Airbus Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

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

The campaign begins today (May 29) by marking 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, CEO of Airbus 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 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.”

Running from May 29 to July 17, the campaign will deliver a new story published each day for 50 concecutive days across Airbus channels.

Airbus said the stories will highlight people and innovations, while covering many different aspects of its business, including commercial aircraft, helicopters, space and defence.

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