Airbus, a 50-year success of a child of Europe

Coincidence of the calendar, the festivities of the cinquentenaire Airbus begin in the wake of the european elections. The anniversary of what is, to date, the

Airbus, a 50-year success of a child of Europe

Coincidence of the calendar, the festivities of the cinquentenaire Airbus begin in the wake of the european elections. The anniversary of what is, to date, the only successful european industrial will highlight a spectacular "family flight" on Wednesday, the day of the signing of the act of birth of Airbus by the French ministers and the German Defence. A ceremony then on the day of the opening of the paris air Show in 1969, a few weeks after the green light policy of general de Gaulle and chancellor Adenauer.

The GIE is born of a strong political act, at a time when the franco-German friendship is was said to tame. He is the child of a political compromise which was inscribed in the genes of Airbus, the parity of the franco-German

This flight will align in the sky from toulouse, all commercial aircraft of the A 320 in the Beluga XL is going for the A 380, A 350, as the 330. 20 000 employees, about 26,000 employees at headquarters and in the factories of Toulouse, are expected to attend. Since Monday, an exhibition on the history is available on the sites of Airbus in Europe, but also in China and the United States, where the manufacturer has opened assembly plants. On 17 June, in the evening, a few hours after ...

Updated Date: 30 May 2019, 00:00

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