EADS INNOVATION WORKS
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space company (EADS) is the largest aerospace company in Europe and the second largest worldwide. EADS is market leader in civil aeronautics, defence technology, helicopters, space, missiles, military transport and combat aircraft and the associated services. The EADS Group includes the commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the helicopter supplier Eurocopter and the space company Astrium.
The Innovation Works research centers are responsible for the EADS group upstream research and technology activities. Its two main sites near Paris and Munich employ approximately 600 people including doctorates and university interns. Innovation Works is committed to promoting product and assembly methodologies improvements, towards leaner solutions and to increase the performance of manual work in order to keep production in Europe.
EADS Innovation Works has developed software tools for assembly aspects including tolerance definition, parts and sous-assemblies validation, digital manufacturing and virtual reality and has participated on the specification and development of robotised solutions for the aeronautical industry as well as multimedia mobile solutions to reduce the gap between workers and information systems. EADS is involved on several European projects including AFFIX and PISA, and on national projects like ENCA3 and AVIBUS.The Surface Treatments team develops and qualifies protection solutions for aircraft parts including new generation coating as well as product application solutions.
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