• The satellite telecommunications services of Vizada, Vizada Networks and Paradigm will be marketed under the Airbus Defence and Space brand from October 2012
• This gives Airbus Defence and Space Services a new, unified organisational structure and marks the final phase in the integration of the Vizada group, which was acquired in December 2011
• Airbus Defence and Space Services has consolidated its position as the world’s leading provider of satellite telecommunications and Earth observation services
10 September 2012 – Airbus Defence and Space, Europe’s leading space technology company, has announced that the satellite telecommunications services offered by Vizada, Vizada Networks and Paradigm will be marketed under the Airbus Defence and Space brand name from October 2012. The products and services of the company’s London Satellite Exchange (LSE) and TDCom subsidiaries will also be renamed Airbus Defence and Space.
This rebranding gives Airbus Defence and Space a new, unified organisational structure and marks the final phase in the full integration of the Vizada group, which was acquired in December 2011. Thanks to this reorganisation, Airbus Defence and Space has reinforced its position as a world leader in satellite services. Now comprising four business lines (Business Communications, Government Communications, Satcom Systems and Solutions, and Geo-Information Services), it is the only company in the world to provide both telecommunications services and Earth observation satellite services.
“By bringing Vizada fully into the fold, we have opened up a new business line in commercial satellite communications (Business Communications) and enhanced our range of solutions and global presence in the government domain,” said Airbus Defence and Space CEO Eric Beranger. “What is more, Vizada’s customers and partners will also have the benefit of a guaranteed long-term service and access to latest-generation technologies.”
Airbus Defence and Space is now the world’s leading supplier of satellite telecommunications in the maritime and military sectors. Figuring among its customers are some of the most modern armed forces in the world, namely those of the France, Germany, UK, USA, and NATO. And in the field of Earth observation satellites, Airbus Defence and Space is also at the forefront of the geo-information services market.
About Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. In 2011, Airbus Defence and Space had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands.
Airbus Defence and Space is the sole European company that covers the whole range of civil and defence space systems and services.
Its three business units are: Airbus Defence and Space for launchers and orbital infrastructure; Airbus Defence and Space for spacecraft and ground segment; Airbus Defence and Space for comprehensive fixed and mobile end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security and broadcast satellite communications equipment and systems, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.
Airbus Defence and Space is a wholly owned subsidiary of AIRBUS Group, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.
Jeremy Close (Airbus Defence and Space UK) Tel.: +44 (0)1 438 77 3872
Gregory Gavroy (Airbus Defence and Space FR) Tel.: +33 (0) 1 77 51 80 32
Ralph Heinrich (Airbus Defence and Space GER) Tel.: +49 (0) 89 607 33971
Francisco Lechón (Airbus Defence and Space SP) Tel.: +34 91 586 37 41