Airbus cybersecurity, safety and sustainability subsidiary launches

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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A new Airbus subsidiary bringing together the company’s expertise in cybersecurity, safety and sustainability-related services has been officially established.

Airbus Protect has been set up to protect Airbus company-wide and meet the needs of external authorities and commercial customers, including in the field of critical infrastructures.

This new organisation brings together more than 1,200 experts based in France, Germany, the UK, Spain and Belgium, who will grow Airbus’ capabilities and leverage synergies to further develop its expertise in these key areas, said Airbus.

“We are proud to see Airbus Protect go live today to support Airbus’ ambition to develop an integrated offering in this critical business area,” said Thierry Racaud, Airbus Protect chief executive. “Our teams are committed to meeting our customers’ needs and challenges ahead with an exceptional group of professionals and resources at all levels. The diversification of fields of application linked to the size of Airbus and its products will provide a fabulous playground for them and for the new talents that will join us in the future.”

Racaud has extensive international business management experience in the aerospace sector and has held multiple executive positions in IT and services companies globally.

The combination of Airbus’ competences in services related to cybersecurity, safety and sustainability, notably the management of environmental, corporate responsibility, health and safety risks, will offer opportunities for external growth in different market segments, where the company’s expertise in protecting highly sensitive and demanding systems will create strong value propositions, said Airbus.

With Airbus Protect, the company not only aims to consolidate its existing resources but to further grow them, creating attractive opportunities for digital talent and continuing the positive trend of hundreds of cybersecurity experts recruited over the recent years.

Airbus has a busy order book for 2022. In November 2021, Air Lease became the first company to sign up for the A350 freighter model, ordering seven of the model. Later that month, CMA CGM placed an order for four of the freighters.

In December, Air France-KLM signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for four A350Fs and purchase rights for an additional four aircraft. That same month, Singapore Airlines (SIA) signed an LOI to purchase seven A350Fs, with options to order another five aircraft.

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