The Proven Global Leader

As a proven leader in the global aerospace sector, Airbus designs produces and delivers innovative solutions with the aim to create a better-connected, safer, and more prosperous world. The company came into existence to compete with the leading aircraft manufacturers in the USA.

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Airbus is all about “HOW WE DO IT”

The top management at Airbus believes in innovation. Every product that the company launches has an in-depth meaning of not just doing things, the thing that counts at Airbus is how they make things happen. The company is catering to every customer around the globe. There is a strong synergy between the workforce at Airbus and its partners including its valuable customers. The company is convinced that its customers, investors, and communities share a strong bond with them; not only through their products, jobs, and shareholder returns but in promoting responsible, sustainable, and inclusive business practices with integrity. These core values are the pillars of Airbus company.

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Core Values at Airbus

The Divisions

By 2019, Airbus became the leader in aircraft manufacturing against its stronger and more competitive aircraft manufacturer; Boeing. The company took the lead and was able to grab more airliner orders than Boeing. The company has the capacity in designing, manufacturing, and selling civil and military aerospace products worldwide. The company has three divisions: Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space, and Helicopters, Interestingly, the company has been able to pull a substantial amount of revenue from its helicopter deliveries.

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Aerospace Products from the Three Divisions of Airbus
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Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Airbus is a Customer Focus company. It is also one of the core values of the organization. The company is fully aware of the customer needs, therefore, its innovative technology is precisely aligned and refined to the full satisfaction of the customer. Its commercial aircraft are very much designed for the market needs that offer the best quality service. Airbus’ modern and comprehensive product line – for which the company has received more than 19,000 orders globally – comprises highly-successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 850 seats. Its commercial aircraft are the part of almost all the airlines of the world. Pakistan International Airlines is currently operating the A320 from the Airbus family.

Proud member of almost all the major airlines around the globe
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Airbus Defence

The company’s world-class portfolio of products includes the Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role combat aircraft; the A400M, C295, and CN235 airlifters; the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport; along with robust, dependable unmanned aerial systems (UAS). For networks and systems, Airbus’ secure and resilient communications capabilities provide comprehensive bandwidth and best-in-class capabilities. Eurofighter is an excellent defense product of Airbus in the fighter aircraft domain.

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Eurofighter: A prominent name in the leading fighter jets around the globe


Airbus has been helping nations to answer big questions from space and advance space exploration for more than 50 years. The company is supplying reliable systems that range from electronic components to full telecommunications relay platforms, scientific satellites, and crewed spacecraft, developing the technology to send spaceships to planets.

Airbus : Making space a universe of possibilities for everyone

Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has a strong focus on users, who strive to provide the most efficient helicopter solutions to their customers who aim to serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments. Its helicopters are in service across more than 150 countries worldwide, performing nearly every type of vertical flight task imaginable. The company’s product line offers the full spectrum of rotary-wing aircraft solutions for civil, government, military, law enforcement, and parapublic uses. Its civilian helicopters range from the light single-engine H125 to the 11-tonne twin-turbine H225 rotorcraft. Military versions are mission-proven in the most demanding front-line conditions and are trusted by more than 100 armed forces worldwide.

Winching Operation in progress through a Super Puma Helicopter

Airbus Manufacturing Locations

Airbus manufacturing locations are spread across Europe and beyond. Some of the major locations for its assembly lines include,

  • Toulouse, France (A320, A330 family, A350 family and A380)
  • Hamburg,Germany (A318, A319, A320 and A321)
  • Seville, Spain (A400M)
  • Tianjin, China (A319 and A320).
  • Mobile, Alabama,USA — (A220, A319, A320 and A321)
  • Mirabel , Canada (A220)
  • Broughton, Wales – Wings construction

Workshare and Transportation

In addition to these major locations, Airbus also has a number of other plants in different European locations. Large A380 parts are brought by ship to Bordeaux, France, and then they are transported to the Toulouse assembly plant through a specially enlarged waterway and road route. The company also has multiple suppliers across the world to support its products.

A typical infographics of an A320 assembly at different locations across Europe

The famous Whale shaped ‘Beluga’

The famous Airbus Beluga has remained an instrumental solution for moving aircraft parts between the different factories and the assembly plants. It is a huge cargo aircraft capable of carrying entire sections of fuselage. An exception to this scheme is the A380, whose fuselage and wings are too large for sections to be carried by the Beluga.

Airbus Beluga transporting the first A320neo

Airbus – A Complete Solution

Airbus has proven the fact that it has solutions for every customer across the globe. Compared to the age and presence of Boeing, the company has managed to pace up exponentially in terms of its growth and presence in the world in a very short span of time. It is a major competition to its counterpart; Boeing. No wonder, the company has a deep vision for the future requirements in commercial aircraft, defense, space, and helicopters.

Featured image: Airbus S.A.S

Written by guest writer, Faisal Bashir