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This year Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Meet Jeff Burridge and Martin Agüera, both senior communications officials for Airbus. They will take you to every corner of the company, from an experimental simulator to an assembly line where 12 jets are put together under one roof. In this podcast, you will get a behind the scenes view and be introduced to some of the fascinating individuals that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today. You will hear many true stories including -- the high school kid who was sitting in India watching the A380’s first flight, which sparked his dream of joining Airbus -- where he works today. And the experience of one of the original employees, the woman with the badge number 007, who was on board Airbus’s first commercial jet as it set off around the world to get orders. So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

This year Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Meet Jeff Burridge and Martin Agüera, both senior communications officials for Airbus. They will take you to every corner of the company, from an experimental simulator to an assembly line where 12 jets are put together under one roof. In this podcast, you will get a behind the scenes view and be introduced to some of the fascinating individuals that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today. You will hear many true stories including -- the high school kid who was sitting in India watching the A380’s first flight, which sparked his dream of joining Airbus -- where he works today. And the experience of one of the original employees, the woman with the badge number 007, who was on board Airbus’s first commercial jet as it set off around the world to get orders. So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.
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France

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This year Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Meet Jeff Burridge and Martin Agüera, both senior communications officials for Airbus. They will take you to every corner of the company, from an experimental simulator to an assembly line where 12 jets are put together under one roof. In this podcast, you will get a behind the scenes view and be introduced to some of the fascinating individuals that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today. You will hear many true stories including -- the high school kid who was sitting in India watching the A380’s first flight, which sparked his dream of joining Airbus -- where he works today. And the experience of one of the original employees, the woman with the badge number 007, who was on board Airbus’s first commercial jet as it set off around the world to get orders. So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

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@Airbus

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 4 Fernando Alonso: Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

9/17/2019
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The introduction to this episode comes from Paris Air Show where aircraft are on display in the air and on the ground. But before they reach Le Bourget’s tarmac, or even go near any runway, they go through intensive testing procedures. “Safety first” is Airbus’s mantra in all it does. Fernando Alonso has been central to this process for three decades, and he has a real passion for every aspect of getting aircraft from the design stage into operation. Over the course of his career he...

Duration:00:23:35

Ep 3 Jacques Rocca: A knight at the museum

9/3/2019
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Jacques Rocca is Airbus’s History Man. He sees the company’s achievements as part of a heritage that should be preserved. His passion to ensure that the past can be put on display now, led him to join the ‘AIRitage Project’ that collects and preserves aviation history from documents to whole aircraft. For the past ten years, he has also been the director of Airbus’s heritage department. So who better than him to take us on a private tour of Aeroscopia, the incredible aviation museum in...

Duration:00:20:41

Ep 2 Grazia Vittadini: Technically speaking

8/20/2019
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The Paris Air Show is the place where the industry and the public gather every two years to discover what’s new and exciting in the world of aviation. Airbus’s Chief Technology Officer is always in demand during the show, meeting with potential customers and others. The current CTO, Grazia Vittadini had a particularly busy week. Among other things, she signed an agreement with six other CTOs committing to sustainable goals for the aerospace industry. Grazia has ascended through Airbus’s...

Duration:00:23:33

Ep 1 Barbara Kracht: Badge 007 – stirred, but not shaken

7/23/2019
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In this episode Barbara Kracht – one of Airbus’s original employees, number 007 – goes down memory lane, recalling how the company grew from a modest start-up to a global aviation giant. The daughter of Felix Kracht, who was one of the company’s founders, she spent almost 40 years with Airbus, notably as head of Media Relations. Barbara tells us about Airbus’s beginnings, including witnessing the A300 first flight and some of the challenges commercially and technically of the early...

Duration:00:23:59

Introducing We Make It Fly

6/28/2019
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Airbus is turning 50 this year! So join us as we launch a new podcast, We Make It Fly. At Airbus, we make commercial aircraft—you’ve probably been on one. But we also make helicopters, fighter jets, space rockets and even the Mars Rover. In this podcast, you will meet the people who have played a part in turning the company into a global giant in the aerospace industry. Get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. We'd welcome your feedback using #WeMakeItFly. To find out more...

Duration:00:01:17