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    EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter is the largest European aerospace consortium. In 2009 the group employed a workforce of 119,000 personnel generating turnover of € 42.8 billion. Airbus, the manufacturer of the Airbus line of transport aircraft. Its defense oriented products include military derivatives of the Airbus A300 and A330, the A400 military transport and CN-212, 235 and 295 medium transport planes. Eurocopter is EADS’ helicopter manufacturing subsidiary, providing a wide range of military and civil helicopters. Among the military models are Fennec, EC-635, EC-645, Panther, Cougar, NH-90 and Tiger, Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services.