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News breaking: 2013-10-30

Felipe Steinmetz appointed President and CEO of Airbus Military EADS..


Felipe Steinmetz Comunion, currently Head of Procurement Airframe & Material in Airbus Military, has been appointed President and CEO of Airbus Military EADS PZL "Warszawa - Okecie" S.A. as of 23rd September 2013, succeeding Javier Diaz Gil, who is taking up a new role as CEO of Alestis, a
tier 1 aerospace supplier, based in Spain.

In his new position Mr. Steinmetz will report directly to Miguel Angel Morell, Head of Operations of Airbus Military, and he will be responsible for the industrial activities of the company, which include production of subassemblies for different Airbus and Airbus Military programmes (A330,
C295, and CN235), the development, flight test and production of the turboprop trainer PZL-130 Orlik TC-II, as well as the company's MRO Service Centre in Warsaw and its Aviation Services Unit in Mielec.

"I would like to thank Javier for his important contribution to Airbus Military, especially for his last position in Poland, where the company has undergone strong growth in recent years", said Domingo Urena, CEO of Airbus Military. "Now I look forward to seeing Airbus Military EADS PZL
"Warszawa - Okecie" continuing growing under the leadership of Felipe".

About Airbus Military

Airbus Military is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a comprehensive family of airlifters ranging from three to 45 tonnes of payload. An Airbus daughter company, Airbus Military is responsible for the A400M programme,
as well as the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A330 and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. Together with the smaller "Light & Medium" C295, CN235 and C212, Airbus Military is the global leader in the market for military transport, tanker and surveillance
aircraft able to perform the most varied missions. Altogether, Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft to some 140 military, civilian and governmental customers. More than 850 of these aircraft have been delivered. Airbus is an EADS company.

Airbus Military in Poland

Polish subsidiary of Airbus Military was established following the take-over of PZL "Warszawa-Okecie" by EADS CASA (currently Airbus Military) in 2001. The company operating now as Airbus Military EADS PZL "Warszawa-Okecie" has two sites in Warsaw and Mielec employing over 800 staff. Airbus
Military in Warsaw is a major supplier of subassemblies for the CN235 and C295 programmes and since November 2011 it has been operating a MRO Service Center Warsaw for the Polish Air Force C295 fleet and other potential customers as well as for other Airbus Military products. Its competence
encompasses also design and manufacture of small trainer aircraft and manufacture of harnessing for several Airbus commercial types. Airbus Military EADS PZL "Warszawa-Okecie" also maintains a significant operation at its Mielec site offering aviation services (agroservices, firefighting, and
environmental protection operations).

Contacts for the media:

Jaime Perez-Guerra
Head of Communications
EADS Spain/ Airbus Operations (Spain)/ Airbus Military

Tel.: +34 91 5 85 59 00
Fax: +34 91 5 85 74 35
E-mail:
jaime.perezguerra@military.airbus.com
Maggie Bergsma
Head of Media Relations
Airbus Military/ EADS Spain / Airbus (Spain)

Tel.: +34 91 5 85 76 07
Fax: +34 91 5 85 74 35
Ambra Canale
Media Relations Spain
Airbus Military

Tel.: +34 91 5 85 71 14
Fax: +34 91 5 85 72 64