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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 and China Airlines present A350-900 with special joint livery

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum...

Airbus Helicopters to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter trainer during U.S. Navy Fleet Fly-In event

Modern, twin-engine H135 is a proven military trainer in use globally Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and...

Lufthansa Technik carries out a major Airbus ACJ319 cabin refurbishment for a new Asian VIP customer

Lufthansa Technik AG has signed a major cabin refurbishment contract with a new undisclosed Asian VIP customer. The layover of an Airbus ACJ319 will...

Kuwait Airways is the newest customer of the Airbus A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, has signed a Purchase Agreement (PA) for eight A330-800 aircraft. The agreement was signed by...

Delta’s new Airbus A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

The next era of air travel starts Saturday with Delta selling top domestic business routes on the new A220-100 aircraft, a state-of-the-art narrowbody jet...

Hamburg Airport and Emirates present A380 gate with three boarding bridges

Hamburg is ready for Airbus A380: All necessary construction works at Hamburg Airport have been completed and the airport is ready to handle the...

Malaysian Airbus A400M transport aircraft undertakes flights to support relief efforts in Indonesia

The Indonesian Government, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Airbus Foundation have been working together to support humanitarian relief efforts in Palu,...

Airbus Board of Directors selects Guillaume Faury as future Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who...

Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100 takes to the skies for its first flight

Delta will be the first U.S. operator to benefit from new-generation aircraft’s unbeatable efficiency Delta Air Lines’ first A220-100 took off on its first flight...

EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for the Airbus A321neo

Up to three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) are now certified on the A321neo, including for ETOPS operation; Paving the way for the A321neo...

Lorry transporting a Rolls Royce jet engine for Lufthansa hit the underside of a bridge

On 1 October, a lorry transporting a Rolls Royce jet engine for Lufthansa hit the underside of a bridge on the E40, a Belgian...

Qatar Airways grows its Airbus A350-1000 fleet

Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on order to the bigger A350-1000 version. This latest endorsement for the largest member of Airbus’ successful...

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first of 100 H135s for China in Qingdao

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to...

Airbus’ China assembly facility marks 10 years of quality manufacturing for A320 Family jetliners

The success story at Tianjin has expanded from the build-up of single-aisle Airbus aircraft to completion and delivery of widebody A330s In the decade since...

Lufthansa Group buys 27 more Airbus A320neo family aircraft; ten of them are intended for SWISS

On 28 September, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft. Purchase options for 24 Airbus...

Airbus Helicopters Tiger to get a new set of claws

OCCAR signs off on Tiger MkIII de-risking studies for next-generation combat capabilities OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament...

Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification before first delivery to TAP Air Portugal

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The...

Airbus delivers first A320neo to Sky Airline

Chilean low cost carrier Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, on lease from ALC, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse. Sky...

airBaltic receives twelfth Airbus A220-300 aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on September 22, 2018 in Riga welcomed its twelfth Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-CSN. By the end of 2018, airBaltic...

First Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB delivered to Singapore Airlines

Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA). The aircraft is being prepared for flight...