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.

HTM-Helicopters to become the first operator to use the new Airbus H145 for Offshore Wind operations

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Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use...

Airbus to keep NASA’s H135 helicopters flying for up to 10 years

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The $15million HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA’s H135 fleet The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability...

Airbus celebrates five years of production in Mobile, U.S.

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Onwards and upwards: a ‘high-five’ anniversary for Airbus’ single-aisle production In 2015, Mobile, Alabama became home to Airbus’ first U.S.-based commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. Now...

Airbus Foundation and partners deliver humanitarian aid to Beirut on an A350

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Immediately after the recent blast in Beirut, Lebanon, Airbus provided satellite imagery to analyse the damage and helped government analysts, NGOs and first responders...

NATO multi-national Airbus A330 MRTT escorted by two F-16s of the Belgian Air Force

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A NATO multi-national MRTT fleet Airbus A332 Multi Role Tanker Transport that departed from its base in Eindhoven Airport, The Netherlands, and...

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new Airbus H215 helicopter order

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  Nakanihon Air, one of Japan’s largest helicopter operators, has ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work. “We...

Airbus registered 1 new order for an ACJ320neo and delivered 39 aircraft in August

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THE MONTH IN REVIEW: AUGUST 2020 Airbus’ 2020 gross orders by August 31st totalled 370 aircraft with net orders of 303, after the year’s cancellations....

French Ministry of the Armed Forces orders three Airbus A330 planes to be converted into the MRTT version

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly welcomes the order on 25 August 2020 by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) of...

Sustainable development: Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment

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As part of its sustainable development policy, Air France has set itself the aim of halving its CO2 emissions per passenger-km by 2030. To...

Satair takes the lead on material management services for Airbus A220

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Satair, an Airbus services company, has taken the lead on global material support and services for A220 operators, working in close coordination with the...

[Belgian Air Force][Pictures & Report] Laying of foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin

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Laying of the foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît Denet On...

Handover of the first Airbus A350 to the German Federal Government’s Special Air Mission Wing

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German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: "State-of-the-art A350 ensures worldwide mobility for the German government" Lufthansa Technik AG today handed over the first of three...

airBaltic and Airbus revise A220-300 delivery schedule to complete firm order in 2024

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Latvian airline airBaltic and Airbus have signed an agreement on a revised Airbus A220-300 delivery schedule for the remaining 28 jets airBaltic has on order. It will complete the firm order...

The Helicopter Company (Saudi Arabia) purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

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Expands its services to include scenic tourism and aerial work  The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of...

Airbus delivers first of 16 advanced law enforcement H125 helicopters to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first of 16 new H125 helicopters uniquely configured for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine...

Emirates to deploy one-off Airbus A380 service to Clark, the Philippines, on 19 August

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Becomes the first airline to operate A380 aircraft to Clark Emirates will be operating a one-off A380 service to Clark International Airport on 19 August...

German Air Force to operate two Airbus A321LR corporate jets ordered by Lufthansa Technik

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Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik, highlighting the market appeal and versatility of the...

Rolls-Royce divulges issue on Trent XWB-84 engine powering the Airbus A350

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The Trent XWB-84, the world’s most efficient in-service large civil aero engine, continues to deliver unequalled on-wing reliability with the early batch of engines...

NATO Support and Procurement Agency delivers second Airbus A330MRTT to the multinational unit

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Today, the second Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) aircraft was delivered to the Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU), at the Main Operating Base in Eindhoven (The...

Airbus delivered 49 aircraft and registered 4 new orders in July

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Airbus’ 2020 gross orders by July 31st totalled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The Company registered four new orders...