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.

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Airbus delivers to Delta Air Lines its first U.S.-assembled A220 from Mobile, Alabama

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[New Book] A380 Air France under the lens of Pol Bacquet – Portrait

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European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Brand new Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800 rolls out of the paint shop

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SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR using sustainable jet fuel

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First NH90 helicopter delivered to the Spanish Air Force for search and rescue missions

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Greek airline SKY express orders four Airbus A320neo aircraft and becomes a new Airbus customer

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Lufthansa will deploy four Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt hub this winter

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Airbus selected for Communications and Mission System upgrade on the Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A MRTT fleet

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France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH helicopters for Special Forces

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Airbus delivers 57 aircraft in September 2020 – No new orders, but three cancellations

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Airbus delivers A320 Family MSN10,000 to Middle East Airlines

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[Belgian Air Component] Airbus A400M CT-01 arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing

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[Pictures] Airbus delivers A400M to Luxembourg’s Armed Forces

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