AIRBUS Defence & Space

  • Scope and Content: 1,900 rolls of vertical aerial survey film covering locations in the UK and Ireland.
  • Conditions Governing Access: Open. Catalogued imagery is accessible via the NCAP website and Paid Search service


The AIRBUS Defence & Space collection contains aerial photography flown by several important aerial survey companies over a period of 50 years. This imagery covers large parts of the UK and Europe and was brought together over several decades, following the acquisition or merger of successive companies. The resultant archive of accumulated aerial photography includes the output of aerial survey firms including:




The collection was transferred to the management of NCAP in 2015 by AIRBUS Defence & Space.


View AIRBUS Defence & Space images.