Airbus facts and figures
Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers the most modern and comprehensive family of civil airliners with capacities ranging from 100 to more than 600 seats.
As the leading commercial aircraft manufacturer, the company regularly captures approximately half of all commercial airliner orders in the 100-seat and above categories. Through 2015, Airbus sold over 16,300 aircraft to around 400 customers worldwide, and delivered 9,500-plus jetliners.
Airbus’ philosophy is to avoid cyclic changes in its production/delivery rates, thereby preventing peaks and dips in the response to market situation. As a result, the company has implemented a smooth increase in output for 13 years in a row.
The company’s backlog of commercial jetliners through 2015 stood at an industry-wide record of 6,831 aircraft, valued at more than US$1 trillion at list prices.
A global company with roots in Europe
Headquarters: Toulouse, France
Shareholding: a 100-per cent Airbus Group company
Active workforce: approximately 55,000 direct employees around the world
Subsidiaries: United States, China, Japan, India and Middle East
Spare parts centres: Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington D.C., Beijing and Singapore
Training centres: Toulouse, Miami, Mexico, Hamburg, Beijing, India and Singapore
Field service representatives: More than 250 around the world
Supplier network: Some 7,700 suppliers around the world
Industrial sites: Facilities located in France, Germany, Spain and the UK
Final assembly lines: Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Engineering centres: 11 throughout Europe, US, China, India and Russia