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Airbus demonstrated a strong presence at the 2012 edition of ILA Berlin Airshow

We are Airbus

Our portfolio and our people

What we do

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.


We make it fly

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.

A three-element infographic with key figures related to Airbus’ commercial aircraft, helicopters and space divisions

Designing the future of flight

Innovation?has always been a driving force at Airbus, which promotes cutting-edge technologies and scientific excellence to contribute to global progress. Through its predecessor companies, Airbus pioneered many of the technologies that helped conquer the skies and are now part of everyday life.

Airbus encourages its industry-leading experts to push their boundless imaginations, moving the company into the?Industry 4.0?era and inventing new possibilities for the future of flight: from?manned and unmanned vehicles?for urban mobility, to?hybrid and electric propulsion systems?for cleaner aviation.


Airbus Concept Plane EIAI
Innovation 19 July 2010

Airbus Concept Plane

Air passengers get a glimpse into the long term future of flight as Airbus unveils today its concept place at Farnborough International Airshow (19 July 2010).

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A three-element infographic with key figures related to Airbus’ research & development, patent activity and focus on the environment

Shareholder investments and joint ventures

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA and a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium. It also owns 50% stakes in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and AirianeGroup, manufacturer of the Ariane 6 launcher.



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.


Commercial Aircraft

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.

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09 November 2017

About Airbus A350

New standards for eco-efficiency: the Airbus A350-1000


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.

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09 November 2017

About Airbus H160

Cleaner and quieter: Airbus' innovative H160 medium 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.

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09 November 2017

About Airbus A400M

The world's most versatile airlifter: A400M


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.

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09 November 2017

About Airbus Space

Airbus is prime contractor for the Orion's European Service Module

Who we are

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.

We are Airbus We make it fly


Principles in practice

We conduct our business ethically, based on Airbus values, and in compliance with all laws and regulations. Furthermore, we strive for a culture of integrity in our people, partners and suppliers. To this end, we have established a dedicated Ethics & Compliance programme and organisation, to ensure that ethical and compliant behaviour is deeply embedded throughout the company, supported by our Code of Conduct and Integrity Principles. We? have an enhanced anti-corruption policy and have conducted more than 160,000 awareness trainings?in the past three years alone.

What we stand for

Six core values lie at the heart of Airbus, and these help us define not just “what we do” but “how we do it”. They are our foundation and help our employees identify with our company. Nearly 55,000 Airbus employees participated in defining our values: We are one/teamwork, integrity, customer focus, reliability, respect and creativity.

An infographic highlighting Airbus’ key values

An inclusive culture

More than 140 nationalities make up the Airbus workforce and over 20 languages are spoken in our company – reflecting the diversity of the world we live in and customers we serve. Airbus activities notably promote gender balance, social equality, intergenerational collaboration, while ensuring an inclusive environment for everyone. ?Take a look at the video that promotes I&D below and at all our different faces here.

International Women’s Day: the Airbus commitment to inclusion and diversity

For the 2019 International Women’s Day, Airbus demonstrated that diversity goes beyond women – as the company benefits from strengths derived with a combination of diversities and cultures. This video underscores the strong willingness of Airbus to focus on inclusion and diversity as key assets for success. Read less Read more

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.

Responsible business, sustainable development

To fulfil our role as a global citizen and help meet economic, social and environmental challenges, Airbus is committed to responsible practices within daily business life as well as to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Whether by improving the environmental performance of our products and manufacturing, conducting business in a safe and ethical manner, innovating for a better world or helping make our planet a safer and more prosperous place, Airbus contributes to at least 8 of the SDGs. The company's people and equipment also help bring aid to disaster zones through the?work of the Airbus Foundation.

Airbus Helicopters Foundation 17 September 2015

The Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports the Red Cross’ efforts to provide aid in Dominica

The Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports the Red Cross' efforts to provide aid in Dominica

Shaping opportunities

Airbus Foundation activities also educate and inspire young people, ensuring future generations of innovative scientists and engineers. Furthermore, Airbus invests in youth engagement initiatives, such as the Airbus Global University Partner Programme,?and apprenticeship programmes. And once new employees have joined our company, we support the development of our people, including via the Airbus Leadership University, allowing us to foster the talent of tomorrow.

Airbus is highly focussed on the future, particularly in relation to the workforce and how it will adapt to changing dynamics in the years to come.?As part of this, the company publishes a Global Workforce Forecast providing all employees with relevant data, information and analysis to better understand, anticipate and prepare the evolution of Airbus competencies.?

Airbus Foundation 21 September 2016

Flying Challenge in UK

The Airbus Flying Challenge, one of the Foundation's flagship youth development programmes

Sustainability at Airbus

Sustainability at Airbus

Our social & environmental commitment

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