As a proven leader in the global aerospace sector, Airbus designs, produces and delivers innovative solutions with the aim to create a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.
These cutting-edge products and services – which span the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence, security and space segments – benefit from our wide-ranging expertise and continued emphasis on innovation.
A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.
Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.
Airbus is managed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Airbus' Corporate Governance ensures that Airbus is managed according to our Regulating Laws and Articles of Association, and evolves in order to match our growth ambitions, meet our obligations and reach the goals we set ourselves. Our Governance strives to be a transparent body, matching the expectations of the Company’s shareholders throughout the world.
More information about our Governance structure, rules and regulations, and information on Shareholders’ Meetings are available here.
Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft, ranging from 100 to more than 600 seats: the A220, purpose-built for the 100-150 seat commercial air transport market; the single-aisle A320 Family, including the A320neo, the best-selling aircraft in aviation history; the wide-body, long-range A330 Family, of which the A330neo is a member; the all-new, next-generation A350 XWB Family; and the double-deck A380.
Airbus’ civil portfolio includes the twin-engine H145 and H160, as well as the medium-class H175. The highlights of its military range are the NH90 multi-role helicopter for tactical transport and naval applications, and the Tiger medium-weight, air-to-air combat and fire support helicopter.
Defence and Security
Airbus has a strong market position in transport, mission and combat aircraft and services, with flagship products including the A400M airlifter, the A330 MRTT and the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. As a specialist in cybersecurity, Airbus protects governments, companies and critical infrastructures from threats.
Airbus is a major contributor to space exploration and human spaceflight, as well as a leading manufacturer of Earth observation, navigation, science and telecommunications satellites. Its portfolio ranges from the ExoMars rover and the European Service Module for the Orion spacecraft to the Ariane 5 launcher, to be followed in 2020 by the Ariane 6.
At Airbus, we believe that it’s not just what we make, but how we make it that counts. We are convinced that our customers, investors and the communities we are working with not only ask us to create products, jobs and shareholder returns, but to promote responsible, sustainable and inclusive business practices and act with integrity.
The company supports the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and the UN Standards of Conduct for Business for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people, and has developed the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award, which aims to highlight projects that have encouraged more young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. Airbus also fosters engagement and a strong leadership culture.
At Airbus, it’s everyone’s responsibility to bring our inclusive culture to life, and an Employee Resource Group (ERG) called Balance for Business is supporting an even more diverse workplace.