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.
Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace join forces to offer aerospace customers additive manufacturing solutions
Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland & Augsburg, Germany – June 17, 2019 – Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are partnering to accelerate the use of additive parts in the aerospace and defense industries. The partnership aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defense market by providing end-to-end solutions to their customers.
MT Aerospace and ArianeGroup sign development contracts with ESA for enhanced Ariane 6 composite upper stage technologies
- MT Aerospace and ArianeGroup are signing two contracts to demonstrate maturity of all enabling technologies for a new lightweight, cost-optimized, versatile Ariane 6 composite upper stage
- PHOEBUS is a project to validate technologies and concepts for an optimized upper stage on Ariane 6
Bremen, May 6, 2019. ArianeGroup and Arianespace today announced the start of production of the first 14 serial models of the European carrier Ariane 6 launcher in a joint announcement.
MT Aerospace AG is the largest supplier to the Ariane program outside France.
The most important points from the ArianeGroup and Arianespace press release:
- Arianespace orders the first series models of the Ariane 6 from ArianeGroup.
- Together with the European industrial network, ArianeGroup starts production of the first 14 Ariane 6s, which will be in operation in parallel with the last ten Ariane 5s from 2021 to 2023.
- The first series production models of the Ariane 6 will leave the Ariane Group's plants at the beginning of 2021.
- Ariane 6 is a programme of the European Space Agency ESA. The maiden flight is scheduled for 2020 as part of the development contract.
More information in this press release.
Augsburg, May 02nd 2019.With today's final burst test, the Augsburg-based aerospace company MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of the listed technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), has successfully completed the development of a further carbon fibre reinforced rocket motor housing (CFK booster).
Bremen, October 02nd 2018. The Augsburg-based space technology company MT Aerospace AG today received the "Space Flight Awareness Award" for its outstanding work on the heavy-duty rocket system SLS of the US space agency NASA. The award was presented by former NASA astronaut and current Boeing Starliner space pilot Chris Ferguson on the recommendation of "The Boeing Company" at the International Astronautical Congress IAC in Bremen.
Augsburg, September 26, 2018. Today MT Aerospace an Augsburg based company is celebrating the 100th launch of the ARIANE 5 from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. This anniversary launch marks an important milestone for European space travel. Ariane5 is an ESA program with ArianeGroup as prime industrial lead contractor. MT can proudly show itself to the public as a key partner in the successful development of the launcher.
Mainz/Bochum September 21, 2018. The Mainz-based company MT Mechatronics Germany, a subsidiary of MT Aerospace AG, has today been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of five antennas by prime contractor SCISYS Deutschland GmbH for the ground segment of the “Heinrich Hertz” national satellite communications mission.