The Asia-Pacific region is a core market for Airbus and its divisions. Today the region accounts for almost a third of the European manufacturer’s total order book and a third of its revenues.

Commercial Aircraft

Over the last 50 years, Airbus aircraft have become a mainstay of airline fleets across Asia and the Pacific. Today there are over 4,000 Airbus aircraft in the fleets of more than 100 operators across Asia and the Pacific. Meanwhile, over 2,000 aircraft are scheduled for future delivery, representing 30% of the company's backlog. 

The full range of products is represented in the region's fleets, from the 100 seat A220 to the double deck A380. 

The region has been a key source of demand for Airbus widebody products since the company's inception. Today the  latest generation A350 is  firmly established as the long range aircraft of choice for carriers in the region, flying with 17 airlines.


More than 2,000 Airbus helicopters operate in Asia and the Pacific, making the company a key supplier of rotorcraft to the region’s military, civil and para-public operators. The company’s complete in-production product line is flying in the region, including the all-new H160.


Over 150 Airbus light and medium tactical aircraft (C212, CN235 and C295) are in service in the region. These are operated by military services, as well as government and civil agencies  and are deployed on transport search and rescue, maritime patrol and rain-making missions.

The A330 MRTT (multi-role tanker transport) has proven to be especially suitable for forces in the region with its long range capability and versatility. Operators in the region currently include The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Republic of Singapore Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force.


Airbus is a reliable partner to the space ecosystem in the region, building and launching satellites for countries including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Airbus also provides military satellite communication services via the Skynet 5 fleet of satellites. as well as providing  border surveillance and management systems and  Earth observation satellite imagery.

Industrial presence


Beyond its commercial success, Airbus also has an extensive operational presence and a wide range of industrial partnerships in the region, with more than 600 companies in 15 countries supplying parts for Airbus aircraft. 

The company’s industrial presence includes an A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) and a widebody completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, China, In addition, the foundations are being laid in Gujarat in India for a new FAL for the C295 military transport aircraft. 

Airbus also has commercial aircraft engineering centres in Beijing and Bengaluru, as well as training centres in Beijing, Singapore  and Gurugram near New Delhi.

Airbus Helicopters also has extensive operations in the region, including completion, delivery and MRO facilities in Malaysia, an MRO and training facility in Japan, MRO facilities in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a final assembly line in China.

Altogether Airbus employs over 7,000 people in the region, primarily in commercial and skilled technical support functions.

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Stakeholders across the Asia-Pacific region are recognising the need to take a key role in  ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. This has seen Airbus create a number of new partnerships in the region, including to study the increased use of sustainable aviation fuels and the creation of hydrogen hubs enabling the introduction of zero emission aircraft.

Organisations in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea have already signed up to work with Airbus on various projects, with many more agreements currently under discussion.

Airbus presence in the region

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Australia is a key market for Airbus with a presence dating back for more than 40 years. Our customers in Australia have affirmed their confidence in Airbus’ civil aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products time and again.

Airbus Helicopters showcases best-selling rotorcraft at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin


Airbus first established an official presence in China in 1994. Since then, rapid growth has been the hallmark of Airbus’ Chinese operations.


Airbus shares a long-standing relationship of collaboration and symbiotic growth with India. For more than 50 years, technology and know-how from the company have catalysed the growth of India’s civil aviation sector and supported the modernisation of its armed forces.


Airbus and Indonesia have maintained an enduring relationship for more than 40 years. This dates back to 1979 when Garuda Indonesia placed an order for the original A300B4.




Japan is a strategic country for Airbus, with a growing presence in every sector of the market and an increasingly strong industrial footprint.



Malaysia is Airbus' third largest market in the Asia-Pacific region, after China and India.

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New Zealand

The Airbus relationship with New Zealand dates back to 2002, when Air New Zealand announced that it would acquire Airbus aircraft for the first time, with an agreement covering 15 A320s. 



Airbus and the Philippines have had a long-standing relationship, going back more than 40 years. Since then, the European manufacturer has had success across its commercial aircraft, defence and helicopter product lines in the country. 


satellite KazEOSat Singapore


The Airbus presence in Singapore can be traced back to 1969 when one of its founding companies, Aerrsopatiale, delivered the first helicopters to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).



South Korea

South Korea is a key customer base across Airbus’ businesses in commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopters. Airbus also has developed a strong presence and extensive industrial partnerships with several aerospace companies in the country.


A350 XWB Asia tour Bangkok


Thailand is an important customer base for Airbus in the Asia-Pacific region with a local presence that spans over 40 years.

A350-1000 Demonstration Tour, Middle East, Asia Pacific - Hanoi


The partnership between Airbus and Vietnam dates back almost 30 years, to when Airbus aircraft became the first Western types to be operated in the country. 


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