacturer
- DAHER-SOCATA (30 %) general aviation aircraft manufacturer
- EADS EFW
- Airbus Group Innovations. Formerly EADS Innovation Works (R&D)
- Dornier Consulting
- Premium AEROTEC
- Airbus APWorks (100%)
In September 2014 Airbus considered divesting Dassault and several other units to focus on aerospace.
The corporate management of the Airbus Group as of January 2014:
Chief Executive Officer: Thomas Enders
|François Auque||Executive Vice President - Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space|
|Thierry Baril||Chief Human Resources Officer Airbus Group & Airbus|
|Jean Botti||Chief Technical Officer Airbus Group|
|Fabrice Brégier||Chief Executive Officer Airbus|
|Günter Butschek||Chief Operating Officer Airbus|
|Guillaume Faury||Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters|
|Bernhard Gerwert||Chief Executive Officer Airbus Defence and Space|
|Marwan Lahoud||Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Airbus Group|
|John Leahy||Chief Operating Officer - Customer - Airbus|
|Sean O'Keefe||Chief Executive Officer Airbus Group North America|
|Domingo Ureña-Raso||Executive Vice President Military Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space|
|Harald Wilhelm||Chief Financial Officer Airbus Group & Airbus|
The Executive Committee is appointed by the board of directors, itself appointed by Daimler AG and SOGEADE. Both appoint four directors plus one independent director. As of July 2003 SEPI no longer nominates a board member, but a Spanish director is retained as the 11th member. The board also appoints the company's chairmen, one from the Daimler nominated directors and from the SOGEADE nominated directors. In late 2004 Noël Forgeard (then Airbus CEO) was nominated by Lagardère as the next French CEO of EADS. Forgeard had suggested that this system should be abolished in favour of a single CEO in a move that DaimlerChrysler saw as an attempt to engineer a French dominated management team. Following protracted arguments, which caused embarrassment to EADS at the Paris Air Show, the appointment was confirmed by the EADS Board of Directors on 25 June 2005. At the same meeting the Board, in consultation with partner BAE Systems, named Gustav Humbert as President and CEO of Airbus.
As of 30 June 2013[update], 72.37 % of Airbus Group stock is publicly traded on six European stock exchanges, while the remaining 26.77 % is owned by a "Contractual Partnership". The latter is owned by SOGEPA (11.96 %), GZBV (10.69 %) and SEPI (4.12 %). SOGEPA is owned by the French State and Lagardère, while SEPI is a Spanish state holding company. France also owns 0.06 % of publicly traded stock.
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