Page 3 Evolution of the Airbus family a world of innovation 9,175 orders 300customers 5,366 delivered to date 453delivered in 2008
Page 4 European Roots with global outreach 20 languages 3 customer support centres More than 5,000 aircraft delivered 16 manufacturing sites 296operators 5 spares centres 56,000employees more than 88 nationalities 9engineering design centres 298 customers 4 training centres 290 resident customer support managers 160 offices 24 hour customer support (365 days a year) 50 flight simulators 1global company
Introduction European aerospace company. Based in Blagnac, France, near Toulouse… The company produces around half of the world's jet airliners… Airbus employs around 57,000 people at sixteen sites in four European Union countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain. Final assembly production is at Toulouse(France), Hamburg(Germany), Seville(Spain) and, since 2009, Tianjin(China).[ Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, China and India. The company is known for producing and marketing the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airlinerand the world's largest airliner, theA380.
Through Life Cycle Costs, Why are they important ? Through life costs Environmental Impacts
Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global warming
Formation of Airbus Industry Airbus Industry was formally established as a Groupementd'InteretEconomique (Economic Interest Group or GIE) on 18 December 1970. It had been formed by a government initiative between France, Germany and the UK that originated in 1967….. The name "Airbus" was taken from a non-proprietary term used by the airline industry in the 1960s to refer to a commercial aircraft of a certain size and range….. In October 1971 the Spanish company CASA acquired a 4.2% share of Airbus Industrie, with Aerospatiale and Deutsche Airbus reducing their stakes to 47.9… In January 1979 British Aerospace, which had absorbed Hawker Siddeley in 1977, acquired a 20% share of Airbus Industry. The majority shareholders reduced their shares to 37.9%, while CASA retained its 4.2%
From 100 to 525 Seats (Efficiency and comfort)
Airbus aircraft numbering system The Airbus numbering system is an alpha numeric model number followed by a dash and a three digit number… The model number takes the form of the letter "A" followed by a '3', a digit, then followed normally by a '0' (except in the case of the A318, A319, A321 and A400M), e.g. A320. To use an A320-200 with International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A1 engines as an example….. The code is 2 for series 200, 3 for IAE and engine version 1, thus the aircraft number is A320-231…. An additional letter is sometimes used. These include, 'C' for a combo version (passenger/freighter), 'F' for a freighter model, 'R' for the long range model, and 'X' for the enhanced model….