International Transport Forum

2012 Annual Summit / Seamless Transport:Making Connections



Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern and efficient passenger aircraft family on the more than 100-seat market. Its military division, Airbus Military, is the global leader for military transport, tanker and surveillance airlifters ranging from three to 45 tonnes of payload.

Over the last 40 years, customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled Airbus to the forefront of the industry. Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders.

Airbus’ comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (A318/A319/A320/A321), the wide-body long-range A330 Family including the freighter and MRTT, the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family, and the double-deck A380 Family. Across all its aircraft families Airbus’ unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics. This reduces significantly operating costs for airlines.

The military division of Airbus designs, develops and produces a comprehensive range of highly versatile products for military and “civic”/ humanitarian missions. Airbus Military is responsible for the A400M programme, the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A330 and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft as well as the smaller “Light & Medium” C295, CN235 and C212.

Airbus has sold around 11,500 aircraft to more than 440 customers/operators and has delivered over 7,000 aircraft since it first entered service in 1974. Dedicated to assisting airlines enhance the profitability of their fleets, Airbus also delivers a wide range of customer services in all areas of support, tailored to the needs of individual operators all over the world.

Altogether, Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft to some 130 military, civilian and governmental customers. More than 800 of these aircraft have been delivered.

Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is a truly global enterprise of some 55,000 employees, with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing, Dubai and Singapore. Airbus Military is headquartered in Madrid (Spain). Airbus also has training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg, Bangalore and Beijing, as well as Seville for Airbus Military, and more than 150 field service offices around the world. Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 1,600 suppliers in 30 countries.

As an industry leader, Airbus strives to be a truly eco-efficient enterprise. To that end Airbus is the first aeronautics company in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 environmental certification for all production sites and products for the entire life cycle. Airbus seeks to ensure that air transport continues to be an eco-efficient means of transport, delivering economic value while minimizing its environmental impact.

Airbus is an EADS company.