How is an aircraft built?
The product of cooperation
An Airbus jetliner is the product of highly-efficient cooperation across the company’s global supply and manufacturing chains, as well as its decades of innovation for the air transport sector.
The sections below detail how Airbus’ modern and efficient aircraft are built – covering the design and production of individual components, all the way to flight testing and delivery to customers.
Follow the making of an aircraft, with the A380 as a highlight
Plant tours of key airbus facilities
Close-up perspectives of how Airbus manages its production and assembly processes as the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer are provided with guided tours of company facilities in Toulouse, France and in Germany at Hamburg and Bremen.
These visits are organised by outside commercial companies that have Airbus authorisation to conduct such tours, and which are responsible for establishing specific conditions such as booking, timing and access.