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Airbus Group highlights commitment to Latin America at FIDAE

Airbus Group will have a major presence at the 18th edition of the FIDAE air show from the 25-30 March 2014 at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. The Group, which is taking part in the show for the first time under its new name, will feature its three Divisions: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters (Chalets D4-D8).

“FIDAE is the biggest and longest-running air show in Latin America and a key event for the Airbus Group. Furthermore, we now have the opportunity to present our new brand and organisation to our customers and audiences in Latin America,” said Jean-Pierre Talamoni, Corporate Vice President of International at Airbus Group.

With more than 1,400 employees located at 17 sites across seven countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru), Latin America is a region where Airbus Group continues to expand its presence, generating revenues in 2013 of about $5 billion. According to Jean-Pierre Talamoni, “The Group has always aimed to be a partner of choice here, and our four decades of experience in the market reinforce this position by delivering key solutions to our customers’ needs.”

Latin America is one of the Group’s longest standing markets and sourcing partners, with an order backlog of about $60 billion. Agreements with some of the region’s leading universities and research centres also help making Latin America a research and skills partner for Airbus Group.

Airbus Group

Airbus Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2013, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 59.3 billion and employed a workforce of around 144,000.

(The legal name change from European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. (“EADS N.V.”) to Airbus Group N.V. is subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting.)