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Airbus Defence and Space featured in BBC documentary

The new BBC series of ‘How to Build’ featured Airbus Defence and Space in a programme on the manufacture of a telecommunications satellite. The hour-long documentary was filmed in Stevenage, Portsmouth, Ottobrunn, Toulouse and Kourou and featured many of the people involved in the design, manufacture, engineering, assembly and test of our spacecraft.

The programme was screened on Sunday, 27 November, on BBC2 at 8 p.m.  The series began on 13 November with ‘How to build an A380 wing’, the second programme focused on a McLaren sports car.

Airbus Defence and Space Ltd CEO Colin Paynter was delighted: “To be featured in this high profile series is proof that our skills, expertise and manufacturing excellence are increasingly recognised by the media and public at large.  And I am sure it will further enhance awareness of the space activities in Airbus Defence and Space.  My thanks to all those throughout the company who contributed – and I look forward to seeing the programme.”

The programme will be available to download on the BBC iPlayer for at least seven days after the original broadcast.