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.

Austrian operator MJet becomes first Airbus ACJ customer for Skywise platform

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and...

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFN) is undergoing salvage at the Pinal Airpark in Arizona

About one month ago, on 13 November, one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination: Pinal Airpark. On 28...

Avolon firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Dublin, Ireland headquartered aircraft lessor Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The agreement is the single largest order...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus sign aerial refuelling Memorandum of Agreement

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refuelling for US defence customers. The...

airBaltic receives 14th Airbus A220-300, which completes deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018, welcomed in Riga the last Airbus A220-300 jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently, airBaltic has...

Air Lease Corporation takes delivery of its first U.S.-manufactured A321 aircraft

The milestone delivery of the first U.S.-produced A321 to Air Lease Corporation (ALC) was celebrated by (left to right): Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman...

Emirates considers deploying Airbus A380 flagship to Brussels Airport during 45-days runway upgrade at Dubai Airport

From 16 April to 30 May 2019, Dubai Airport will close one runway for upgrade works designed to boost safety, service, and capacity levels of...

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of this efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. The Shanghai-based...

Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation widebody A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to...

Air France to reduce Airbus A380 fleet

Benjamin Smith, the Canadian CEO of Air France has confirmed he will maintain Airbus A380s in Air France's fleet. From 2020, the giant aircraft...

easyJet orders additional 17 Airbus A320neo’s

Airbus has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023, exercising purchase rights to firm orders for 17 A320neo....

French presidential A330 aircraft under maintenance at Sabena Technics in Nîmes-Garons

This Monday morning, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife arrived at Brussels Airport for a two-day State Visit in Belgium on board of...

The first Airbus ACJ320neo takes to the skies

Begins new era for Airbus corporate jets The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40-minute first flight from Hamburg on 16th November, getting...

Delta Air Lines orders 10 additional Airbus A330-900s

Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding their A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. This latest order...

Lächeln! BelugaXL arrives at Airbus’ Bremen site for the first time

The no. 1 aircraft in Airbus’ new-generation airlifter fleet brought a big smile (“lächeln” in German) to the company’s Bremen industrial facility. Touching down in...

Arkia Israeli Airlines takes delivery of world’s first long-range Airbus A321LR

Tel Aviv based ARKIA Israeli Airlines which is majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, has taken delivery of its first A321LR becoming the launch operator...

Flynas becomes the first Saudi carrier to receive the Airbus A320neo

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in...

After 25 years of commercial service, Brussels Airlines’ OO-SFN is leaving for Pinal Airpark

This morning (13 November), one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination. On 28 October 2018, the 25-year-old...

On 12 November 2001, American Airlines flight AA587 crashes in New York, killing 265 people

On 12 November 2001 at 9.14 am, an American Airlines Airbus A300B4-605R (N14053) took off from New York JFK Airport destination the Dominican Republic...

Eurofighter fleet passes 500,000 flying hours

The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defence. Eurofighter...