The Airbus Foundation is a corporate foundation under French law and was created in December 2008. The Foundation facilitates philanthropic initiatives worldwide. 

The Airbus Foundation missions

The Airbus Foundation provides in-kind support through access to Airbus’ unique portfolio of high-tech products, services, know-how and people to help address some of the world’s most pressing problems, contributing to sustainable solutions for a safe and united world.

The Foundation prioritizes its actions around three strategic areas, developing partnerships with NGOs and associations around the world to deliver its missions: Humanitarian AidYouth Development and Inclusion Environment. All the Foundation’s actions are rooted in the core principles of neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.

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Humanitarian support

Supporting emergency responders

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Youth development

Inspiring through science and aeronautics

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Environmental action

Positively support climate change actions and nature conservation

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is made up of members of the founding companies, external experts and employee representatives.  


  • Ms Julie Kitcher, Executive Vice President Communications & Corporate Affairs of Airbus and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Airbus Foundation
  • Mr Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters
  • Mr Jean-Baptiste Pons, Head of Treasury of Airbus​​​​​​​


  • Mr Thomas Busch, Chairman of European Airbus SE-Works Council
  • Mr Jean-Marc Escourrou, Vice-President of European Airbus SE-Works Council


  • Doctor Abbas Gullet,  CEO of Bomapanafrican
  • Ms Claudie Haigneré, ESA former astronaut and ESA Advisor
  • Ms Sherry Lassiter, President & CEO FAB Foundation
  • Mr Onno Ruhl, General Manager Aga Khan Agency for Habitat


Latest News

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space - Helicopters series
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An animated introduction to the world of helicopters
The Airbus Foundation Discovery Space has just launched a brand new animated video mini-series that sheds light on the unique capabilities of helicopters and the vital role they play in emergency missions.
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Plasma water sanitation system installation - Mukuru Nairobi
Providing safe water and improved hygiene in underserved communities
Airbus Helicopters and the Airbus Foundation partner with local organisations to increase access to clean water for thousands in the Philippines and Kenya.
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Polar Pod

Understanding climate change with the Polar POD expedition

An Airbus Foundation partnership to support Polar POD mission in the Southern Ocean

The Airbus Foundation is supporting the Polar POD expedition. The 2-year mission in the Southern Ocean will unlock valuable insights into climate change.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about the Airbus Foundation you can reach out to us using the following details:

Daniel Werdung

External Communications - Commercial Aircraft

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Towards a more sustainable future for people & the planet

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Environmental and social responsibility across the supply chain