L'incontournable projet étudiant

In partnership with great European participants in aeronautical and space sectors:

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Company profile

Airbus Group – known as EADS until January 1, 2014 – is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Group comprises Airbus as a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative commercial aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space as defence and space leader in Europe, providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services, and Airbus Helicopters which offers the widest range of civil and military helicopters in the world. Airbus Group is a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA and a 50% partner in turboprop aircraft maker, ATR. In 2013, the Group generated revenues of € 59.3 billion and employed a workforce of over 144,000.

Airbus Group has three powerful Divisions:

  • AIRBUS is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 13.800 aircraft to more than 360 customers worldwide. Airbus has achieved more than 8,000 deliveries since the first Airbus aircraft entered into service. Headquartered in Toulouse, France.
  • Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Employing approximately 22,000 people worldwide, Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who together fly more than 3 million hours per year.
  • Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.


Airbus Group has also several affiliated companies that provide specialist solutions like:

  • MBDA: leader mondial in the field of missile.
  • ATR is the world’s major manufacturer of short-haul turboprop aircraft.
  • EADS EFW: company specialized in the conversion of Airbus passenger aircraft into freighters, while also providing structural and furnishing components.
  • EADS Sogerma: company specialized in aerostructures and cabin outfitting.


Moreover, Airbus Group has a strong innovation spirit. That is the reason why, the Group has its own center of research and development which is called Innovation Works. The center is continually looking for the best men and women from around the world who share the Airbus Group “nolimit” attitude of developing the aerospace and defence technologies of tomorrow.



  • Website: www.airbus-group.com
  • Representative: 
    • Véronique Chanterelle, Airbus Defence and Space, Employment Marketing


Motivation of the company to sponsor the challenge

Airbus Group chose to join this challenge in order to transmit to the future young engineers the passion of our trades and our products. Through this project we wish to share innovation ways and to take up the challenges of tomorrow: suborbital flights!

In a scientific environment framed by the best companies of the sector and well by the ACE, this project makes it possible to familiarize engineers with concrete projects in an out-of-school context.

The teams will have the possibility of exchanging, learning and sharing their knowledge to conclude their subject.

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How to take part?

With the agreement of their teaching institution, teams (two to five students) can apply online, on this website, to work on one of the 10 Work Packages proposed by the Challenge. These projects can be led completely autonomously ...


Who can apply to the Challenge?

The Challenge aims to European college students.
If you are currently studying any of the following subjects, the Challenge is for you:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Economy
  • Law
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Medicine
  • Etc.

Work instructions

To check carefully before beginning the project.

Platform access

Access to the platform teams to download.
(For teams registered).

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