Visiting the Light and Medium Aircraft Line at Airbus Military: September 2012

10/14/2012
2012-10-14 During a recent visit to Seville, Second Line of Defense had a chance to talk with Martin Armas, in charge of the industrialization of the final assembly line.  His formal title is Head of M and L Industrial Management and Control. During the visit, several planes were in various…

C-212 Arrives in Vietnam

08/30/2012
[caption id="attachment_44338" align="alignnone" width="300"] C-212 Arrives in Vietnam. Credit: Airbus Military  [/caption] Airbus Military has delivered to Vietnam the first of three C212-400 maritime patrol aircraft ordered by the Vietnam Marine Police. The aircraft, manufactured in Seville, Spain was handed over at Gia Lam (Hanoi) at the end of a…

Multi-National Training: The Entry into Service of the A400M

06/11/2012
6/11/12: By Robbin Laird One of the more interesting presentations at the Airbus Military Trade Media Brief 2012 was by the head of training at Airbus Military. Ian Burrett, Head of Training and Aircrew Operations, Customer Services, provided an overview of the approach and the standing up of the baseline…

A400M: The Fleet

06/08/2012
6/8/12: The A400M is being built with the 21st century approach to fleet management in mind.  Ranging from Unique Identification Tags built in, to multinational training, to providing for global support, the A400M has the advantages inherent in advanced manufacturing. As we argued earlier: It was clear notably with the…

The Trade Media Brief 2012: An Update on Airbus Military

05/24/2012
These slides were presented during the Trade Media 2012 event held at Madrid, Spain and Toulouse, France in May 2012.  And together provide a broad overview with regard to the current situation and approach towards the future of Airbus Military. Airbus Military Market Overview 2012 In this presentation, Antonio Rodriguez…

Indonesia and Asian Security

02/20/2012
Indonesia is a key player in shaping the future of Asian security.  With significant security challenges due to its geography, topography and maritime character, a key element will be shaping capabilities for lift, and maritime patrol capabilities. An insightful perspective on why and how Indonesia is shaping its capabilities was…

An Update on European Aircraft December 2011

12/13/2011
12/13/2011: This posting provides an update on several developments regarding European built aircraft.  The slideshow provides some glimpses of ongoing developments at Eurocopter and Airbus Military in the global marketplace. [slidepress gallery='an-update-on-european-aircraft-december-2011'] Credit: Eurocopter and Airbus Military The first photo shows the Tiger helicopter, a key element of the French…