After a gap of three years, Airbus held its three-day Trade Media Briefing for military aviation journalists from all over the world. Alan Warnes reports from Bavaria.
The media event in early November was a chance to catch up with senior management and receive updates on many of the company’s military programmes. Although the focus was the German division – Airbus Helicopters at Donauwörth and Airbus Defence and Space at Manching – several key players from the company’s Madrid branch discussed recent developments in their airlifter (C295 and A400M) and tanker (A330 MRTT) businesses. As well as the Donauwörth and Manching facilities, media representatives also went to nearby Neuburg air base to visit the Eurofighter-equipped Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74 (TaktLwG 74).