Airbus at 50

Foreword : chief executive Guillaume Faury on Airbus's impact on the industry over 50 years -- Start of a beautiful friendship : what the French and German founders of the consortium might have made of Airbus today -- Flying into the future : how the company emerged into the airline business in the 1970s and stayed the course -- Cockpit : the pilot's office has changed considerably since the arrival of the A300B1 in 1972 -- Power of persuasion : meet Christian Scherer, who is following in the footsteps of super salesman John Leahy -- Engineering success : Tom Williams looks back on his long career as the manufacturer's most senior British leader -- Airbus A300B cutaway : our drawing from 1972 reveals how the original airliner was designed and constructed -- Breaking the mould : five things Airbus contributed to the world off aviation--and five that did not quite succeed -- Force multiplier : despite being overshadowed by the airliner business, Airbus's defence arm is fighting back -- Europe's experiment : three decades after the creation of Airbus came EADS, a bold attempt at consolidation -- Evolving revolution : Eurocopter's launch in 1992 merged the rotorcraft assets of France and Germany -- Beneath the skin : from our archives, give types that received the cutaway treatment from Flight International -- Reaching for the stars : Airbus has been, and will remain, a leading player in Europe's efforts to conquer space -- Hold the front page : a collage depicting how Airbus types have featured on the cover of Flight International since the appearance of the A300B in 1972.


  • English

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  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: 56 pages
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01710090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2019 11:31AM