Airbus Group (1) is evaluating the results of its ‘Aerospace Meetings Poland’ event and conclusions are expected to be announced during the first quarter of 2014, as part of the company’s industrial development plan.
Attended by several hundred participants from Polish companies and international suppliers with a presence in the country, the event was held over a period of four days in December, and located in Warsaw and Lodz. Furthermore it attracted participation from Polish government representatives, as well as research institutes and universities.
The event exceeded expectations: more than 200 Polish companies had opportunities to talk about future business opportunities with 60 representatives of Europe’s largest aerospace and defence company; from specialists in procurement, contracting, supply chain management and industrial cooperation, to experts in research and development.
Fabrice Lievin, Vice President Industrial Globalization at Airbus Group said that the event demonstrated the group’s commitment to Poland at a strategic level and its wish to partner with local companies. He said: “The Polish market is very important to us as a whole, and - on top of a major tender for Army helicopters - we have extensive plans for wider development activities and cooperation with Polish companies and engineers. We have been very impressed by the interest these meetings have generated, and it is clear that enhanced cooperation will lead to a win-win position for both the nation and Europe. We want to benefit from Poland’s extensive knowledge, engineering expertise and aerospace experience."
The success of Airbus Group’s ‘Aerospace Meetings Poland,’ underpins the first stage in potentially boosting the company’s presence and activities in Poland.
About Airbus Group
Airbus Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.
(1) Airbus Group was formerly EADS until 31 December 2013
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Notes to Editors
- Airbus Group (or its predecessors), has been present in Poland since 2001 and already has a workforce of 850 people with sites in Warsaw and Mielec. These extensive operations involve a range of activities such as aircraft and helicopter production, the manufacture and supply of components to both the civil and military markets, space sector research & technology (through the AstriPolska joint venture), plus aerospace services and specialist training activities.
- Some of its best known products are either built or operate in Poland such as the advanced Orlik military training aircraft (which is to be officially unveiled this year) and the Airbus C295 multi-mission transport aircraft for both the domestic and international markets.
- Airbus Helicopters has a base of 50 modern helicopters in Mielec performing various functions (surveillance, humanitarian aid, pilot training) and operates a large fleet of EC135 Emergency Medical Service helicopters.
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