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 twin-aisle wide-body A350XWB and the largest passenger aircraft in the world, 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. Airbus also continues exciting and innovative research and production of Helicopters, Space and Defence products. 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 airline 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, with headquarters in Toulouse, France.
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 15,000 people across its sites, Airbus provides an additional 110,000 jobs through an extended supply chain of more than 1000 companies located across the length and breadth of the UK, including SMEs and companies located in disadvantaged regions.
Currently Airbus’ global operations support a £7.8bn contribution to the UK economy. One of the UK’s biggest inward investors in Research and Development, Airbus in the UK invested over £400m in R&D in 2016.