A400M - ‘Game Changer in Transport and Tactical’

Reorganization of Transnational Teams Aligned for

Issue 65 - February 2016

Airbus Defence and Space hosted media representatives from all around the world including Defence Turkey Magazine at its facilities in Seville on the 26th and 27th of October. In the press briefing that took place in Seville, Spain, Mr. Antonio Rodriguez Barberan - Head of Sales, Mr. Fernando Ciria - Head of Marketing ISR, L&M and UA, Mr. Antonio Caramanza - Head of MRTT Program, Mr. Joey Borkenstein - Senior Advisor Air Combat Operations, Mr. Kurt Rossner - Head of A400M program, Mr. Eric Isorce - Head of A400M Flight Tests, Mr. Miquel Angel Morel - Head of Engineering and Stephan Miegel - Head of Transport Services  gave presentations, market outlook and production line overviews; Light & Medium Transport and ISR programs, A330 MRTT program, product development and the recent operations of Eurofighter, the latest status of the A400M program and flight tests. After the presentations the A400M final assembly line was visited in Seville.

With its new formation in all fixed wing military market segments, Airbus Defence Space has a large and versatile family of platforms and services covering the A400 M, Eurofighter, A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, C295/ CN 235, C 295 ISR, CN 235 MPA and Unmanned Aerial Systems. It is seen that the creation of Airbus Defence Space multiples its market scope with 1,800+ aircraft sold to 145 operators in 70 countries. In the medium transport segment, Airbus maintained leadership with its sales: In total 160+ C295 were sold to 23 different operators in 22 countries numbers of 2015. Airbus expects an over 59% cumulative, 10 year market share, in 2015 in the medium transport segment.