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.

Air China takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order...

Norwegian to wet-lease Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 between London Gatwick and New York JFK

After the wet-lease by Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia on 1 and 2 August and before a wet-lease to Air Austral from 24 August, Hi...

Lufthansa receives first Airbus A320neo with new design

11th Airbus A320neo is named ‘Heidenheim an der Brenz’ Lufthansa is receiving another brand new A320neo. The aircraft left the Airbus assembly plant in...

German Transport Minister Scheuer and Lufthansa CEO Spohr recommend measures to enhance the quality of air traffic

Recent events in Munich have shown how vulnerable the system is In a side note to the talk, Scheuer and Spohr christened a...

Airbus launches ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme, first in Mexico

Programme to help meet global demand for pilots over the next 20 years. Mexico City-based pilot school Escuela de Aviacion Mexico to be...

Hi Fly released interior pictures of their first Airbus A380

Portuguese ACMI specialist Hi Fly today released interior pictures of their first Airbus A380, the aircraft is registered under its Maltese subsidiary as 9H-MIP....

airBaltic receives tenth Airbus A220-300

The Latvian airline airBaltic received the tenth Airbus A220-300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSJ, in Riga on July 20. By the end of 2018, airBaltic...

Belgian chemical company Solvay and Airbus sign contract extension for composite and auxiliary materials

Solvay and Airbus have signed a contract extension until 2025 for the supply of advanced materials.   This contract extends the portfolio of products supplied to...

Airbus wins new business for 431 commercial aircraft at Farnborough Airshow 2018

Strong show endorsement for Airbus’ Widebody Family – including the new A330neo Year-to-date business covers all Airbus aircraft families. Airbus announced strong commercial aircraft...

AirAsia X orders 34 more Airbus A330neo aircraft

AirAsia X has placed an order with Airbus for an additional 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show...

Airbus welcomes Hi Fly A380 at Farnborough International Airshow

Hi Fly, the 14th operator of the iconic double-decker wide-body airliner, is displaying its A380 for the first time at Farnborough International Airshow 2018...

First Airbus BelugaXL successfully completes maiden flight

The first BelugaXL took off this morning from Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10:30 hrs local time, for its maiden flight over south-western France....

Vietjet to order 50 more Airbus A321neo aircraft

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of an additional 50 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The agreement was...

Undisclosed customer orders 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft

A customer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 A320neo aircraft at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the...

EasyJet takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

easyJet has taken delivery of its first of 30 A321neo aircraft at a delivery event at the Farnborough International Airshow, attended by easyJet CEO...

Viva Aerobus firms up order for 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft, plus 16 A321neo upconversions

Viva Aerobus, the ultra-low-cost carrier based in Mexico, has firmed up an amendment for 25 incremental A321neo and 16 upconversions of A320neos to A321neos...

Uganda Airlines orders two Airbus A330neo aircraft

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody...

Undisclosed customer orders six Airbus A330neo Family aircraft

A customer has signed a commitment for six A330neo Family aircraft. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Launched in...

Future U.S. airline signs commitment for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft

A new U.S. airline start-up announced a commitment today for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding was...

Undisclosed customer orders 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

A customer has penned a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A321neo and 75 A320neo aircraft. The agreement for 100 additional A320neo Family aircraft adds...