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Airbus in the U.S.

A major presence in one of the world's key markets

With over 1,300 Airbus jetliners operating in the fleets of North American airlines as of August 2015, there is an operator in the region for nearly every model of the company’s modern, efficient product line. Overall, more than 1,900 Airbus aircraft have been ordered in North America from customers that include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Frontier Airlines, GECAS, Hawaiian Airlines, ILFC, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, UPS, US Airways and Virgin America.

Airbus Americas has seven main centers of activity in the U.S. and approximately 1,100 employees. The latest step in Airbus’ commitment to America is the A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – which is officially called the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The $600-million, 53-acre facility began aircraft assembly in 2015 with its first A320 Family delivery targeted for 2016 as it moves toward a rate of between 40 and 50 aircraft produced per year by 2018. 

For the production of its jetliners, Airbus spends 42 percent of its aircraft-related procurement in the U.S. – buying more parts, components, tooling and other material from the United States than any other country. Workers in more than 40 states help build Airbus aircraft, supporting 245,000 high-quality jobs across the U.S. Airbus is the largest export customer for the United States aerospace industry.

Since 1990, Airbus has spent more than $150 billion in the U.S. with hundreds of American suppliers. This supplier network involves some of the most respected names in American aerospace, including Alcoa, Eaton, GE, Goodrich, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, PPG, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins and Spirit Aerosystems. 


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24 November 2015 Headline news

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Orders & deliveries viewer

Review the worldwide Airbus commercial results with the summary table, below. 

In addition to orders, deliveries and aircraft in operations, this table shows Airbus' backlog, which is the number of jetliners on firm order that remain to be delivered.

For a full listing, utilise the link underneath the summary table to download the latest Excel file – which is updated monthly and lists all firm commercial aircraft transactions, including the family of Airbus executive and private aviation jetliners. 



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