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EADS (France)

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EADS is the largest aerospace company in Europe and the second largest worldwide. It is active in the fields of civil and military aircraft, space, defence systems and services. The company came into being on 10 July 2000, emerging from the link-up of the German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG, the French Aerospatiale Matra and CASA of Spain. In 2003, EADS achieved revenues of €30.133 billion. The company employs over 100,000 people at more than 70 production sites, above all in Germany, France, Great Britain and Spain. 35 Representative Offices throughout the world maintain contact with its customers.

EADS has an integrated headquarters with the Strategy, Marketing and Legal Affairs functions in Paris and the Finance, Sourcing and Communications functions in Munich.

Reasons for participating
As one of the largest enterprises in Europe, EADS are keen to maintain their position as a provider of high quality products. They regard FilmFree to be an integral part of maintaining their market position.

Contribution to the project The knowledge base of castings, end-users, contacts and production methods would be invaluable.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.