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Airbus SAS is a European aircraft and weapons manufacturing company. It is a subsidiary of EADS.[1]

The Airbus Group is ranked in the top 10 of global arms sales for 2016, totalled $12.5 billion according to SIPRI.

Lobbying firms retained

  • Hanover Communications registered Airbus as a client in 2016 on the UK register of consultant lobbyists[2] It remains a client as of March 2018. [3]


Political donations

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*Donated £7,508.50 on 21 April 2016 to Britain Stronger in Europe, the main pro-EU group campaigning for UK voters to choose to remain in the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. [4]

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to
26/11/2007 Airbus UK Ltd £5,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
25/02/2009 Airbus UK Limited £7,000.00 Labour Party
10/09/2009 Airbus UK Limited £4,750.00 Labour Party
26/10/2009 Airbus Operations Limited £5,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
24/12/2014 Airbus Group Ltd £20,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
10/12/2015 Airbus Group Ltd £20,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
21/04/2016 Airbus Group Ltd £7,508.50 Britain Stronger in Europe



  1. Company, Airbus, accessed 21 May 2011.
  2. Hanover Communications profile 2016, Register of consultant lobbyists, accessed 25 April 2016
  3. APPC Register, quarter ending 28 February 2018
  4. Electoral Commission, Donor search EU referendum, accessed 13 May 2016
  5. Electoral Commission, Airbus Donation Search, accessed 22 June 2016