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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.

Lufthansa Technik Malta receives approval for Airbus A350-1000 overhauls

Recent certification by the German Federal Aviation Office The first three A350 customers expected until the end of this year Lufthansa Technik Malta is...

Air Canada announces first two routes to be operated with Airbus A220-300: Montreal-Seattle & Toronto-San Jose

The only non-stop flights from Montreal-Seattle, and from Toronto-San Jose, California Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces...

Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A350-1000 “Red Velvet” has landed at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft has landed in London for the final finishing touches before its inaugural flight. Named ‘Red Velvet’, it will...

AirAsia receives its first Airbus A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via...

First of two A340 aircraft (operated by Brussels Airlines) leaves Eurowings fleet, which will be harmonised on A330 type

Eurowings has only one Airbus A340 left in its fleet and this one will soon be replaced by another A330. However, the harmonised A330...

[Paris Airshow] “Meet & Greet with Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Crew”

Authors and Photo Credits Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet  A look back at the Paris Airshow held on June 2019. We had the opportunity to 'Meet &...

Airbus Helicopters opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Expands full flight simulation centre Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery...

Airbus begins U.S. production of A220 aircraft

Airbus has today officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based...

Lufthansa Airbus A321 between Dublin and Munich diverts twice: to London Heathrow and then to Brussels

On 3 August, a Lufthansa Airbus A321 (D-AIRW) operated flight LH2515 between Dublin, Ireland and Munich, Germany. The aircraft - cleared to operate with...

Airbus reports Half-Year (H1) 2019 results with a strong increase of EBIT

• Commercial aircraft environment robust • H1 financials mainly reflect A320 Family ramp-up and NEO transition • Revenues € 30.9 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 2.5 billion •...

Air France orders 60 Airbus A220-300, retires A380 fleet by 2022

The Air France-KLM Board of Directors approved several strategic decisions concerning the development of the Air France fleet, following a meeting on July 30,...

Aircalin takes delivery of its first of two Airbus A330neo aircraft

New Caledonia’s Aircalin has taken delivery of its first of two A330-900 at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, with the second aircraft joining...

British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 touches down at London Heathrow

British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The...

Airbus A220 embarks on demonstration tour across Asia

An Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft will visit six Asian destinations as part of a demonstration tour across the region. After a stopover at...

Air Lease Corporation delivers first of eight new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft to Aer Lingus

Today Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft on long-term lease to Aer Lingus (Dublin, Ireland).  This Airbus...

Airbus A400M achieves paratrooping milestone

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter continues to achieve milestones towards full capability after the successful deployment of 50 paratroopers from a side door...

Airbus Helicopters scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Order includes region’s first HCare First premium support package Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this...

Lion Air becomes the first Airbus A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific region

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is...

Six additional Airbus A320s for Austrian Airlines, which will phase-out turboprops

• CCO Andreas Otto: “Strong signal towards low-cost competitors” • First aircraft scheduled for delivery in August 2019 • Fleet development: Jets will gradually replace turboprops The...

Airbus’ 50th U.S.-produced A321 delivered to Delta Air Lines, powered with sustainable jet fuel

New jetliners are provided with sustainable jet fuel Airbus has expanded its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends, with one of the latest involving...