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 icons
Miscellanous icons
Social icons
Devices icons
Wayfiding & Signage icons
Business icons
Commercial aircraft icons
Defence and space icons
Helicopters icons
Aviation icons
Cabin icons
Tech icons
Numbers & currency icons

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.
 

 

Flat icon 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”.
 

Flat icon 02

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”.
 

Flat outline 01

Best practice

Best practice 01

 

 

Best practice 02
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