HENSOLDT Strengthens Avionics Business

09.03.2021 Aviation
HENSOLDT Strengthens Avionics Business

HENSOLDT Strengthens Avionics Business

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Sensor Solution specialist HENSOLDT is strengthening its avionics business by re-naming its subsidiary EUROAVIONICS GmbH, Pforzheim, and addressing the avionics market under the unified brand name HENSOLDT Avionics. The strategic move is driven by a new management team led by the Managing Directors, André Hinueber and Dieter Buchdrucker. EUROAVIONICS has been part of HENSOLDT Group since 2017.

“HENSOLDT Avionics is highly successful in the civil avionics market while HENSOLDT has a strong position in the military avionics domain. Our complementary portfolio and market access open up mutual growth opportunities which are now also reflected by the name change,” said Celia Pelaz, Head of Spectrum Dominance/Airborne Solutions at HENSOLDT.

HENSOLDT Avionics Group, with approximately 100 employees, designs, produces and markets civil certified avionic equipment that provides interfaces to a wide range of third-party avionics and sensors. Among their products are situational awareness mission management systems as well as enhanced reality computers and autopilots, particularly for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The company generates revenues of more than € 20m. Their products are installed in almost every type of civil rotary wing aircraft by various OEMs.

Mother company HENSOLDT is a leading provider of military avionics systems such as situational awareness systems, military mission computers and flight data recorders for helicopters and fighter aircraft.

By March 1st, 2021 a new management team at the HENSOLDT Avionics GmbH has been established. André Hinueber served at Hensoldt Sensors GmbH for several years and will be Managing Director and responsible for the Business Development & Manufacturing. Dieter Buchdrucker is Co-Managing Director and responsible for HR and Finance. Michael Gröninger as Authorized Officer will be responsible for the product business as a long-time and experienced manager of HENSOLDT Avionics GmbH.

HENSOLDT is a German champion in the defense industry with a leading market position in Europe and global reach. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, develops sensor solutions for defense and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT is also continuously expanding its portfolio in cyber and developing new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity. With more than 5,600 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of EUR 1.2 billion in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on SDAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

HENSOLDT Avionics GmbH is an internationally operating aviation supplier in the field of avionics, especially Situational Awareness & Mission Management Systems. The high-end products are characterized by flexibility and modularity and cover a wide range of application areas and customer groups. Among others, the majority of European police helicopter squadrons and air rescue services belong to the customer base. Coast guards, offshore and VIP customers use the systems in every flight. Leading aircraft manufacturers (OEMs), such as Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo S.p.A., Sikorsky, Bell Helicopters, Russian Helicopters, or Embraer integrate the avionics products in the cockpit or mission console of their helicopters and aircraft.


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