Airbus Group is a European industrial flagship which unites the capabilities of three market leaders: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters and is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defence-related services. Combining European heritage with global outreach, the company develops an array of products, all of which defy gravity in one way or another; whether it’s the world’s largest commercial aircraft - the double-deck Airbus A380, the newly awakened comet explorer - Rosetta, or the record–breaking helicopter - the X3.
Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of the most innovative commercial aircraft. Its comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft, ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats, from the single-aisle A320 Family to the double-deck A380. More than 6,000 Airbus aircraft are currently in operation and Airbus consistently captures approximately half of all commercial airliner orders.
Airbus Defence and Space (formally Astrium, Airbus Military and Cassidian) is Europe’s No. 1 defence and space company. Worldwide, it ranks second for space and is among the top 10 defence companies, with revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. Composed of four business lines – Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Communication and Intelligence & Security (CIS), and Electronics – Airbus Defence and Space brings together a wide portfolio to continue to meet the complex needs of its customers, contribute to nations’ defence and security, and secure Europe’s sovereign and independent access to space.
Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No.1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer, with a 30% share of the global fleet. The company’s civil helicopter range extends from the EC120 light helicopter to the EC225 Super Puma, and from the AS550 C3 Fennec to the Tiger on the military side.