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Company Profile



Headquarter: Leiden, Netherlands

Revenues (2017): 66.767 billion €

Operating income (2017): 4.253 billion €

Employees (2017): 129.442


Airbus SE, through its subsidiaries, provides aerospace products, services, and solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Helicopters, and Airbus Defence and Space segments with more than 37,000 patents held by Airbus worldwide.[1]

The Airbus Commercial Aircraft segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells commercial jet aircraft of approximately 100 seats; and regional turboprop aircraft and aircraft components, as well as provides aircraft conversion and related services.

The Airbus Helicopters segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells civil and military helicopters; and offers helicopter related services for tactical transport and naval applications.

The Airbus Defence and Space segment designs, develops, delivers, and supports military aircraft, such as combat, mission, transport, and tanker aircraft, as well as offers unmanned aerial systems and their associated services.

Civil and defence space systems for telecommunications, earth observations, navigation, science, and orbital systems; missile systems; and space launcher systems, as well as provides services around data processing from platforms, secure communication, and cyber security.

The company was formerly known as Airbus Group SE and changed its name to Airbus SE in April 2017. Airbus SE was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands.[2]

In 2007, Airbus started looking seriously at metal additive manufacturing. In 2011, the company began using EBM titanium structural components on its satellites. In the very near future, Airbus is targeting topology optimized parts for higher volume applications, like civil aircraft.[3]