Airbus Defense and Space

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2023
Airbus is building a road map of technologies for automated aerial refueling that will pave the way for a second-generation MRTT.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Nov 16, 2023
Over 50 years, GPS has evolved and inspired the development of similar systems by other nations.

By Helen Chachaty Oct 23, 2023
Airbus Defense and Space has agreed to upgrade France’s A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Chen Chuanren Oct 11, 2023
The test campaign saw more than 500 dry and wet contacts between the Airbus A330 MRTT and Singapore's receivers, including F-15SGs and Lockheed Martin F-16s.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Joe Anselmo, Jens Flottau, Tony Osborne, Sash Tusa Oct 06, 2023
As Christian Scherer takes up the mantle of Airbus Commercial Aircraft CEO, editors are joined by analyst Sash Tusa to discuss why Airbus is making the change.
Check 6

Aviation Week Staff Oct 04, 2023
Azerbaijan plans to renew its satellite constellation, which currently consists of two communications spacecraft and a single Earth observation satellite.

By Graham Warwick Aug 11, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

By Tony Osborne Aug 04, 2023
Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space can take part in the first phase of the tender for the UK’s Skynet Enduring Capability Wideband satcoms program.

By Irene Klotz Aug 02, 2023
Europe’s Airbus Defense and Space is upping its stake in the Voyager Space-led Starlab project.
Commercial Space

By Tony Osborne Jul 26, 2023
Madrid has approved spending on a new fleet of Airbus-built UAS for the Spanish Army and Air Force.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne Jun 05, 2023
Across France, Germany and Spain, engineers from 15 companies and consortia are working on the sixth-generation Future Combat Air System.
Paris Air Show

By Tony Osborne Jun 02, 2023
Michael Schoellhorn talks with Aviation Week about the rapidly changing face of Europe’s security requirements.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne Mar 28, 2023
Airbus believes the technology will pave the way for refueling of the UAS and collaborative combat aircraft being developed for FCAS.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Chen Chuanren Mar 01, 2023
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy challenged the UK Royal Navy’s carrier strike group during its deployment to the Pacific in 2021, an Airbus official says.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne Feb 21, 2023
Satellite developers are pitting themselves against each other to provide a sovereign, resilient military satcom capability for Australia's JP9102 requirement.

By Tony Osborne Feb 16, 2023
European countries need to “reconverge” their space efforts, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said as he reported lower profits for Airbus' Defense and Space unit.

By Tony Osborne Feb 15, 2023
Babcock will manage and operate the UK Defense Ministry’s communication satellite constellation Skynet, winning out against competition from Airbus and others.

By Thierry Dubois Jan 18, 2023
Noting widespread technology progress toward higher-airspace operations, the French Air and Space Force kicks off a doctrine study.
Emerging Technologies

By Chen Chuanren Jun 21, 2021
Airbus has bolstered its backlog for its twin-turboprop C295 airlifter, disclosing that two buyers in the Asia-Pacific region have placed orders.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Chen Chuanren Jun 08, 2021
Airbus Defense and Space will now fully study the feasibility and scope of the potential MRO operation for the Royal Malaysian Air Force .
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Tony Osborne Feb 18, 2021
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has said negotiations with partner nations and industry on the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) have entered a “challenging” phase.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne Jul 20, 2020
The British government has signed a long-awaited contract with Airbus for the next-generation Skynet communications satellite.