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Airbus, the leading commercial and military transport aircraft manufacturer 

Airbus offers a modern and comprehensive family of civil airliners with capacities ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats. 

The company regularly captures approximately half of all commercial airliner orders in the 100-seat and above categories, and has been the largest manufacturer in this market from 2003 to 2011 in terms of deliveries. Airbus has sold over 13,800 aircraft and delivered 8,000-plus jetliners since its creation in 1970. Through 2013, more than 7,600 Airbus aircraft are in service, with some 500 customers and operators located worldwide.

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 every year since the mid-2000s.  

The company’s backlog of commercial jetliners through 2013 stood at an industry-wide record of 5,559 aircraft, valued at US$809 billion at list prices – which provides eight years of production.

A global company with roots in Europe

Headquarters: Toulouse, France

Shareholding:  a 100% Airbus Group company

Active workforce: 61,000 direct employees around the world

Subsidiaries: United States, China, Japan, India and Middle East

Spare parts centres: Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington DC, Beijing and Singapore

Training centres: Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing 

Field service offices: More than 150 around the world

Supplier network: Some 2,000 suppliers in 20 countries

Industrial sites: Facilities located in France, Germany, Spain and the UK 

Final Assembly Lines: Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; and Tianjin, China, which will be joined by a new facility in Mobile, Alabama USA 

Engineering centres: 11 throughout Europe, US, China, India and Russia


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