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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.

Air Austral signs a purchase agreement for three Airbus A220 aircraft

Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order, Air Austral...

Airbus marks its 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft delivery

Airbus has delivered the 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft, an A321neo produced in Hamburg, Germany, was delivered to Indian airline IndiGo. IndiGo is the...

Air Astana presents its first Airbus A321LR aircraft at ceremony in Nur-Sultan

Air Astana of Kazakhstan presented its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) ‘Super Arrow’ aircraft at a ceremony held in the airline’s technical centre...

Volotea will connect Toulouse to Hamburg on behalf of Airbus

Starting Monday, November 4, 2019, the airline Volotea will link Toulouse to Hamburg, and connect two of the main Airbus sites for five years....

Airbus A400M completes (Belgian and French) paratrooper simultaneous dispatch

Major achievement with the synchronised deployment of 80 paratroopers from both side doors on a single pass The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has completed...

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 helicopter for search and rescue

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the...

The U.S. imposes a 10% tariff on Airbus aircraft produced in Europe

Despite a last-minute plea by Airbus, the United States is introducing a 10 percent tariff on new aircraft heavier than 30 tonnes imported from...

Airbus reiterates call for talks to reduce trade tensions and avoid tariffs on both US and European aircraft  

Airbus SE notes the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the level of countermeasures it authorises the United States to impose on...

Airbus inaugurates new A320 structure assembly line in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated its highly automated fuselage structure assembly line for A320 Family aircraft in Hamburg, showcasing an evolution in Airbus’ industrial production system. With...

Air France takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB named “Toulouse”

Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900, the world’s most efficient all-new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order...

The new Airbus H145 helicopter lands on top of the Andes at 6,962 m

Argentina – Airbus Helicopters has reached new heights: the latest version of the H145 has set its skids down on the Aconcagua, the highest mountain...

Lufthansa Technik develops VIP interior for the Airbus A220

Open Space concept SkyRetreat provides a new level of freedom for the Airbus A220 First unveiling of the entire cabin concept SkyRetreat at the...

JetBlue inaugurates first Airbus A321neo aircraft and honours founder David Neeleman

Fuel-Efficient and Extended Range Aircraft With Industry-Leading Customer Comfort Officially Enters Scheduled Service as JetBlue Flight #1 Between New York-JFK and Fort Lauderdale,...

Brussels Airlines flight SN2901 goes back to Brussels due to technical problems

On 23 September, Brussels Airlines flight SN2901 from Brussels to Vienna, operated by Airbus A319-111 OO-SSL had to turn back in the morning to...

Air Lease Corporation announces delivery of new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft to Air Astana

On September 20, 2019, Air Lease Corporation (“ALC”) announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft on long-term lease to Air Astana. This...

airBaltic receives its 20th Airbus A220-300 and completes the original order

  Latvian airline airBaltic on September 21, 2019, in Riga welcomed its 20th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAT, thus finalizing the original Airbus A220-300...

Romanian Ministry of Interior orders three Airbus H135 helicopters for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services...

Airbus forecasts need for over 39,000 new aircraft by 2038

In a press release issued today, Airbus forecasts that the world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s...

Airbus Foundation sends A330neo with 38 French firefighters to Bolivia to fight fires in Amazon

More than 500 water tonnes have been dropped by two H125 helicopters operated by HeliAmerica The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for...