Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. This includes a 15,000-strong British workforce and a turnover generated from UK operations of close to £6 billion, making the company a major contributor to the UK economy.
The company builds on a proud 100-year British heritage united under a common brand. Airbus designs and builds its aircraft wings in the UK and is the UK’s largest space company; a world-leader in cyber security; and the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF, through the A400M and the A330MRTT Voyager. As Britain’s civil helicopter hub, Airbus represents nearly 50% of the UK’s civil helicopter fleet and is a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence.
Airbus’ 450 apprentices, collaborations with more than 20 British universities and annual spend of £500M in UK R&D make it a champion of UK innovation and skills.