Airbus Military sites and facilities
Airbus Military is headquartered in Barajas, close to Madrid, but it has facilities in various locations in Spain: in Getafe, south of Madrid, and in and around Seville (Andalucia). It also owns a subsidiary in Poland, Airbus Military Polska, with two facilities (Warsaw and Mielec). Furthermore, its latest and most modern product, the A400M airlifter, is produced at various Airbus facilities around Europe, as well as in Turkey, Malaysia and South Africa. The A400M programme management is located in Blagnac (Toulouse), close to the Airbus headquarters.
Barajas
The Barajas Headquarter is located some 15 km east of the centre of Madrid and accommodates some 600 Airbus Military employees, essentially members of the top management, engineers & graduates, administrative employees, as well as the whole commercial team. This site also houses some offices from other EADS divisions such as Astrium and the EADS Shared Services in Spain, with some 400 additional employees.
Barajas
Getafe
The Getafe plant, located 20 kilometres south of Madrid, is where aviation started in Spain in the very early 20th century. The facility covers some 840,000 m2, including more than 270,000m2 of buildings, and is the largest aviation facility in the country. It hosts four divisions of the EADS group, Airbus, Airbus Military, Cassidian and Eurocopter.

With 5,500 workers, of which approximately 1,700 are Airbus Military employees, Getafe is one of the key sites for the military transport business. In these facilities, Airbus Military converts the Airbus A330 commercial aircraft into the new generation Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT), and develops technology for all Airbus Military programmes: A400M, A330 MRTT and the light and medium family – C295, CN235, and C212.
A330 MRTT conversion Centre
The MRTT Conversion Center comprises three brand new hangars and one storage facility, with a total surface area of 24,318 square metres, as well as two office buildings of 13,992 square metres. All the hangars are equipped with a modern access platform system, which minimizes the duration of work and improves safety for both the workers and the aircraft.
Design Office
Getafe also hosts the global Airbus Military Design Office, as well as the system test labs, which conduct the testing of general systems, avionics, mission systems, as well as the air refuelling systems for the boom operators of the MRTT.
Test centre
Getafe has also a Flight Test Centre connected to the Seville and Flight Test Centre under the umbrella of the Airbus Military Flight Test Organization. Both centres have full individual capabilities but can also exchange data and communications in real time through the Telemetry. Thanks to that, any flight can be monitored from Getafe or Seville, regardless of from where it originated. This Centre is also connected to the Airbus flight Test Centre in Toulouse. For flight test, it operates from the 2,477 m long runway of the Spanish Air Force Base located on the other side of the runway.

In addition, Getafe also hosts the structural fatigue text rig for the A400M.
Andalusia
Airbus Military owns three sites in Andalusia (southern Spain), two close to Seville: San Pablo and Tablada, and one close to Cadiz, named Centro Bahía de Cadiz. They house manufacturing activities for a series of programmes, with the Final Assembly Lines (FAL) for the company’s most renown products, the A400M and its light & Medium CN235 and C295 transport and surveillance aircraft, as well as the delivery centre and a Training Centre for the various products being located in San Pablo. Airbus Military has thus located in the same site the production engineering, final assembly, flight testing, painting, training, and MRO services for its products.
Seville / San Pablo
The site of San Pablo, east of Seville and next to the airport, has considerably expanded over the past few years with the progress of the A400M programme. Initially located north of the runway, over the past few years the activities were moved to brand new facilities on the south of the runway which is shared with the airport.

Overall, the San Pablo site covers a surface of 1,100,000 square metres, including 190,000 sq m of hangars and offices. Some 2,000 direct employees work at San Pablo.
Seville / San Pab lo
Seville / San Pablo
A400M Final Assembly Line
Light & Medium (CN235/C295) final production and assembly
A400M Final Assembly Line
Light & Medium (CN235/C295) final production and assembly
Works on the brand new facility were initiated in the second half of the past decade in order to accommodate the A400M final assembly line. Completed in 2008, the A440M facility covers a total area of 58,000 sq m, and comprises seven modules, a very large one for the final assembly of the A400M sections produceds in the other countries participating in the programme, plus three stations for final controls, and one for engine installation. The two final halls are used for the preparation of the aircraft towards delivery. One hall is for the A400M and the other for the light & medium aircraft (CN235 / C295). Following on the initial development aircraft, series production / assembly of the A400M started in early 2011.
Final production and assembly of the CN235/C295 series, which so far took place at the San Pablo “North” facility, was moved to an all new hall featuring the most advanced assembly standards in early 2009. Being smaller, the aircraft are all produced on a single station, up to and including final controls. Each station is capable of accommodating either the shorter CN235 or the longer C295. Once complete the aircraft are moved to the dedicated hanger at the end of the A400M line for customisation and acceptance. The facility covers some 22,800 sq m.
Flight Test Centre
Delivery Centre
Flight Test Centre
Delivery Centre
Another facility houses both the Flight Test Centre and the Delivery Centre for both product ranges. Also a brand new building, offering a usable surface of 5,400 sq m of office space, it hosts the A400M support hangar, and accommodates the Flight Test activities including the Telemetry facility which allows aircraft to be tracked in real time during their test flights and is connected with its counterparts at Airbus in Toulouse (France), and Getafe (Spain), and design offices in Hamburg, Bremen (Germany), and Filton (UK). This state-of-the-art facility is capable of receiving and sending data of up to 40,000 different parameters during test-flights.
The transfer of the A400M and L&M aircraft to the customer is run at the Delivery Centre, located in the same building as the FTC.
Training Centre
Paintshop
Training Centre
Paintshop
Customer aircrews and maintenance technicians receive training prior to delivery of their aircraft in the Training Centre at San Pablo. This new Training Centre, which features classrooms with the latest training technologies and equipment, as well as full flight simulators, was opened in late 2010. Also located south of the runway, it is very close to the aircraft’s production and assembly facilities and enables an easy tour of the aircraft when appropriate.
San Pablo hosts a paint-shop for its products which is located close to both FALs, saving time as aircraft only need to be towed a few metres to be painted. This new building can accommodate the small planes such as the CN235 and C295, but also the much larger A400M.
MRO Services
On the northern site, the San Pablo MRO Services Centre undertakes a wide range of heavy maintenance – including complete airframe overhauls – and an extensive programme of routine maintenance. This comprises for example the complete refurbishing and conversion of the PC Orion.
Tablada
Tablada is the initial plant former CASA had in Seville. Located now within the boundaries of the city, it performs pure production and manufacturing work such as powerplant and horizontal tailplane (HTP) integration for the A400M; integration of the boom for the A330 MRTT; and pre-assembly activities for the C295 and CN235. More than 700 Airbus Military employees work in this factory. 

The Tablada plant covers 98,500 square metres including more than 90,000 square meters of buildings.
Tablada
Centro Bahía de Cádiz (CBC)
Centro Bahía de Cádiz (CBC)
The Centro Bahía de Cádiz site –better known as CBC– is located in the city of El Puerto de Santa María, in the province of Cadiz. This factory manufactures components in carbon fibre by means of Fiber Placement (FP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL) for programmes including the A400M and A330 MRTT. With 325 employees, the site covers 79,000 square metres including 35,000 square metres of buildings.
Poland
Airbus Military owns two facilities in Poland (in Warsaw and Mielec) as part of Airbus Military Poland in which it produces the small “PZL-130 Orlik”, a fully aerobatic, turboprop, two-seat military trainer aircraft, and is also doing design and manufacturing work for aerostructures for Airbus and Airbus Military aircraft. For more information please visit the Airbus Military Poland (PZL) site.
Airbus Military North America (AMNA)
The AMNA Mobile facility was expanded in October 2009, with an Airbus Military North America’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Delivery Center. This 30,000 square-foot facility provides North American operators of the C-212 and CN-235 (including USCG HC-144) with the capabilities of a certified FAA, EASA Repair Station for aircraft heavy maintenance and component repairs, in addition to the Spare Parts warehouse and Engineering Services. All activities are directly supported by Airbus Military.

AMNA is located in Mobile, Alabama which is in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This Gulf Coast location shares a similar time zone with many of the C-212 and CN-235 customers located in the Americas, enhancing the competitiveness of AMNA in these countries. The current responsibilities of Airbus Military North America include all Services activities in the North American market.

For more information please visit the Airbus Military North America (AMNA) site: http://www.airbusmilitaryna.com/
AMNA
Airbus Military UK
Airbus Military UK
On announcing the creation of Airbus Military UK in 2012 Domingo Ureña, envisaged an organisation that would strengthen Airbus Military’s relationship with the Royal Air Force.

The A400M Atlas training services programme will be operated at RAF Brize Norton by A400M Training Services Ltd (ATSL), a joint venture between Airbus Military and Thales UK.

RAF Brize Norton will house two full flight simulators to train RAF pilots, a specialist workstation to train loadmasters, a cockpit simulator to train engineers and a suite of computer-based training equipment. Thales already provides training services at nine different military bases in the UK – including RAF Brize Norton for the VC10, TriStar and Voyager aircraft.

More info: www.airbusmilitary.com/UK