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 at the forefront of the aviation industry, building the most innovative commercial aircraft and consistently capturing about half of all commercial airliner orders. Thanks to its deep understanding of changing market needs, customer focus and technological innovation, Airbus helps airlines grow and people connect.
As the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to our customers, who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments.
The company contributes to nations’ defence and security through its strong capabilities in military aircraft and cybersecurity markets. Airbus’ space technologies also have a growing impact on our daily lives: from deep-space exploration and scientific missions to today’s most reliable telecommunications and Earth observation satellites.
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.
Around 130 nationalities make up the Airbus workforce. By 2020, 25% of its employees will be women, underlining its commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Airbus also recognises engagement and a strong leadership culture, headed by its CEO Tom Enders.
Looking beyond its own resources, Airbus is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and its work contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. The company’s people and equipment also help bring aid to disaster zones, and through the Airbus Foundation it is educating and inspiring youngsters, ensuring future generations of innovative scientists and engineers.