Airbus

Airbus SAS is a division of the multinational Airbus Group SE that manufactures civil aircraft. It is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain, China, United Kingdom and the United States. The company employs 72,816. Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) (80%) and BAE Systems (20%). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006. Airbus has sixteen key sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain, Tianjin, China, and Mobile, United States. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan and India. The company produces and markets the first commercially viable digital fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380. The 10,000th aircraft, an A350, was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 14 October 2016 ; the global Airbus fleet having performed more than 110 million flights over 215 billion kilometres, carrying 12 billion passengers.

Airbus corporate jet is highlighted at ABACE show

Your world above the world on display Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting the better travel experience that its aircraft provide, together with their many...

Wizz Air signs order with Geven to equip 110 Airbus A321neo with new seat model

WIZZ’S FLEET EXPANSION COMES WITH GREAT COMFORT AND A NEW SEAT MODEL Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and...

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace enter into a partnership for a new lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities

Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments. Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate. To be included in...

Airbus launches advanced indoor inspection drone to reduce aircraft inspection times and enh­­­ance report quality

To be available for MROs and airlines in the last quarter of 2018 First application for Airbus’ single-aisle family Developed in partnership with...

Airbus launches new Cabin-Flex option for A380 with Qantas

Up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats. To be available in service from 2019. As part of the efficiency-boosting...

To create a single-type fleet, SAS orders fifty additional Airbus A320neo aircraft

SAS has decided to order 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft with delivery from spring 2019 through 2023. This order means SAS for the first time...

Air Lease Corporation announces lease placement of Airbus A330-900neo with Hi Fly

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced a medium-term lease agreement with Hi Fly (Portugal) for one Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The aircraft is...

Qatar Airways brings the Airbus A350-900 to Cardiff for the inauguration of the new Welsh route

Airline’s first flight to Cardiff will be on the Airbus A350-900 aircraft Qatar Airways will launch daily flights to Cardiff on 1 May 2018 Qatar Airways...

HiFly, first Portuguese airline and 4th European one to get the Airbus A380

Singapore International Airlines (SIA) was the launch customer of the Airbus A380 mammoth aircraft. It is now starting to get rid of the first...

Vietnam’s FLC Group selects Airbus A321neo for Bamboo Airways

Strong demand for the largest member of the best-selling A320 Family   Vietnam’s FLC Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for up to...

First Lufthansa A380 routes from Munich launched today: Los Angeles, Peking, Hong Kong

Ready for A380 take-off – Hello Los Angeles! Premiere for A380 commercial flights from Munich – LH 452 on Sunday 25 March at 12.00  The...

Double Airbus A400M delivery launches celebrations of 20th anniversary of OCCAR Convention signature

Airbus has for the first time formally delivered two A400M new generation airlifters to two different nations in one day. The company handed over the...

Airbus signs long-term cooperation framework with Luxembourg to strengthen industrial collaboration, develop research partnerships

Airbus and the Luxembourg Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for increased global long-term cooperation in the areas...

Airbus and London Heathrow airport celebrate 10th anniversary of first A380 flight to London

More than 200 million passengers have enjoyed the A380 experience Airbus and Heathrow airport are celebrating the 10th anniversary of A380 operations at the airport....

Sections for first All Nippon Airways A380 arrive in Toulouse

Final assembly of the first A380 for Japan set to start next month The main sections of the first A380 for Japan’s All Nippon Airways...

Airbus A320neo engine woes: eight IndiGo and three GoAir Airbus A320neo aircraft grounded until June

Indian low-cost carriers IndiGo and GoAir today cancelled 65 flights after the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded 11 Airbus A320neo aircraft...

Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

On 8 March 2018, Voom launched its on-demand helicopter booking platform in Mexico City. The Mexican capital is now the world’s second city after...

Airbus Helicopters awarded $273 million contract for 35 UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. received a contract valued at approximately $273 million to deliver 35 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The $273 million...

Turkish Airlines selects Airbus A350 XWB with an MoU for 25 units, lifting its fleet to new heights

Airbus newest widebody aircraft for leading Turkish carrier Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraft plus five...

Rate reductions of Airbus A380 and A400M will affect up to 3,700 employees

To produce six A380s and eight A400Ms per year as of 2020 To enter into a formal social process, key focus on redeployments Following...