Airbus offices were raided by French investigators last week as part of an on-going corruption probe over a 2010 sale of satellites to Kazakhstan.
“We confirm a raid was carried out at Airbus offices in the Paris suburb of Suresnes in the context of the French judicial investigation relating to Kazakhstan,” an Airbus spokesman was quoted as saying by Reuters Tuesday.
The probe, opened in March 2013 and dubbed “Kazakhgate” in France, seeks to establish whether kickbacks were paid to intermediaries in the October 2010 deal under the presidency of conservative Nicolas Sarkozy.
Police questioned Airbus CEO Tom Enders, two other top Airbus Group officials and lawyer Noelle Lenoir in October as witnesses at the request of financial investigators.
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225
UAE Armed Forces Announce Purchase of Five C-295 Airbus MW (Military Winglet) Transport Aircraft The UAE Armed Forces has announced the purchase of five C-295 military transport aircraft and related services from the Spanish Airbus Defence and Space. The purchase of the aircraft takes place within the framework of the directives of the wise leadership of the UAE to support and promote the comprehensive development of the Armed Forces in various branches and in line with the requirements of the Armed Forces, Major General Ishaq Saleh Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration of Industries and Development of Defense Capabilities at...
Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M helicopter held at Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion)
StandardAero has finalized the acquisition of Vector Aerospace from Airbus. Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, the company said in a statement Friday
Spain, Belgium and Italy have shown interest in a European fighter jet project announced by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in July. Airbus Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke said Friday that France and German should "quickly" move forward with plans for a joint European fighter jet system to replace their current fighter jet fleet which may become obsolete in "about 15 years' time"
The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version
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