Airbus is an EADS company with 56,000 employees. Mr. Thomas Enders is the President and CEO of Airbus. Airbus is one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, and it consistently captures approximately half or more of all orders for airliners with more than 100 seats. 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. The Airbus product line comprises 14 aircraft models, from the 100-seat single-aisle A318 jetliner to the 525-seat A380 - which is the largest civil airliner in service.Airbus' delivery of 453 jetliners in 2007 surpassed its previous year's total by 19, and were made at the highest ever on-time rate and quality level. Delivery rates in 2008 will reach 34 aircraft from its A320 single-aisle Family each month, along with eight A330/A340 widebodies monthly and one A380 approximately every 30 days.
Its total fleet of delivered aircraft exceeded the 5,300 milestone as of July 2008, with total sales surpassing the 9,000 mark.Airbus also has expanded into the military transport aircraft sector. The A400M multi-role military airlifter - being produced under management of the Airbus Military company - will replace ageing fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transalls beginning in 2009. In addition, aerial tankers for in-flight refueling and transport missions are available in aircraft variants derived from the A310 and A330.