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.

Philippine Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft

Bringing new levels of efficiency and comfort for the carrier’s regional network Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken...

Lufthansa Group firms up order for six more A320neo and three A320ceo

Lufthansa Group has firmed-up a previous option for six further Airbus A320neo, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of...

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways rolls out of the Airbus assembly hall

The first Airbus A380 for all Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the assembly hall at the Airbus plant in Toulouse. The European aircraft manufacturer posted...

Airbus ACJ320neo Family enters production

Airbus has announced that the manufacture of the first ACJ320neo has begun. Elements are taking shape across Europe and final assembly is due to begin...

A milestone in cabin lighting: Lufthansa A350-900 awarded German Lighting Design Prize

special prize for onboard lighting design  cabin lighting supports the well-being of the passengers already the second award for the Lufthansa A350-900 The Lufthansa...

Launch operator A330neo completes maiden flight, airspace cabin checks commences with TAP Air Portugal aircraft

The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal - MSN1819 - completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight. The aircraft now joins the fleet of...

Airbus received orders for 68 aircraft in April and delivered 51 aircraft during the month

THE MONTH IN REVIEW: APRIL 2018 Airbus booked orders for a total of 68 A320 and A330 family jetliners in April while making 51 deliveries...

WOW air’s first Airbus A330neo rolls out of paint shop

Iceland-based airline continues fleet modernisation WOW air's first A330neo aircraft has rolled out of the paint shop in Toulouse. The low-fare airline based in Iceland...

Eurowings goes Big Apple from Dusseldorf with Brussels Airlines Airbus A340-300

Fly directly from Düsseldorf to the Big Apple six times a week from Saturday World premiere: first BIZclass on the long-haul route of...

Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional Airbus Helicopters H225 order

New purchase brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 13 units Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast...

Airbus and Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine integration collaboration agreement

Airbus’ powerplant integration expertise to play an important role in optimising the fuel efficiency gains of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine demonstrator   Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed...

Airbus and Dassault Aviation join forces on Future Combat Air System

         Landmark agreement to develop and produce Europe’s next generation combat aircraft ...

Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB completes first flight

Singapore Airlines to resume world’s longest commercial flights The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight....

Drukair of Bhutan opts for the Airbus A320neo

Unmatched performance for high altitude airports Drukair, the flag carrier of Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one A320neo to...

Primera takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at...

Airbus’ A330neo continues toward its 2018 service entry

  Flight evaluations take two A330neo test aircraft to locations around the globe The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of...

Assembly of WOW air’s first Airbus A330neo in last phase

The low-cost airline is expanding its fleet with increasingly efficient aircraft The fleet of WOW air will soon be expanded with a new A330neo: the...

The Airbus A321LR “goes long” with record-breaking flight

This variant of Airbus’ A321, which will enter service in 2018, has the longest range of any single-aisle jetliner The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321...

SAS orders an additional Airbus A330-300 to further standardise its future long-haul fleet

One additional aircraft to increase efficiency with lower carbon footprint SAS selected the A330-300 to further standardize its long-haul fleet. One new A330-300 equipped with...

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...