Airbus is one the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial aircraft, with significant bases across Europe and the rest of the world. The area of Filton, North of Bristol, is home to the Airbus UK headquarters.
Engineers here are responsible for the design of wing structures, fuel systems and landing gear for the majority of commercial Airbus models. Wing assemblies for the military aircraft A400M are also manufactured in Filton, then shipped to their final assembly lines in Seville, Spain.
Take the opportunity to see the test and production facilities for some of the most complex parts of a commercial aircraft, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the new aerospace museum nearby, which houses one of the few remaining intact Concordes, which were originally produced on this site.