EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.
The EADS Group In Canada
EADS has more than 700 employees in Canada and spends around C$800M on aerospace related goods and services each year.
Most business activities of the EADS Group are represented in Canada: EADS Canada Inc., representing EADS Headquarters, and Airbus Military in Ottawa, Ontario; Cassidian, the former EADS Defence & Security Division, in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec; Eurocopter Canada Ltd. in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Richmond, British-Columbia and in Montréal; and EADS Composites Atlantic in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia as well as in Montréal.
EADS has a variety of products in service in Canada: Airbus has a total of 120 aircraft operating today in the country. The Canadian Army uses the ERYX missile. Astrium was involved in putting the telecommunication satellite Anik F1R into service in 2005, the Anik F3 was launched in 2007 and the Nimiq 4 in 2008. Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, has sold a total of 600 helicopters to civil and governmental customers. Eurocopter’s Canadian sales, servicing and production all take place in Canada. EADS has signed a MoU with the National Research Council of Canada on R&T in aerospace and has opened a research office in Montreal to support this agreement. In addition, in 2008 Cassidian acquired PlantCML in Gatineau, the leading supplier of 911 solutions and P25 digital radio communications. It was rebranded Cassidian Communications in early 2011.
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