Paris/ Munich, 12 February 2020 – The French and German governments have awarded Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the first framework contract (phase 1A) to launch the demonstrator phase for the future Combat Air System (FCAS). Last year, Spain reached a framework agreement with France and Germany on joining the program and tasked Indra with leading the efforts. This framework contract covers an initial period of 18 months and launches work on the development of demonstrators and the maturation of the most modern technologies, with the aim of starting flight tests as early as 2026. At the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Dassault Aviation and Airbus announced a cooperation agreement for the development of the FCAS. Dassault, Airbus has obtained with its partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales the first framework contract for the launch of the demonstrator phase. From February 2020, it will cover an 18-month period of research and development. While Spain has given different roles to the aforementioned companies, it has been sidelined: The French and German governments have launched the demonstration phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) with the issuance of a first framework contract. In 2017, Germany and Spain asked Airbus to start work on a proposal for a new fighter jet called the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).   [Note: Article 4(21)110 of the Payment Services Directive] Statement by Leslie Rae Ferat, Executive Director, and Eduardo Bianco, Regional Coordinator, AMRO, Framework Convention Alliance, on the transition from Since the beginning of 2019, the industrial partners have been working on the future architecture as part of the joint study of the programme concept. The FCAS program is now entering another decisive phase with the launch of the demonstrator phase. Through AirbusAirbus is a world leader in aeronautics and space and related services.
In 2018, it achieved a turnover of 64 billion euros and employed about 134,000 people. Airbus offers the most complete range of airliners. Airbus is also a European leader in refuelling, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world leaders in space. When it comes to helicopters, Airbus offers the world`s most efficient civil and military rotary aircraft solutions. Media contactJean Dupont firstname.lastname@example.org +33 (0) 633 37 64 66 A simulation environment is developed together to ensure consistency between protesters. In December 2018, the Federal Ministry of Defence welcomed Spain`s expression of interest in the programme.  Safran is an international high-tech group operating in the aeronautical propulsion and equipment, space and defence sectors. . .