Airbus Defense & Space

France, Germany, Spain finally reach agreement on FCAS demonstrator

France, Germany, and Spain announced they reached an agreement regarding the demonstrator of the Future Combat Air System program....


Dirk Hoke to leave Airbus Defense and Space management

Several departures forced Airbus to reshuffle the executives of its defense branch amid stalled European cooperation....


FCAS: Airbus warns Dassault “there is no plan B”

Heard by the French Senate regarding the FCAS program, the heads of Airbus said a plan B was not realistic and urged Dassault to find an agreement....


FCAS: Dassault ready for “plan B” if cooperation with Airbus fails

During a hearing with the French Senate, Éric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, detailed the concessions made for the FCAS program and hinted at a “plan B.”...


FCAS: Last chance meeting for European fighter jet

French and German manufacturers involved in the Future Combat Air System reportedly met in Paris to decide the fate of the program....


First modernized Luftwaffe Tornado takes off for maiden flight

The first modernized Panavia Tornado took off from Airbus facilities in Manching, Germany, following a process to extend the airframe life expectancy til 2030....


Airbus posts $2.2 billion net loss in H1, deliveries cut in half

Airbus reported a $1.9 billion loss for the second quarter of 2020, as the manufacturer announced it slowed down production by 40% due to the impact of Covid-19 on air transport....


Airbus and Dassault urge their governments to act on the FCAS

This year, the Paris Air Show saw the signing of the agreement that set the legal framework for the joint development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) European fighter jet program started by France and Germany and recently joined by Spain. Since then, Dassault and Airbus have been eagerly waiting for the green light to start developing their demonstrators....