Airbus Group’s growing global footprint
The Airbus Group operates across the globe in more than 170 locations worldwide. Most of the company’s order book and growing industrial footprint now lie beyond its European borders. Such examples can be seen in new final assembly lines in Tianjin (China) and Mobile, Alabama (US). We also produce helicopters in Brazil, maintain research centres in Singapore, India, the US, China and Russia, and we run Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hubs on five continents.
- Since our foundation we have increased our total workforce from 89,000 in 2000 to more than 144,000 today, representing over 130 nationalities.
- During the same period, our order book has more than quintupled, from €132 billion to €686 billion in 2013.
- We are the largest investor in R&D of any aerospace company anywhere in the world. Today, we own almost 40,000 patents or patent applications, spanning about 10,000 inventions.