Airbus celebrates 50 years [Video]

June 5, 2019

Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company’s 50-year anniversary, showcasing key moments of progress throughout the past five decades.

The campaign marks 50 years since the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant, and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement at the 1969 Paris Air Show for the joint-development of the A300 aircraft, a first European twin-aisle twin-engine jet for medium-haul air travel.

Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO said, “Airbus’ story is one of ambition and progress and has been a showcase of European integration. Over five decades, we have brought together civil and defense aviation businesses from throughout the continent.”

Running from May 29 to July 17, 2019, a new story will be released each day, for 50 consecutive days, to highlight the people and innovations that have driven the company. The campaign shines a light on many different aspects of the Airbus business, including commercial aircraft, helicopters, space and defense, in addition to programs and initiatives.

The 50th anniversary campaign also looks to the future, exploring how Airbus continues to pioneer electric flight to reduce emissions, digitize aerospace design, or develop new urban air mobility options.

Campaign will bring stories to life through content published across Airbus channels for 50 days.