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Reduced production of the Ariane 6: European launcher industry in distress MT Aerospace AG in Augsburg massively affected.
Staff and management demand clear political decisions
Augsburg, August 5, 2020. “The initial launch of Ariane 6 has been postponed. This means that series production will commence at a later date and on a smaller scale than planned. The fallout from the corona pandemic is additionally exacerbating the situation. We are in a difficult position,” states Hans Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace AG. “Unless the governments of the European countries involved express their clear commitment to stabilizing the European launcher industries in the near future and arrange full funding of the Ariane 6 development project, MT Aerospace AG faces massive economic problems before the end of the year. There is a threat of further losses of jobs and the valuable expertise that has been built up over decades. If we fail to gain any solid perspective in the early autumn, we will be forced to make unpleasant business decisions.”
Ulrich Scheib appointed Chief Commercial Officer
Bremen / Augsburg, April 1, 2020. The Supervisory Board of Augsburg-based MT Aerospace AG, which is part of the listed high-technology group OHB SE, has appointed Ulrich Scheib to the company’s Management Board effective April 1, 2020. As a member of the Management Board of MT Aerospace AG, Ulrich Scheib will be responsible for program management, sales, Kourou business and future growth activities. Ulrich Scheib joined the company in October 2015, until now holding the position of Director of Space Programs, Business Development and Strategy.
New perspectives in the space sector for Bavaria
On Monday, February 3, 2020, the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder visited the aerospace company MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of OHB SE, in Augsburg. He was welcomed by Hans Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace AG, and Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB SE. The central theme of the visit was MT Aerospace AG’s future prospects following the resolutions passed at the ESA Council of Ministers Space19+ conference last November, as well as New Space strategies for expanding Bavarian leadership in Germany and Europe.