Icons

Introduction

Our icons have a defined unified design style so they match with the Airbus graphic environment.

We have created a huge range of icons for many generic and specific themes.

The Airbus icon set is ready to download from this page for Powerpoint and Illustrator,

If you can’t find a suitable icon for your requirement, you can create a new one following the design principles detailed below.

 

Please always consider:

• Icons are not logos and not to be used as such.

• Icons are generic and not specific, which means that they have to be understandable and usable by all.

• Icons do not contain text, icons usually accompany text.

• An icon on it's own should not and will not be able to express complex contents, if you wish to do so consider using an illustration and explicative text.

 

 

 

 

The Airbus icon set

A dedicated icon set for the visual identity covers the most common needs.

All colour palettes can be used.

Controls

Icon Set Controls

Miscellaneous

Icon Set Miscellaneous

Social

Icon Set Social

Devices

Icon Set Devices

Wayfinding and Signage

Icon Set Wayfinding

Business

Icon Set Business

Commercial aircraft

Icon Set Aircraft

Defence and Space

Icon Set Ds

Helicopters

Icon Set Heli

Aviation

Icon Set Aviation

Cabin

Icon Set Cabin

Tech

Icon Set Tech

Benefits

Icon Set Benefits

Numbers and currencies

Icon Set Numbers

Design principles

A basic set of principles are followed so all icons are consistent and recognisably Airbus. The design is formed from a basic outline with only necessary details.

 

Create direct representations obvious associations

When possible create a direct representation such as: mobile phone = mobile phone

When an icon can’t be represented directly we use an obvious association to the subject, for example: a snowflake = cold.

 

When creating a new icon, please share it with the branding team:

We can support you to apply the design principles and then we can add it to our library so other people can use it.

 

Icons Flat Outline 01

Application: Flat icons

Design

Icons need to be simple. Start with a basic outline and apply only the bare minimum of detail necessary for recognition.

Line weight

There is only one weight of line used. Icons have to be designed at 50 mm diameter with 3 pt line weight.

Exclusion zone

Shown exclusion zone is fixed. It should be used for a clear display whenever possible.

Spacing

The spacing in between lines should be equal to the weight of the thicker line.

Curved corners

Set a small corner radius when possible to make the icons look smooth. Stroke corners have always to be set on “round join”.

Icons Design Principles Application Flat Icons 1
Icons Design Principles Application Flat Icons 2

Application: Outline icons

Design

Icons need to be simple. Start with a basic outline and apply only the bare minimum of detail necessary for recognition.

Line weight

There is only one weight of line used. Icons have to be designed at 50 mm diameter with 3 pt line weight.

Exclusion zone

Shown exclusion zone is fixed. It should be used for a clear display whenever possible.

Spacing

The spacing in between lines should be equal to the weight of the thicker line.

Curved corners

Set a small corner radius when possible to make the icons look smooth. Stroke corners have always to be set on “round join”.

Icons Design Principles Application Outline Icons 1
Icons Design Principles Application Outline Icons 2

Best practice

Best Practice 01
Icons Best Practice 2
Icons Best Practice 3
Best Practice 02
Downloadable icons
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