Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market. Airbus champions innovative technology and offers some of the world's most fuel-efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 16,000 aircraft to over 380 customers worldwide. More than 9,500 aircraft have been delivered, leaving an industry record backlog of more than 6,700 aircraft. Airbus employs 55,000 people of over 100 different nationalities in design and manufacturing facilities in Europe, as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Airbus also operates spare parts and training centers in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, and provides round-the-clock support services to all Airbus operators.