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Wait, wasn't Airbus OWNED by EADS? How are they changing the name to be Airbus also? There's 2?

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I think Airbus is just part of EADS. EADS is the parent company of all of those above.

 

The name change makes sense, especially since it will make it more obvious all around who is who.

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Wait, wasn't Airbus OWNED by EADS? How are they changing the name to be Airbus also? There's 2?

 

Besides beeing a brand name, Airbus was a company name. The mother company and holding was (and still is until early next year) EADS - which stands for European Aeronautic Defense and Space company but nobody really remembers this.

 

EADS was formed in 2000 following multiple mergers of litterally dozens of companies over the previous twenty years, the last ones beeing DASA (Daimler Chrysler Aerospace of Germany), Aerospatiale-Matra (France) and CASA (Spain). 

 

The Airbus company was just one EADS subsidiary among many others including Eurocopter (maker of helicopters), Astrium (maker of space equipment), Cassidian (maker of defense systems) etc. 

 

Now EADS will become the Airbus Group and all subsidiaries will have Airbus as part or their name (see my first post).

 

The move parallels what Boeing did when they acquired so many companies in the 1990s and later so that now you have Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Boeing Capital etc. etc.

 

But you are right, it can be a little confusing as, although EADS will be the Airbus GROUP, there may still be some confusion between the name of the holding (the Airbus Group) and the name of the subsidiary making Airbus aircraft.

 

The reason for this choice is the low public recognition of the EADS name vs that of the Airbus name. I suppose some will say this is marketing 101...

 

Rgds,

Bruno

 

PS : (edit) The latest news is that the name change will take place in July 2014.

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I do know some folks which pronounced EADS as eeeds. I guess they are better off with 'Airbus' now. :Whew:

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I do know some folks which pronounced EADS as eeeds. I guess they are better off with 'Airbus' now. :Whew:

I've been calling it "eh-ads" or "ee-ads". I think those are the right way, other than saying "E-A-D-S".

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Don't ask me how I pronounce AOL. :unsure:

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Does Dassault fall under EADS?  Would the Dassault Falcon series now become the Airbus Falcon?

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Don't ask me how I pronounce AOL. :unsure:

"Ah-ol", "a-o-l".

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Does Dassault fall under EADS?

No, the Dassault Group is a separate company. A very nice one though. I'd love to see a Falcon 7X in FSX by the way.

 

"Ah-ol", "a-o-l".

Nah, it's 'you've got mail'. ^_^

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Does Dassault fall under EADS?  Would the Dassault Falcon series now become the Airbus Falcon?

 

In fact EADS presently owns 46% of Dassault. 

 

But since the majority shareholder (the Dassault family) owns almost 51% of the company, EADS influence is rather limited - in spite of their 46% share.

 

As a matter of fact, some EADS minority shareholders (a trust fund) have suggested recently that EADS should sell their Dassault shares and get out entirely.

 

Rgds,

 

Bruno

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Good catch, Bruno.

 

Ok, now who wants the Falcon 7X in FSX? :biggrin: Besides, I always liked the name Eurocopter. Sad to see it's vanishing soon.

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I would really love to see a Falcon 10/100.  What a beautiful little jet.  Any Falcon done for FSX would make me happy, as would any good biz jet, especially the older steam jets...Saberliners, Jetstreams, Lear 23/24, Hawker 125..etc.  You really had to know what you were doing to fly those early bizjets.

 

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 Besides, I always liked the name Eurocopter. Sad to see it's vanishing soon.

 

Yes, Eurocopter is definitely a name with a good image attached to it.

 

On the other hand, some critics said that the European connotation could be a drawback when negociating with certain customers...

 

We'll see...

 

I would really love to see a Falcon 10/100.  What a beautiful little jet.  

 

Agreed. Too bad there are so few bizjet sims on the market.

 

Rgds,

Bruno

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 I've thumbed pilottj and fencer up for their biz jet love. :smile: Me joins in.

 

the European connotation could be a drawback when negociating with certain customers...

It's a shame that I have to agree on that. Means I also read the critics and their examples and had to look at my watch, which says 2013. Hence my surprise.

 

Regarding the name 'Airbus', I've read critics that it would sound 'too French'. What?  :wacko:  I guess that's somehow on the same level. I'm sure that, beginning in 2014, the whole world will only look at product qualities, not names. ^_^

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Regarding the name 'Airbus', I've read critics that it would sound 'too French'. What?  :wacko:  

 

Airbus sounds "perfectly" English to me... :biggrin:  . And by the way that's what the original A300 projet was about : an air bus.

 

Maybe those who find it too French... don't speak French very well... :smile:

 

At the end of the day, as you say, the whole world will look mainly at product qualities 

 

But don't tell the marketing guys that names don't matter . They're probably spending a fortune just to rename the company !  :lol:

 

Rgds,

Bruno

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It's done :


 


EADS has become Airbus Group


Airbus is still...Airbus


Eurocopter is now Airbus Helicopters


Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military are now Airbus Defense and Space


 


Final 2013 sales figures for airliners won't be available before Jan, 13 but 2013 will be either the best or second best (after 2011) year in Airbus history for sales. 


 


Bruno

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