The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) uses HotDocs to generate design, justification, and procedure documentation for Telecom Satellite programs. The rationale is that EADS has to design and produce spacecraft in a very short time with very different payloads, using similar design techniques.

“Each satellite is unique, but the process to design them is very similar, with up to 90% of the process being repeated. However, this means that we have about 5 to 10% of changes in our design and build process from one spacecraft to the next. HotDocs is a good product and helps us to industrialize the design and production of telecom spacecraft.”– EADS Space Engineer

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, employing 133,000 people at more than 170 sites worldwide. EADS includes:

  • Airbus, the leading global manufacturer of the most innovative commercial and military aircraft.
  • Astrium, the European leader in space programs and the third biggest space provider worldwide.
  • Cassidian, the worldwide leader in state-of-the-art solutions for armed forces and civil security worldwide.
  • Eurocopter, the world’s primary helicopter manufacturer in the civil sector, offering the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.