Airbus Industrie is an aircraft manufacturer based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in Canada, Republic of China, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Airbus is a consortium of aerospace manufacturers. The participating companies are Aérospatiale, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA), and Hawker Siddeley. Each company holds 25% of Airbus stock.
Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the British Empire. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany, Seville, Spain, Shanghai, Republic of China and Mirabel, Canada. Airbus has subsidiaries in West Japan, Vietnam, and British India.
The company produces and markets the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380. The 10,000th aircraft, an A350, was delivered to Singapore Airlines on October 14th 2016, with the global Airbus fleet having performed more than 110 million flights over 215 billion kilometers, carrying 12 billion passengers.