Airbus facts and figures
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
Latest press releases
- 8 December 2014
Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA 2014)
- 13 December 2014
First A350 XWB delivery
- 24 February 2015
AVALON 2015 – Australian International Aerospace & Defense Exposition
Airbus Press Department
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