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.

Lufthansa Technik to equip two new Airbus A321neoLR for the German Armed Forces

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Modern aircraft for troop transport as well as MedEvac role The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Lufthansa Technik...

Hi Fly converts Airbus A380 to meet high cargo demand during Covid-19 crisis

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Portuguese charter airline and ACMI specialist Hi Fly has converted the cabin interior of some of its aircraft, including its only Airbus A380. The airline...

Airbus transforms A330s into Multi Role Tanker Transports through an optimised conversion process

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Having earned its reputation as the new-generation aerial tanker of choice for military services worldwide, Airbus’ A330 Multi Role Tanker Transports (MRTTs) are now...

Airbus Helicopters facilitates first e-delivery in Asia Pacific

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Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation has become the first customer in the Asia Pacific to take delivery of its new H130 helicopter facilitated through...

Airbus restructuring will directly affect Belgian subcontractor Sonaca

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Yesterday, Airbus announced an important restructuring which will involve a 40 percent cut in the production of aircraft and a threat to 15,000 jobs...

The Airbus H160 helicopter receives EASA approval

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  Marignane, 1 July 2020 – Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin-engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),...

Airbus to reduce its global workforce by approximately 15,000 positions

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Airbus has announced plans to reduce its global workforce by approximately 15,000 positions no later than summer 2021 and resize its commercial aircraft activity...

Airbus delivers first A330 MRTT to NATO Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet

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Airbus has formally delivered the first of eight Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered by the NATO Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF)...

Airbus concludes Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) with fully autonomous flight tests

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Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has...

HiSky Moldova to lease a second Airbus A320 family aircraft

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HiSky announces its second contract with the American lessor Air Lease Corporation that presumes the dry-lease purchase of a new aircraft in the HiSky...

VIP Royal Air Force Airbus A330MRTT Voyager ready for global role

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The RAF Voyager “Vespina” has completed its refurbishment to provide a secure, cost-effective and suitably profiled transport for Government Ministers and the Royal Family. The aircraft...

Air France schedules last Airbus A380 flight on 26 June. Summary of A380 operations (2009 – 2020)

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In Routes online, Jim Liu reminds of the Airbus A380 operations of Air France since their inception in late 2009 until the last flight...

Airbus Foundation completes COVID-19 and Ebola relief flight to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of the Congo

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The Airbus Foundation together with the French Red Cross (FRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has flown...

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new Airbus helicopters (H125 and H135)

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Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and...

Emirates to fly Airbus A380 to London Heathrow and Paris CDG, adds Dhaka and Munich to network

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The highly popular Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July. This marks...

Sabena Aerospace and SABCA pioneers in first ecosystem in Belgium’s aerospace industry: “Blueberry”

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The brand-new aerospace group with SABENA AEROSPACE and SABCA as pioneers takes off today. The deal transferring the SABCA shares of Dassault Belgique Aviation...

Five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter receives type certification by EASA

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Ready for customer deliveries later this year Raising the bar in performance, comfort, simplicity and connectivity Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by...

[Analysis] New deferrals show that Airbus is as exposed as Boeing to air travel crisis, says GlobalData

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Following news that Iberia has rescheduled orders of A320neo and A350, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

[Analysis] Airbus confronts clients’ disengagement as COVID-19 rages, says GlobalData

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Following the news that Airbus does not exclude prosecuting clients who default on orders and deliveries, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at GlobalData, a...

Norway’s Helitrans accepts first helicopters (two Airbus H125s) under e-delivery process

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Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal...