Airbus Group

Team Leader

Christian Wilhelmi

Airbus Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. It comprises Airbus as a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative commercial aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space as the 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 world’s widest range of civil and military helicopters. Airbus Group was established in 2000 through the merger of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG in Germany, Aérospatiale Matra in France, and CASA in Spain. Research & Technology (R&T) plays a central role in Airbus Group. Remaining competitive by being more innovative, better and faster to deliver products than its competitors is only possible with a constant drive for innovation. A global network of Technical Capabilities Centres, collectively known as Airbus Group Innovations (AGI) operates the corporate Research and Technology (R&T) laboratories that promote the Group’s technical innovation potential with a focus on the long-term. The structure of the network covers the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to Airbus Group. The teams at Airbus Group Innovations are organised in global and transnational Technical Capability Centres: Composites Technologies, Metallic Technologies & Surface Engineering, Structures Engineering, Production & Mechatronics, Engineering, Physics, IT, Security Services & Simulation, Sensors, Electronics & Systems Integration, Energy & Propulsion and Disruptive Scenarios and Concepts Center