Airbus was formed out of a consolidation of several European defense and aerospace companies.
The firm, based in Toulouse, France, produces several popular passenger and military aircraft, including the world's largest jetliner, the A380.
Boeing scored a win at the world's biggest air show in Paris. The American company won more orders than its European rival Airbus - thanks to the continued popularity of its mid-range 737 jets.
Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to purchase a combined 73 planes from Airbus, in a last-minute flurry of deals for the European aviation giant at the Paris Air Show.
After a multi-year boom, aircraft manufactures have recently been in a sales lull. But the world's largest aviation fair in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris, is supposed to change all that.
Planemaker Airbus predicts air traffic will grow almost four and a half percent annually over the next 20 years, requiring some 35,000 new jets and half a million pilots. But not everything's rosy in the aerospace industry.
Aviation giants Airbus and Boeing look to beef up their order books at the world's biggest air show amid growing competition from new entrants. But in Paris the star performer is likely to be the F-35 fighter jet.
European plane maker Airbus has indicated it's weighing the chances for building a new fighter jet for European allies. It is to replace military aircraft in use now, such as the Tornado and the F/A-18 Hornet.
European aircraft maker Airbus has said it expects the global market for passenger planes to double over the next two decades. Growth in the world's second-largest economy will play a decisive role in this.
A new Russian medium-haul passenger jet has successfully completed a first test flight. But whether the MC-21 will really be able to compete with similar planes from Boeing and Airbus is not yet clear.
The French government invests more heavily in its country's companies than almost any other nation in the world. It holds a stake in over 80 firms, especially in sectors which are strategically important to France.
The first Chinese-designed jetliner since the 1970s has taken off for its maiden flight in Shanghai, broadcast live on state television. China hopes to rival Boeing and Airbus with its single-aisle C919 aircraft.
A dream is slowly becoming reality. A Slovak company, Aeromobil, has just unveiled its prototype for a flying car. It's half car and half small aircraft -- and could hit the market soon.
By 2024, the Chinese travel market is set to surpass that of the US as the world's biggest. The demand for airliners is soaring - and China's domestic aviation industry hopes to wrest some of the market from Airbus and Boeing.
Austria and Australia are only two keystrokes apart, but mixing them up is not advisable as European plane manufacturer Airbus has had to admit. It's happened to others before, though, media reports reveal.
The 12-passenger jet was thrown into a freefall over the Arabian Sea due to so-called "wake turbulence" from an Airbus A380. The January incident which only become public recently left one passenger seriously hurt.
Airbus has unveiled a conceptual flying car called Pop.Up, showcasing its futuristic vision of how to fly over crowded city streets. Mathias Thomsen, Airbus' manager of urban air mobility, talks to DW about the project.
It all looks very futuristic. Aircraft maker Airbus and the Italian auto-designer Italdesign have joined forces to create a new flying car concept called Pop.Up. Will it ever happen? What do you think?
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