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Airbus is one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, and it consistently captures approximately half or more of all orders for airliners with more than 100 seats.

Over the past 40 years, Airbus has played a key role in the international air transport industry’s evolution. Achievements such as improving manufacturing techniques, developing global cooperation, and reducing aviation’s environmental impact result from Airbus’ ability to understand market and passenger expectations, and answer them with solutions that have become world standards.

Airbus' mission is to provide the aircraft best suited to the market's needs and to support these aircraft with the highest quality of service. The Airbus product line comprises 14 aircraft models, from the 100-seat single-aisle A318 jetliner to the 525-seat A380 - which is the largest civil airliner in service.

Airbus made 483 deliveries in 2008, surpassing the previous year's total by 30. Its total number of aircraft provided to customers worldwide was above the 5,600 mark as of April 2009, with combined orders reaching more than 9,200 single-aisle and widebody Airbus jetliners.

Airbus also has expanded into the military transport aircraft sector. The A400M multi-role military airlifter - being produced under management of the Airbus Military company - will replace ageing fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transalls. In addition, aerial tankers for in-flight refueling and transport missions are available in aircraft variants derived from the A310 and A330.

Airbus continues to pioneer with the opening of the A320 Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin last year, a clear sign of its innovative approach to international cooperation.

Airbus has been built on its ability to draw on the best of Europe and develop innovative products in anticipation of market needs. Airbus employees – engineers, pilots, salesmen, marketers, managers, technicians or workers on the production lines – always have been driven by a spirit of innovation and passion for aeronautics.

To safeguard this technology leadership position and to ensure its global competitiveness, Airbus relies on its ability to innovate and build the world’s most efficient aircraft. Today, Airbus 2020 sets the path for a huge R&T programme over the next 20 years, which will ensure that innovation remains at the heart of Airbus development.

Airbus vision for 2020 is to be a top-performing enterprise building the world's best aircraft to its customers.

Airbus' mission is to meet the needs of airlines and operators by producing the most modern and comprehensive aircraft family on the market, complemented by the highest standard of product support.

Airbus fosters values of excellence and innovation among its culturally-diverse employees and considers its customers, contractors and suppliers to be partners working in the interests of safety, quality and performance.

The company's philosophy is always to listen to its customers and to maintain its vision - the forward thinking which has placed Airbus at the forefront of the industry.

Airbus develops a clear empathy with its customers, encouraging a two-way flow of views, ideas and technical feedback on its aircraft in service around the world.

Ultimately the reputation of Airbus stands or falls by its integrity. Airlines and their passengers know that an Airbus aircraft is the product of an honest company which builds the safest, most reliable and best performing aircraft possible.

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Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse
1, Rond Point Maurice Bellonte
Blagnac Cedex 31707
Americas Headquarters
198 Van Buren Street Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20170
United States

+33 5 61 93 33 33

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