Cobham Honored By Prestigious Award From Airbus


  • Leading aircraft manufacturer selects Cape Town-based supplier Cobham for the Best Performer Award in systems and equipment

Lyngby, Denmark | November 2, 2015– Cobham has received the Best Performer Award in systems and equipment, cabin and propulsion from Airbus in its Best in Class 2015 Partner Awards.

The award was presented to Cobham Antennas in Dourdan, which is part of Cobham Aerospace Communications, in recognition for its supply of satellite communication antennas to Airbus and specifically for ‘maturity, for cross-programmes communications antennas as well as sustainability of excellent performance’.

The Cobham antennas, which are designed and manufactured at Cobham SA’s facility in Westlake, Cape Town, are installed in all Airbus jetliners, from the 124-seat A319 to the 550-seat A380 superjumbos and the all new mid-size ultra-long haul A350 XWB airliner.

Airbus acknowledged eight suppliers’ outstanding contribution in the areas of aerostructure and material, systems & equipment – cabin and propulsion and general procurement. The awarded suppliers were selected by the Airbus Executive Committee in consultation with business stakeholders. Superior performances in areas such as pragmatic innovation, high quality product delivery and services as well as the importance of a strong collaborative business partnership qualify this year’s winners.

In 2014, Airbus spent more than €32.4 billion with over 7,200 direct suppliers worldwide.

Cobham SATCOM’s pioneering range of aeronautical standalone AVIATOR High Gain, Intermediate Gain and Low Gain antennas features an aerodynamic profile and a small footprint for optimum performance. From the AVIATOR HGA-7001 to the LGA-3000, this family of phased array fuselage and tail cap mount Inmarsat antennas is ideal for air transport aircraft, business aircraft, surveillance aircraft and helicopters.

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