As one of the world’s leading builders of commercial aircraft, Airbus has an industrial presence that spans the globe. Initially starting with its milestone A300 programme, the company has constantly innovated to leverage the skills and know-how of its network of manufacturing locations – resulting in streamlined and efficient production of the company’s full family of jetliners.
Airbus maintains nine jetliner final assembly lines (FALs) at five locations worldwide, producing the full range of the company’s single-aisle and wide-body product lines. Four of these – located in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, Alabama, USA – are for the A320 Family. The Toulouse site also has final assembly lines for the wide-body A330, A350 XWB and A380 aircraft. The two A220 FALs are located in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and Mobile, Alabama in the U.S.
With a truly worldwide industrial presence, Airbus benefits from the inherent cultural diversity of the sites, and is closer in proximity to the company’s customers and suppliers – creating an efficient, streamlined network for the production and support of its highly successful airliner fleet.