Airbus Group Innovations – the Airbus Group network of research facilities, scientists, engineers and partnerships – is at the forefront of research and technology. Airbus Group Innovations fosters technological excellence and business orientation through the sharing of competences and means between the three Divisions of the Airbus Group (Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters) and develops and maintains partnerships with world-famous schools, universities and research centres.
The Technical Capabilities Centres' network
Airbus Group Innovations operates a global network of corporate Research and Technology (R&T) laboratories that guarantee the technical innovation potential of the Airbus Group with a focus on the long term. The structure of the network is consistent with the Airbus Group R&T strategy and covers the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to Airbus Group. The teams at Airbus Group Innovations are organised in seven transnational Technical Capabilities Centres:
• Composites Technologies
• Metallic Technologies & Surface Engineering
• Structures Engineering, Production & Aeromechanics
• Engineering, Physics, IT, Security Services & Simulation
• Sensors, Electronics & Systems Integration
• Energy & Propulsion
• Innovative Concepts & Scenarios
Airbus Group Innovations' worldwide presence
Airbus Group Innovations has two main sites in Suresnes (Paris) and Ottobrunn (Munich) and employs approximately 600 people including doctorates and undergraduate interns. Proximity centres are maintained in Toulouse, Nantes, Hamburg, Bremen and Stade to support knowledge transfer to Business Units in these locations. In addition, Airbus Group Innovations operates centres in Singapore, and Newport and Filton in the UK, and has also launched a centre in Getafe (Madrid), and most recently in Bangalore, India, and California, US. A liaison office operates in Moscow, which facilitates relations with Russia’s scientific institutes.