Airbus Group (www.airbus-group.com) is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2013, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of £50.3 billion (XRT €1.18) and employed a workforce of around 144,000. This includes a 17,000-strong British workforce and a UK turnover of close to £2.5 billion, making the Group a major contributor to the UK economy.
The Group builds on a proud 100-year British heritage united under a common brand. Airbus designs and builds its aircraft wings in the UK. Airbus Defence and Space is the UK’s largest space company; the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF and a world-leader in cyber security. As Britain’s civil helicopter hub, Airbus Helicopters holds 55% of the UK’s offshore oil and gas helicopter market and is a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence.
Airbus Group’s 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.