Press release EADS North America opens its Huntsville, Alabama regional office

The facility will support company participation in a broad array of U.S. Army, and other government programs.

Huntsville, Alabama, February 6, 2006 – EADS North America today inaugurated its Huntsville, Alabama regional office, marking a further expansion of the company’s U.S. presence and providing a local interface for Army program managers.

The office, located in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park, will support EADS North America’s participation in a full range of U.S. defense initiatives through such product offerings as the C-295/CN-235 Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA), TransHospital mobile hospital, UH-145 Light Utility Helicopter and helicopter engine test equipment.  

“Our new Huntsville facility is another element of EADS North America’s growth in the U.S., and is an important part of our strategy to invest, win and perform on key U.S. Army programs,” said EADS North America Chairman and CEO , Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.

The Huntsville office will be managed by the EADS North America Defense business unit. “We are offering best-value solutions for the U.S. Army’s current and future mission requirements, and our new Huntsville office will ensure that we respond to the service’s needs for information and support on these programs,” David R. Oliver Jr., the Chief Executive Officer of EADS North America Defense, said.

For ongoing U.S. Army competitive procurements, EADS North America leads an industry team that is offering the UH-145 for the Light Utility Helicopter mission, and the company has joined with Raytheon Corporation in proposing EADS CASA’s C-295/CN-235 airlifters for the Future Cargo Aircraft requirement.

About EADS North America ( EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $6 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 100,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. With 10 operating companies located in 28 cities and 15 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

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