- (from left to right) Antoine Gosset-Grainville, member of Pascal Lamy's office, Pascal Lamy, European Commissioner and Pascal Dubreuil, responsible for the production of Airbus Industrie. (Photo: European Commission)
The name of an aeroplane produced on the basis of European flight co-operation between the French Aérospatiale-Matra, British Aerospace, German Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace and the Spanish CASA. Its headquarters are in Toulouse, France.
The American Company Boeing has criticised European subsidies for the Airbus while Europeans in turn criticise US Governmenbt defence support for their American competitors.