June 9, 2008 - CS has been selected by EADS as “preferred and strategic supplier” for Engineering Services

EADS has selected 28 preferred and strategic suppliers for engineering services out of the existing pool of around 2,000 suppliers. This is in line with both a continuation of EADS’ global sourcing strategy and the Smart Buying objective of the Power8 programme.

Currently EADS spends about € 2 billion per year on engineering services – services, which encompass for example research, modelling, flight physics and design of aircraft. As an aligned structure of all EADS Divisions, it will apply from now on and for the entire EADS Group. The number and size of work packages, which are given to these preferred suppliers, will increase gradually until 2010.

Already selected in December as preferred supplier in the field of "Application Services", this frame contract will contribute to CS activities development in France and Europe for its mission critical systems business and its engineering services for EADS.

"The selection underlines our competitiveness, our involvement on fixed-price projects, our technological expertise and our capacity to propose off-shore solutions.  Through this new EADS European frame-contract, CS Group reinforces its positioning beside Airbus and opens itself to new perspectives beside every EADS companies in Europe" declares Eric Blanc-Garin, Chief Executive Officer of CS.

This has been already reflected through the signing of a new contract for A350 Air Traffic Control embedded systems, from specification to certification through development. CS has already implemented the A380 ATC on-board systems. This 4-years contract shows CS commitment to assume a global function including upgradable maintenance.

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