Airbus in the U.S.
A major presence in one of the world's key markets
With over 1,100 Airbus jetliners flying in the fleets of North American airlines today, there is an operator in the region for nearly every model of the company’s modern, efficient product line. Overall, more than 3,400 Airbus aircraft have been ordered in North America from customers that include 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 six main centers of activity in the U.S. and approximately 1,200 employees. The latest step in Airbus’ commitment to America is the new U.S. A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. Construction officially started on the $600-million facility in April 2013 and aircraft assembly is planned to begin in 2015 with a targeted 2016 delivery of its first A320 Family jetliner. At full capability, the assembly line and associated facilities will employ 1,000 highly skilled workers.
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 226,000 high-quality jobs across the U.S. Airbus is the largest export customer for the United States aerospace industry.
Since 1990, Airbus has spent $140 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.
Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families.
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Orders & deliveries viewer
Review the worldwide Airbus orders and deliveries totals with the summary table, below. 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.