Airbus is a European multinational aerospace corporation that was founded in 1970. Their headquarters are in the Netherlands but their main civil aeroplane business is situated in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse. The company has just begun a worldwide campaign to mark their anniversary of 50 years, which will exhibit defining moments that helped shape the business over the last half a century.
It all began when Jean Chamant, the French Minister of Transport, and Karl Schiller, the German Minister of Economic Affairs, signed an agreement for the collaborative evolution of the A300 jet. This was the first European dual aisle, dual engine airplane for medium distance air travel.
Chief Executive Officer for Airbus, Guillaume Faury, stated, “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 defence aviation businesses from throughout the continent. For 50 years, we have pioneered many firsts through our passion and innovation, transforming the industry and helping to move society forward. Airbus is a story of incredible men and women, a story of great achievements in the past and, above all, in the future.”
The campaign started on the 29th of May and will continue through to the 17th of July. It will display stories with unseen content produced throughout Airbus channels. A different story will be delivered every day for 50 days in a row. The campaign will note influential people and revolutions that made the company what it is today. It will focus on several varying points of the Airbus journey, such as commercial aircraft, space and defence, helicopters, as well as other programs and ambitions. The campaign will also concentrate on how Airbus plans to continue the expansion going forward, as they structure the industry and tackle many of society’s major problems, like carbon emission reduction.