Airbus, an EADS company, is one of the two world leading aircraft manufacturer, regularly achieving over 50% of large civil aircraft orders and deliveries. Its customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership, manufacturing efficiency and the engagement of its 55,000 employees around the world, have propelled it to the forefront of the aeronautic industry. Since its creation in 1970, Airbus has sold around 12,000 aircraft, some 7,500 aircraft are today in operation with more than 450 customers and operators.
Airbus’ modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft on the “more than 100-seats” market: the single-aisle A320 Family, the wide-body long-range A330/A340 and the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family, and the ultra long-range, double-decker flagship A380. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.
The Airbus family has pushed the boundaries of technology, through design techniques, embedded software intensive systems, new materials and innovative production processes. To ensure its technological leadership, Airbus is deeply involved in research initiatives targeting safety, efficiency, environment and performance.
Across all its fly-by-wire aircraft families Airbus’ unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, which reduces significantly operating costs for airlines. Dedicated to helping 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.
(Extracted from www.airbus.com, edited and approved by Marie-Line Valentin on 2013-01-29)
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