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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.

First Air France Airbus A350-900 rolls out of the final assembly line

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Emirates expands its A380 network with scheduled service to Riyadh

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo

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With first Airbus A321neo delivery nearing, JetBlue announces first new route made possible by aircraft’s extended range

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Hi Fly’s sole Airbus A380 to operate for Air Senegal on flight(s) between Paris and Dakar

It's been a while that Hi Fly operated its sole Airbus A380 for a scheduled flight: this will change as around 15:05 (UTC) today...

American Airlines Airbus A321 returns to New York JFK after hitting a sign during take-off

On 10 April, an American Airlines Airbus A321 (N114NN) departed New York JFK's runway 31L. During take-off roll, however, the aircraft veered left causing...

Norwegian postpones delivery of Airbus A320neo and A321LR aircraft

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Airbus to add a 6th BelugaXL to its internal fleet

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Airbus ACJ319 is highlighted at ABACE show

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting an ACJ319 at the ABACE show, demonstrating the benefits of the best business jet cabin in the sky....

Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330-800(neo) aircraft

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330...

TAP Air Portugal takes delivery of its first A321LR

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order. The airline becomes the first airline to operate a combined...

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225 rescue helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters...

Airbus and Safran win Crystal Cabin Award with Lower Deck Pax Experience Modules

Airbus in cooperation with Safran has won the 2019 Crystal Cabin Award in the category Cabin Concepts. The Lower Deck Pax Experience Modules consists...

American Airlines launches Airbus A321neo service with new cabin, larger overhead luggage bins

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Photo: airBaltic receives its 16th Airbus A220-300

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EU and Airbus achieve major win against US at WTO, with solid basis for billions in countermeasures

WTO Appellate Body sides with EU and confirms inaction of Boeing to address illegal subsidies and includes new ones in its judgment Absent...

Evelop Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB

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China and Airbus expand their Partnership in civil aviation with a mega-order of 290 A320s and 10 A350s

Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of...

Comlux takes delivery of its first Airbus ACJ320neo

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Kazakhstan Border Service places order for Airbus C295

The Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.  Through this new agreement, which includes...