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.
50 years after the last moon landing, astronauts are due to head there again. In NASA's new ORION space ship. The European Space Agency is involved too - producing the service module, ESM. It will house everything necessary for the mission - engines, fuel, gas, water and oxygen for the astronauts. It's due to be delivered in 2018.