Welcome to the world of Airbus
Airbus is the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have set the standard for the aviation industry.
Airbus’ modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family, including the A320neo (new engine option) product line, which is the fastest-selling aircraft in aviation history; the widebody, long-range A330/A340; all-new next generation A350 XWB Family; and the double-deck A380 Family. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. It is as well extending its portfolio of freighter aircraft for the general and express freight market sectors.
Ensuring the company’s full range of jetliners remains at the cutting edge of performance, Airbus is continuously developing product innovations to meet its customers’ needs. Airbus’ unique approach across all its fly-by-wire aircraft families results in the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, which significantly reduces airlines’ operating costs.
Dedicated to remaining close to its global customer base, Airbus supports its high-quality, safe and reliable in-service fleet with a wide range of customer services, tailored to the needs of individual operators all over the world.
A challenging environment for a high-performing company
Headquartered in Toulouse, Airbus is owned by the Airbus Group, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In addition to Airbus’ commercial aircraft activities, this group is comprised of the Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space business units and maintains a presence on every continent.
Employing people of more than 100 nationalities, Airbus itself is a truly global enterprise – expanding on its strong European roots to move forward on an international scale with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan, India and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world.
Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 2,000 suppliers in 20 countries. Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders.