EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of € 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118.000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive system solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. EADS also develops the A400M through its Military Transport Aircraft Division. EADS Innovation Works (IW) is the corporate research facility of EADS with operations in France, Germany, Spain, UK, Singapore and Russia. Its overall workforce is more than 700 researchers.

Tasks in this project

EADS will lead the work package on internal usage scenario and will implement actively the aeronautics internal use case. EADS will actively contribute to the work on the demand driven extensions for the federated platform (WP5) and is also involved in the benchmarking of the federation (WP2) and in the general requirements (WP2)


EADS IW is covering all the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to EADS. It is an operational and strategic entity to EADS Business Units for value-creating products and services through innovative technologies. It is feeding the innovation pipeline from the emergence of new technologies to their maturity and transfer into products. EADS IW, in its endeavour to maximize the innovation potential of EADS, actively operates a world-wide network with world-class universities, schools and research institutes. In its legal structure, EADS IW is part of the national entities of EADS.