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Airbus Military Engineering Update: May 2012
These slides were presented during the Trade Media 2012 event held at Madrid, Spain and Toulouse, France in May 2012.
Miguel Angel Morell, SVP Head of Engineering, provided a look at the current engineering improvement efforts, which are the focus of attention in 2012.
The C-295 Airborne Early Warning and C2 aircraft which was announced last year prior to the Paris Air Show was a particular focus of attention in the briefing.
One of the more interesting discussions revolved around the use of rapid prototyping in the development of the product as well as re-shaping manufacturing processes.
Also of note was the evolution of the power plant in cooperation with Pratt and Whitney and the weapons testing on the aircraft in its maritime patrol role.
Another topic of interest was the development of an enhanced debriefing system for the A330 MRTT tanker, which allows better training and operational learning.