Airbus, a world leader in the civil air transport market, employs approximately 52,000 people at sixteen sites in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain. The company relies on partnerships with major companies around the world and has a network of 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries. Airbus manufactures the A380, the largest passenger jet in the world. It consistently captures around 50% of all commercial airliner orders, and it has approximately 6,700 aircraft in service. Airbus, with a revenue of approximately US$52 billion, is part of global the panEuropean corporation European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).
Airbus used Oracle Secure Global Desktop to provide a dispersed workforce of aircraft designers, structural engineers, and other essential, ground-based staff with secure, real-time access to test results during flight trials. Technical teams no longer needed to travel to the company’s center in Toulouse, and experts have the ability to start to evaluate results immediately. Using Oracle Secure Global Desktop has helped Airbus accelerate compliance with global aviation regulations, complete tests required by potential customers more quickly, and reduce time to market for new aircraft.
Airbus selected Oracle Secure Global Desktop over competitor solutions and open source technologies that could also support the UNIX environment because of the product’s ease of deployment, nonintrusive operation, unrivalled security, scalability, and lower cost.
Airbus benefited from the solution’s ease of deployment, allowing it to test, validate, and install a basic configuration in three days.