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.

Could hydrogen fuel cell systems be the solution for emission-free aviation? The answer of Airbus

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The holy grail of aircraft propulsion is to provide power without any emissions. One of the most promising candidates is the hydrogen fuel cell....

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380s slowly returning to service to cover for busy Summer 2023 peak

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Lufthansa is returning Airbus A380s to service by next Summer 2023. Today, the first of 4 double-deck Airbuses left long-term storage at Teruel Airport,...

airBaltic receives its 37th and 38th Airbus A220-300

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On December 2, 2022, the Latvian national airline airBaltic welcomed its 37th and 38th Airbus A220-300 jets, registered as YL-ABK and YL-ABL, in Riga....

Korean Air introduces the Airbus 321neo with fully lie-flat business seats

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Korean Air recently received its first Airbus 321neo, which it will deploy starting in December. The airline’s A321neo is equipped with fully lie-flat seats...

Airbus and CERN to partner on superconducting technologies for future clean aviation

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Two European pioneers at the heart of disruptive technology Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, and CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics,...

Airbus and Renault Group to advance research on electrification

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Partnership to mature technologies associated with next-generation battery systems Airbus and Renault Group, worldwide leaders in the aerospace and automotive industries, have signed a...

Croatia Airlines signs firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft

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Croatia Airlines, Croatia’s national flag carrier based in Zagreb, has signed a firm order for six A220-300 aircraft. Croatia Airlines plans to lease an...

Air France takes delivery of ‘Angers’, its twentieth Airbus A350-900

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Air France today welcomes its 20th Airbus A350-900 out of the 38 ordered ; The Airbus A350 is the new jewel in Air...

Cirium reveals how the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, is performing

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, most Airbus A380 aircraft had been stored. Many of them still have not taken flight again. Aviation analytics firm Cirium...

Airbus Beluga XL ends up in soft ground after landing Albert Picardie airport, France

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On 18 November, an Airbus A330-743L "Beluga XL" (registered F-GXLN) operated a cargo flight between Saint Nazaire and Albert Picardie, France. Just after landing...

[Pics] Lufthansa Technik hands over second Airbus A350 named “Konrad Adenauer” to German Armed Forces

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Christening ceremony attended by the grandson of Germany's first Federal Chancellor Aircraft registered 10+01 for the first time with fully equipped new government...

Azul Linhas Aéreas adds three additional Airbus A330neo aircraft to fleet

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Azul has signed a firm order for three A330-900 which will allow it to further expand its international network and complement its existing A330...

Damage to the nose on five-month-old Air Transat Airbus A321neo

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On 2 November, this five-month-old Air Transat Airbus A321neo (registered C-GOIR) took substantial damage to her nose at the airport of Vancouver, Canada.On...

Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia assembles its first A321 aircraft

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Airbus has announced the commissioning of the first A321 aircraft to be assembled at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FAL Tianjin) in Tianjin, China....

DRF Luftrettung orders two Airbus H145 helicopters and Connected Services package

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At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services operator DRF Luftrettung ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering...

In October 2022, Airbus received 177 orders and delivered 60 aircraft

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Airbus' commercial aircraft orders and deliveries for the month of October 2022 have been published today as follows:   October 2022 deliveries: 60 deliveries to 38...

airBaltic records 10 million Airbus A220-300 passengers

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Today, on November 8, the Latvian airline airBaltic recorded the reach of 10 million-passenger mark, travelling on Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Since the launch of...

Air New Zealand’s first domestic Airbus A321 touches down in Auckland

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Air New Zealand is celebrating the arrival of its latest aircraft – a new Airbus A321neo (registered ZK-OYA), which made the 19,352 km journey...

Airbus Shuttle by Volotea now flying with 34% of sustainable aviation fuel

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Since mid-September, Volotea has been operating Airbus' internal shuttle service with 34% of SAF. This year the airline started introducing SAF and is...

First Emirates Airbus A380 rolls in for full cabin refresh and refit that includes the new Premium Economy class

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Emirates today began its massive 2-year retrofit programme with work starting on the first of 120 aircraft earmarked for a full cabin interior upgrade...

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