Airbus' mission is to provide the aircraft best suited to the market's needs and to support these aircraft with the highest quality of service. Its modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 600 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (A318/A319/A320/A321); the widebody, long-range A330 Family (including the A330-200 Freighter, the A330-based MRTT, as well as the A330-800 and A330-900 NEO versions); the new-generation A350 XWB Family; as well as the flagship A380.
The company’s A320 product line is even more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly with the A320neo (new engine option), which provides the minimum change with maximum benefit for the A319, A320 and A321 through the availability of two new jet engine choices – CFM International’s LEAP-1A and the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM – along with the use of Airbus’ fuel-saving Sharklets wingtip devices.
Across the product line of fly-by-wire jetliners, Airbus’ unique approach ensures that its aircraft share the highest possible degree of commonality in on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics.
In 1995, Airbus became the first aircraft manufacturer to create an operation dedicated to working with lessors. These companies – including two of Airbus' largest customers, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) – offer a low-risk option for airlines, allowing them to operate without the need for financing a fleet and providing flexibility to add or remove capacity as needed.
Lessors also represent low-risk customers for Airbus, as they are less susceptible to the cyclical nature of air travel due to their global presence.