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, AL
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 the Airbus Engineering Center in Mobile, Ala., and the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Miss.
Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45A tanker.
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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, Texas), 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, Boeing, Lockheed Martin