EADS North America
Mobile, AL
Overview: EADS North America still hopes to
assemble aerial tankers at
Brookley Industrial
Complex in Mobile, Ala., but the GAO
decision upholding Boeing's protest, followed
by the Pentagon's decision to delay the contest
puts the project on hold for the time being. A
decision will be made in 2009.

Address: Brookley Industrial Complex, Mobile,


Products or services: Plans to assemble
KC-45A tankers at a new plant should the
Northrop Grumman/EADS North America
team win the new Air Force tanker contract.

Connections: EADS North America also
operates in the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor
Airbus Engineering Center in Mobile, Ala.,
and the American Eurocopter plant in
Columbus, Miss.
Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45A tanker.
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Corporate family
EADS North America
Headquarters: EADS North America, 1616
North Ft. Myer Drive, Suite 1600, Arlington,
VA 22209 United States
Phone: 703.236.3300
Overview: The Mobile assembly plant, if built,
will be part of EADS North America, the
holding company for the company’s North
American operations. Under EADS North
America is
Airbus Americas (Herndon, Va.),
American Eurocopter LLC (Grand Prairie,
EADS CASA North America
(Arlington, Va.), EADS North America Test
and Services (Irvine, Calif.), EADS Secure
Networks North America (Frisco, Texas),
EADS North America Defense Security and
Systems Solutions Inc. (San Antonio, Texas),
EADS Supply and Services (Rockville, Md.),
Fairchild Controls Corp. (Frederick, Md.),
EADS Socata North America Inc. (Pembroke
Pines, FL), PlantCML (Temecula, Calif.) and
TYX Corp. (Reston, Va.).
Parent: EADS North America is a subsidiary of
the European Aeronautic Defense and Space
Co., headquartered in the Netherlands.
Noteworthy: Parent EADS was formed in 1999
by CASA, Daimler Aerospace (DASA,
Germany) and Aerospatiale Matra (France) to
better compete with the U.S.-based Boeing Co.
EADS is the second largest aerospace and
defense company in the world.
Major EADS products: Airbus military and
commercial aircraft, and CASA turboprop
transport aircraft.
Major EADS competitors: BAE Systems,
Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.eadsnorthamerica.com