Airbus Military

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Airbus Military
Industry Defense
Fate Reorganised
Predecessor Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA
Successor Airbus Defence and Space
Founded 2009
Defunct January 2014
Headquarters Madrid, Spain[1]
Key people
Domingo Ureña-Raso, CEO (2009-2014)[2]
Products Military aircraft
Parent Airbus S.A.S., EADS

Airbus Military was a business unit of Airbus, which was part of EADS, during the period 2009–2013.

The company was formally created in April 2009 by the integration of the former Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) and Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada (AMSL) into Airbus. In January 2014, the former EADS divisions Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian were merged to form Airbus Defence and Space.[3]


The predecessor company was established in January 1999 as the Airbus Military Company SAS to manage the Airbus A400M project, taking over from the Euroflag consortium. In May 2003, the company was restructured as Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada (AMSL) prior to the execution of the production contract.

The Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) was a division of EADS which designs, manufactures and commercialises EADS-CASA light and medium transport aircraft, and headquartered in Madrid, Spain.[4]

Structural evolution of Airbus Group
    10 July 2000 1 December 2006 1 April 2009 17 September 2010 17 January 2014 27 May 2015
Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA CASA European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company NV Airbus Group NV Airbus Group SE   
Airbus Military Airbus Defence and Space   
  EADS Defence and Security Cassidian
Matra Marconi Space, DASA, CRISA Astrium EADS Astrium
   Eurocopter Group Airbus Helicopters   

On 16 December 2008, EADS announced that MTAD and AMSL would be integrated into Airbus as part of Airbus Military.[5]

In February 2009, Domingo Ureňa-Raso was appointed chairman and CEO of Airbus Military.[2]

On July 31, 2013, EADS announced a change of name to Airbus Group. Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian, would be merged and reorgnaized to form a new division: Airbus Defence and Space.[6]

In late 2013, the parent company EADS effected the reorganization as the Airbus Group, with three divisions that include Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus, and Airbus Helicopters[7] ending the Airbus Military corporate entity.


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  1. ^ The Company. Airbus Military
  2. ^ a b "Biography_Domingo Ureña Raso" (PDF). Airbus. January 2014. 
  3. ^ Airbus Defence and space
  4. ^ Being Part of aMuch Bigger World
  5. ^ EADS: Towards a Leaner Organisation (Archive Dec 2008, 16th)[dead link]
  6. ^ Chuter, Andrew (31 July 2013). "EADS Announces Name Change, Restructuring". Defensenews. 
  7. ^ Messier, Doug (5 January 2014). "EADS Reorganizes, Acknowledges Success of SpaceX". Parabolic Arc. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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