Airbus is a leading manufacturer on the world market for large civil aircraft, with a product range extended to include military variants. Highly innovative concepts distinguish aircraft from Airbus, and most recently the development of the impressive giant A380 put these claims to the test. All aircraft and developments of the manufacturer are presented and described in this Fact File edition - complete with performance tables and a good mix of contemporary and modern photographs.
Gerhard Lang, born in 1947, is the chief editor of the German aviation magazine and Vice President of the German Society for the Preservation of Historic Aircraft. Born in Stuttgart, he is well-known to a wide audience through publications on civil aviation.