50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

The Airbus Foundation celebrates its first decade

Download: Printable PDF Date: 01 Sep 2018 15:21 categories:
Publisher:
The Airbus Foundation celebrates its first decade - Events / Festivals publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France

On 30 August 2018 the Airbus Foundation – the company’s vehicle for corporate philanthropy – marked a milestone: its 10th anniversary

Over the last 10 years the Airbus Foundation has grown in size and scope but remains committed to a strategy that focuses on inspiring the next generation and humanitarian action. Throughout the previous decade the Foundation, chaired by Airbus CEO Tom Enders, has used the company’s aeronautic and space products, competencies, diverse workforce and culture for driving innovation to address societal issues of all kinds. Here are just a few highlights of these activities, while more info is available on the Foundation pages.

The Airbus Foundation could not have achieved so much without the committed Airbus employees who have supported its programmes and initiatives, along with the company’s management and engaged external partners. 

More than 7,300 young people and 1,700 employees in 13 countries and across 17 sites have been engaged in the Foundation’s youth programmes including the Airbus Flying Challenge and the Airbus Little Engineer.  Each programme aims to support young people at risk of social exclusion by inspiring them in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) through Airbus’ inspirational products, encouraging a fascination with aerospace.  A further inspirational example is the new Airbus Foundation Discovery Space digital platform which includes numerous activities to excite, engage and educate young people, and which will be continually updated and expanded.

10 Years Foundation Slide3

10 Years Foundation Slide1

10 Years Foundation Slide2

10 Years Foundation Slide4

10 Years Foundation Slide5

10 Years Foundation Slide6

10 Years Foundation Slide7

In addition to its work with young people, the Foundation has developed a reputation for being a trusted and valued partner to the humanitarian community, offering support and services during emergency response and disaster relief situations.  It has also signed agreements with five key humanitarian partners: 

Responding to partner requests for assistance, the Foundation mobilises Airbus’ products and services to provide relief flights, helicopter hours and satellite imagery to help people in desperate need.  To date, the Foundation has coordinated 66 flights (17 humanitarian relief flights using Airbus test aircraft and 49 goodwill flights using customer delivery aircraft) to transport over 864 tonnes of essential aid and medical and humanitarian personnel and funded 418 helicopter hours over 20 emergency missions.  In addition, more than 700 people have been trained for emergency helicopter rescue missions.

More recently in 2017, the Foundation added the provision of satellite imagery to the portfolio of services available to its humanitarian partners and has already successfully fulfilled 11 separate requests. In addition, it held the first Airbus ‘Innovation for Humanity’ summit earlier this year to bring together representatives from the humanitarian community with Airbus employees with the aim of developing innovative solutions to some of the key challenges they face. 

Reflecting on the last 10 years, there have been many challenges and many successes, as highlighted above. However, the Foundation could not have achieved so much without the committed Airbus employees who have supported its programmes and initiatives, along with the company’s management and engaged external partners. With such continued support and cooperation, here’s to the next 10 years of achievements! 



Loading comments for The Airbus Foundation celebrates its first decade...


Recommended

Azerbaijan Airlines introduces mobile application for iPhone and Android devices

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier - AZAL rolled out its own mobile application for iOS (version 9.0 or later) and Android (version 5.0 or later) smartphones. The mobile application with...

MEBAA Insurance tailor made its medical insurance to suit members in UAE

MEBAA has entered into an Agreement with National General Insurance Company (NGI) UAE, to provide uniquely designed Medical Insurance Scheme for its member companies operating within UAE. This associa...

FACC Innovation recognized by Airbus

Innovation has been firmly anchored in the DNA of FACC ever since the company was founded 30 years ago. Numerous national and international awards confirm the technological leadership of the globally...

First Germany registered Embraer Praetor delivered

The first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany is delivered!  “Aircraft acceptance is an important and critical part at the very beginning of the aircraft management process. The...