Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space down-selected as candidate for Galileo FOC and invites Expressions of Interest

Ottobrunn/Portsmouth, 29 September 2008 - Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by ESA and EU as a prime candidate for both the Galileo FOC Space Segment and Ground Control Segment.

Airbus Defence and Space invites Expressions of Interest for Space Segment and Ground Control Segment Elements

As a result, and to comply with EU procurement requirements, Airbus Defence and Space is inviting interested suppliers to submit their Expressions of Interest.

Airbus Defence and Space, a wholly owned subsidiary of AIRBUS Group, is dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services. In 2007, Airbus Defence and Space had a turnover of €3.5 billion and 12,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. Its three main areas of activity are Airbus Defence and Space for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Airbus Defence and Space for spacecraft and ground segment and its wholly owned subsidiary Airbus Defence and Space for the development and delivery of satellite services.

AIRBUS Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, AIRBUS Group generated revenues of €39.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 116, 000

Media Contacts

Matthieu Duvelleroy (Airbus Defence and Space FR) Phone: +33 (0) 1 77 75 80 32

Jeremy Close (Airbus Defence and Space UK) Phone: +44 (0) 1438 773872

Mathias Pikelj (Airbus Defence and Space GER) Phone: +49 (0) 7545 89123

Francisco Lechón (Airbus Defence and Space SP) Phone: +34 91 586 37 41