Airbus is a truly global company with strong European roots. The company’s footprint continues to grow on an international scale, with final assembly lines in Europe and China – to be joined by the U.S. – along with training and customer support operations around the world – to ensure close proximity to its customers.
The four main industrialised nations to which it owes its existence, France, Germany, Spain and the UK, have allowed Airbus to draw on the best that Europe has to offer and expand into an international company that responds to the needs of its worldwide operator base with modern and efficient aircraft, backed by high-quality services, training and support.
Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is owned by the Airbus Group. It is a truly global enterprise with an active workforce of approximately 55,000 around the world, fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan, India and the Middle East, and spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg, Bangalore and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world.
The company’s industrial network has been expanded to include A320 Family final assembly facilities in China – to be joined by the U.S. – along with a regional design office in North America, a joint venture engineering centre in Russia and further engineering centres in the People’s Republic of China and India.
Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 7,700 suppliers.