Airbus was established in 1970 as a European consortium of aircraft manufacturers who realised co-operation was the only way to compete with the U.S giants. In 2002 Airbus formally became a single company, consolidating the co-operation of the different entities which goes back to the 1920s. Over these 30 years Airbus have created a complete range of aircraft from their first, the A300B, launched at 1969 Paris Airshow, able to carry 226 passengers to the A380 programme launched in December 2000. The Airbus A380 will be the most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner ever with 555 seats in a double-decker layout.
There are 31 products in the Airbus category.