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European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.




Web: http://www.eads.net
Address: Le Carré, Beechavenue 130-132, 1119 PR Schiphol Rijk, Netherlands. (Germany:) Ottobrunn, Germany


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Founding: 2000
Employees: 110000
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Subsidiaries: Eurocopter, EADS Space, EADS Astrium, EADS Sodern, CILAS
Partners: Airbus, Thales
Competitors: Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems


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EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space) is a large European industrial corporation in the aerospace research and development sector.

Phoenix - an unmanned space vehicle project by EADS
Phoenix - an unmanned space vehicle project by EADS

EADS is legally incorporated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, but the company's headquarter is located in Ottobrunn, south of Munich, Germany.

The company has about 70 production sites worldwide.



  • Airbus S.A.S.
    EADS owns 80% of Airbus in a joint ownership with BAE Systems which owns the remaining 20% (May 2004). Airbus headquarters are located in Toulouse, France.
  • Military Transport Aircraft
  • Aeronautics
    EADS Socata, manufacturer of small aircraft
  • Defence and Security Systems
    • Defence Electronics, the sensors and avionics house of EADS
    • Military Aircraft, including products such as the Mako/HEAT, and stakes in the following companies:
      • Dassault Aviation (45.76%), manufacturer of fighters and other military aircraft
      • Eurofighter GmbH (46%), manufacturer of Eurofighter Typhoon.
      • eurocopter (100% ownership), manufacturer of light and medium civil and military helicopters. The CEO is Fabrice Brégier and the headquarters are in Marignane, France.
    • Missiles
    • Defence and Communications Systems, electronics/software system house
    • Services



As of 31 December 2004, about one-third of EADS stock is publicly traded in six European stock markets and the rest is divided among three major business entities.[1][2]

  • Publicly traded: 34.08% (Includes 3.55% held by EADS employees, .06% held by French government, and .78% held by EADS itself. Traded on Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia stock exchanges.)
  • DaimlerChrysler: 30.2%
  • SOGEADE: 30.2% (50% French government body, SOGEPA and 50% Désirade)
  • SEPI: 5.52% (Spanish state holding company)

On July 17, 2004 The Economist reported that the three major shareholders, DaimlerChrysler, SOGEADE and SEPI, intend to sell their shares by 2006–2007. DaimlerChrysler would like extra capital to invest in its core activities, the Lagardère Group (controls Désirade) wants to withdraw from defence aerospace, and the French government is pursuing privatisation where appropriate.



EADS was formed in July 2000, by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Dornier and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany, and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain, with the aim of becoming the world's second largest aerospace company (after Boeing).

EADS is also the second-largest European arms manufacturer (after BAE Systems.) The company develops and markets civil and military aircraft, as well as missiles, space rockets, and related systems.

In November 2003, EADS announced that it was considering working with Japanese companies, and the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, to develop a hypersonic airliner intended to be a larger, faster, and quieter, replacement for the Concorde, which was retired in October the same year.

EADS is a major contributor to the International Space Station, and is expected to deliver Columbus in 2007 through its subsidiary EADS SPACE Transportation.



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  • EADS Opens First Research and Technology Centre Outside of Europe ... - noticias.info
  • EADS wins US$12m Australian defense deal - ISN
  • EADS Secure Networks modernises the “RUBIS” network of the ... - noticias.info
  • EADS Wins $12-Million, Missile Warning System Deal with Australia - DefenseNews.com (subscription)
  • Monfort Heights man wins big in Powerball - Cincinnati.com
  • EADS Astrium-ISRO alliance sealed First contract with Eutelsat for ... - Space Ref
  • EADS to support development of Malaysia's high-tech sector - Business Times - Malaysia
  • Australia awards EADS 10 mln eur missile warning system contract - Forbes
  • Funding requests weighed - Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Finland's Patria posts 2005 op profit down at EUR 13.8 mln - Newsroom Finland

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founding year: 2,000 (+)
number of employees: 110,000 (+)