Organisation profile

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide, supported by a comprehensive services offering. The groupís civil and military businesses develop in parallel to serve a single objective : the security of people, property and nations.

Thales is organized in six divisions: Aerospace, Space, Air Systems, Land & Joint Systems, Naval and Security & Solutions Services. Its customer-facing organization maximizes synergies to deliver the optimum combination of efficiency and competitiveness.

The Thales Aerospace Division provides all the capabilities demanded by our Customers from onboard equipment, sub-systems, systems, prime contracting and high value-added services, both in civil and military markets. As prime contractor in its areas of expertise, Thales plays a pivotal role in many of todayís most ambitious aeronautical programs: A380, Boeing 787, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Sikorsky S-76D, Rafale, Mirage, A400M, Lynx, Tigre, NH90, Meltem, Watchkeeper, etc. It applies its dual technology expertise for the benefit of all customers: aircraft manufacturers, airlines, operators, MOD, armed forces, defence agencies, etc.

The Aerospace Division has 13,000 employees (3,300 outside France) in eight countries: France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, China, Singapore. The division generates annual sales of Ä2.4 billion, with spending on Research & Development equal to 17% of sales.

Thales is the European leader in the avionics market and one of the world's top three suppliers of cockpit and cabin electronics, onboard utilities, power generation equipment and in-flight entertainment systems for both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. The group offers a complete catalogue of onboard equipment, including the design and integration of sophisticated communications, navigation and surveillance functions.

Thalesí product and service offer covers all types of aircraft, including civil and military transport aircraft, regional transport, business jets, military training, reconnaissance and combat aircraft, as well as all types of civil and military helicopters. In the civil aircraft market, Thales is the main supplier of avionics to Airbus and also serves Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Sukhoi, Embraer and Eurocopter.