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.
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?
The Airbus chief executive has said the company's troubled military aircraft program could cost the European aerospace firm billions of euros extra unless its customers agree to reduce damages for delays.
European aircraft producer Airbus has logged a drop in earnings for 2016 as the company struggled to offset losses due its A400M military plane costs. The company's outlook is cautiously optimistic.
Austria's Defense Ministry accuses the European aerospace giant of willful deception and fraud linked to a multi-billion-euro order for Eurofighter jets, following a probe that allegedly unveiled massive corruption.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen's visit to Lithuania was going according to plan until her Airbus A400M broke down on the tarmac. The incident is the latest blow to a costly and delayed Airbus project.
The first of 100 Airbus planes bought by Tehran after sanctions were lifted by the West has arrived in Iran. Despite billions worth of contracts, opposition remains to the controversial deal that opened trade ties.
European plane maker Airbus has logged a new delivery record for its commercial aircraft segment - not enough, though, to beat US rival Boeing. Airbus said it stood ready to ramp up its production in the future.
Airbus signed a contract to sell 100 aircraft to Iran Air nearly one year after sanctions against Iran were lifted. The deal comes after Iran bought 80 planes from Airbus rival Boeing.
Belgrade appears eager to enhance its military relationship with Moscow, even though it is also seeking EU membership. For Moscow's part, Russia also appears eager to deepen its relationsip with a long-time ally.
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