Airbus’ First Airliner – the A300 – reaches 40

A300B Air France 1st aircraftOn May 12, 2014, Airbus celebrated the 40th anniversary of the entry into service of its first aircraft – the A300B – operated by Air France as the launch customer.  The Airbus A300B was the world’s first twin-engine widebody and since their 1974 service debut 878 A300/A310 family aircraft have been manufactured.  Even today, over 400 of these are still in service with 65 customers.