Airbus Military

Airbus Military was a business unit of Airbus, which was part of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), during the period from 2009 to 2013.

Airbus Military
PredecessorAérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA
SuccessorAirbus Defence and Space
DefunctJanuary 2014
Key people
Domingo Ureña-Raso, CEO (2009-2014)[2]
ProductsMilitary aircraft
ParentAirbus S.A.S., EADS

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]

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 reorganized 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.


Structural evolution of Airbus SE
18 December 1970 1 January 1992 10 July 2000 18 September 2000 January 2001 1 December 2006 1 April 2009 17 September 2010 17 January 2014 27 May 2015 1 January 2017 12 April 2017
    European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company NV Airbus Group NV Airbus Group SE Airbus SE   
Airbus Industrie GIE Airbus SAS  
  Airbus Military SAS Airbus Defence and Space SAS   
    EADS Defence and Security Cassidian SAS
    Astrium SAS EADS Astrium SAS
  Eurocopter SA Eurocopter SAS Airbus Helicopters SAS   



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  1. ^ The Company Archived 2014-02-09 at the Wayback Machine. Airbus Military
  2. ^ a b "Biography_Domingo Ureña Raso". Airbus. January 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  3. ^ "Airbus Defence and space". Archived from the original on 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  4. ^ Being Part of aMuch Bigger World Archived 2014-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ EADS: Towards a Leaner Organisation (Archive Dec 2008, 16th)
  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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