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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.

Airbus, Bolloré Logistics and WFS race two million face masks to help protect Covid-19 health workers in France and Spain

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has worked alongside Airbus and Bolloré Logistics to expedite the distribution of two million face masks to health workers in...

Airbus to pause majority of production in Spain until 9 April in COVID-19 environment

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The Spanish Government announced new measures on 29 March in the fight against COVID-19. These measures are taking effect between Monday 30 March and...

Airbus flies A330MRTT to China to get face mask supplies to support Europe’s fight against COVID-19

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Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and the United...

Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain in support of COVID-19 crisis efforts

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An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The...

Airbus announces measures to bolster liquidity and balance sheet in response to COVID-19

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New € 15 billion credit facility Withdrawal of 2019 dividend proposal with a cash value of € 1.4 billion Suspension of top-up pension...

Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain, supports global efforts against COVID-19 pandemic

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Airbus SE announces that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 March following health and...

Airbus shuts down production and assembly activities at its French and Spanish sites for the next four days

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Airbus continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus across the globe and is constantly assessing the situation, the impact on employees,...

[Analysis] As Boeing’s problems mount, Airbus sales stall, says GlobalData

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As setbacks for Boeing’s 737 MAX accumulate, uncertainty over its path to recertification continues to impact companies within Boeing’s US supply chain, says GlobalData,...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa will ground complete Airbus A380 fleet until at least May

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Last Friday, Lufthansa Group (Austrian and Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS) announced to take drastic measure against the coronavirus crisis. The...

Airbus’ new weight variant A330neo (251 tonnes) makes its first flight

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The world’s most popular widebody goes farther More range and even better economics: these are the key attributes of Airbus’ increased maximum take-off weight A330neo...

Aeroflot takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

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Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier and member of the SkyTeam alliance, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the launch operator of...

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first...

Airbus deplores U.S. decision to increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the EU

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Airbus deeply regrets the Office of the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) decision to increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the EU as well...

AerCap delivers the first new Airbus A320neo aircraft to EGYPTAIR

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  AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has delivered a new Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease to EGYPTAIR, the first of a 15 A320neo Family...

[Analysis] Airbus blended wing prototype prioritises fuel efficiency

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Following Airbus’s reveal of a scale model demonstrator of its blended wing body aircraft design; Harry Boneham, Associate Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and...

Royal Thai Air Force joins H135 military training operators and orders 6 additional Airbus H135 helicopters

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New order of six H135s will increase its Airbus fleet to 18 helicopters Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters...

A new life for Airbus A321s as highly efficient freighter aircraft

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  Airbus A321 aircraft that have completed their operational service carrying passengers for airlines can soon have a second life as highly efficient freighters, converted...

Airbus A330-800 receives EASA Type Certification, paving the way for entry into service this year

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Airbus A330-800 first flight air to air © Airbus New technologies bring longer range and double-digit fuel burn reduction for airlines The A330-800 has received...

[Analysis] Germany agrees to develop Europe’s new fighter but keeps partners guessing, says GlobalData

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Following yesterday’s news (Wednesday 12 February) that the German Bundestag voted credits for the joint-development of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS); Nicolas Jouan, Defense...

Airbus and the Government of Québec become sole owners of the A220 Programme as Bombardier completes its strategic exit from Commercial Aviation

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Bombardier transfers its remaining interest in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Airbus Canada) to Airbus SE and the Government of Québec Airbus now holds...