Daily Archives: May 29, 2009

40th anniversary of the agreement for first Airbus aircraft programme — the A300

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the agreement which launched the first ever aircraft programme of Airbus — the A300, which in effect launched the company Airbus. 40 years ago the United States lorded over global civil aviation with giants Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed. In the mid-1960s, tentative negotiations commenced regarding a European collaborative approach to re-enter the lucrative …

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