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Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market. Ranging from 107 to 525 seats, Airbus' product line includes: the single aisle A320 Family, the wide-body long-range A330, the all-new next generation A350XWB Family and the ultra long-range, double-decker A380 Family. The company continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market, with the A400M. It is also extending its portfolio of freighter aircraft that will set new standards in the general and express freight market sectors. Airbus today consistently captures around half of all commercial airliner orders.

Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Germany and Spain, as well as subsidiaries in the US, China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an Airbus Group company.

Airbus in the UK is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of wings, fuel systems and landing gear integration on all Airbus aircraft.

Employing over 10,000 people across its sites in the UK, Airbus provides an additional 100,000 jobs through an extended supply chain of more than 2,000 companies located across the length and breadth of the UK, including SMEs and companies located in disadvantaged regions.

Currently Airbus in the UK and its supply chain provide goods and services worth nearly £2 billion per annum to the UK economy. One of the UK's biggest inward investors in Research and Development, Airbus in the UK invested £479m in R&D in 2013.

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  • Airbus Graduates run sessions on employability skills for local young people

    Graduates working for Airbus in Broughton have been running interactive sessions to help pupils from Blacon High School learn employability skills and prepare them for the world of work.Graduates working for Airbus in Broughton have been running interactive sessions to help pupils from Blacon High School learn employability skills and prepare them for the world of work.

    06.11.14
  • Airbus Challenges Young People’s Views of Tech Careers

    Airbus sponsored TeenTech West on Thursday - an important science education activity in the South West - as part of its commitment to inspire young people from all backgrounds and profiles to develop the skills needed for the future of the aviation and other technical careers.

    17.10.14
  • Broughton Air Smiles Day lifts young carers

    More than 30 young carers from across North Wales took to the skies from Broughton last weekend as part of an Air Smiles Day aimed at giving them a break from their responsibilities.

    09.10.14
  • HRH The Prince of Wales visits Airbus in Broughton

    HRH The Prince of Wales joined current and former employees at the Airbus plant in Broughton, North Wales, to mark the 75th anniversary of the first aerospace factory opening on the site in 1939.

    12.09.14
  • Flight Fun Days at Bristol Zoo

    Children find out what makes planes, bats and rockets fly Airbus is helping youngsters understand how things fly in the natural world and what aircraft manufacturers can learn from the birds and the bees. Graduates from the company brought fun activities to the lawn at Bristol Zoo Gardens to help stimulate an interest in flight amongst the engineers for the future this week.

    18.08.14
  • Deputy Minister Presents Bronze and Silver Awards

    Students were recognised for their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills and abilities by Wales’ Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology, Ken Skates AM, during Airbus’ STEM Project Saturday Club/Summer School Industrial Cadets Certification Ceremony. The learners explained to the Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology what they had learnt during the programmes and showed him their portfolios and project work.

    04.08.14
  • Plane Maker by Royal Appointment

    Airbus employees, Alan Woodruff, Head of Plant Programmes, and Jack Gannon, Airbus graduate, recently attended a reception for award winners at Buckingham Palace.

    28.07.14
  • Keith swaps Plane for Pedals for Toulouse-Broughton trip

    When Keith Ward from Wrexham decided to return to North Wales for a visit after 12 months working for Airbus’ Flight Test team at the company’s Toulouse HQ, no-one guessed that he would decide to make the trip on his bike.

    08.07.14
  • Female Students Rise to the Challenge

    More than 40 female students have successfully completed an environmental project aimed at reducing the energy impact of their schools and encouraging more female students to follow a career path into science and engineering.

    23.06.14
  • Airbus Charity Champions Celebrate Fundraising Milestone

    Airbus employees have been head shaving, growing moustaches, wearing onesies, super-size cake baking, salsa-ing, marathon running and a whole host of other activities to tot up a quarter of a million pounds for charities since the beginning of 2013.

    29.05.14
  • Primary schools go green this spring

    The Discover Wildlife project which aims to introduce schoolchildren to wildlife protection and biodiversity activities returned to North Wales primary schools this spring, courtesy of Airbus and the North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT).

    29.05.14
  • Airbus supports Royal British Legion Centenary Poppy Campaign

    Airbus in Filton is supporting the Royal British Legion campaign to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War later this year by selling Flanders poppy seeds to staff on the site. The aim is to is to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the First World War.

    28.05.14
  • A350 XWB makes first touchdown in UK

    The new Airbus A350 XWB has made its first ever landing on British soil, visiting Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests.

    10.04.14
  • Airbus staff recognised for outstanding achievements

    Two promising young graduates have been recognised for their achievements and dedication to the business and have been named Graduate of the Year and Filton Apprentice of the Year by Airbus at the company’s Recognition of Learning event in Bristol last week.

    25.03.14
  • Redland Green School students soar into the final

    Airbus mentored team win regional round of gliding competition
    Redland Green School pupils, from left, Rowan Dressell, 13, Don Chappell, and William Edward both 12, won the Flying Start Challenge regional final held at Bradley Stoke Community School last week.

    10.02.14
  • Airbus sets new records in orders, deliveries and backlog

    Airbus exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380) beating the previous record in 2011 by 11 aircraft.

    13.01.14
  • More than 2,000 attend Broughton apprentice open day

    The recent apprenticeship open day at the Airbus plant in Broughton attracted in excess of 2,000 people, all looking to find out more about career opportunities within the leading aircraft manufacturer.

    02.12.13
  • Airbus and UWE Bristol bring TeenTech to the South West

    TeenTech West saw 300 children from 30 different schools visit from across the region to take part in an interactive day that showed them the exciting range of opportunities a career in the science and technology industries can offer - held at UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre on Wednesday 9 October 2013.

    10.10.13
  • British Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

    British Airways (BA) has become the tenth operator to receive an Airbus A380 after taking delivery of the first of 12 aircraft on order. BA is the first UK operator of the A380 and will start to deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

    04.07.13

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