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Airbus is an aircraft manufacturing division of Airbus Group (formerly European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company). It is based in Blagnac, France, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by EADS (80%) and BAE Systems (20%). BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006.

Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and, since 2009 as a joint-venture, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, China and India.

Airbus’ comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (including A320neo, the best-selling aircraft in aviation history); the wide-body long-range A330 Family (including the A330-200 Freighter, the A330-based MRTT, and the recently launched A330-800neo and -900neo); the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family; and the flagship A380.

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.

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