Tom Enders, CEO Airbus, Chairman of Airbus Foundation
"With the new Airbus Foundation, I hope we can reach out to a larger population and continue to inspire young people to pursue their studies. The Foundation will also continue to support humanitarian missions around the globe. I would like to thank Airbus employees for their dedication and passion in serving our communities."
Airbus Foundation drives the Company's worldwide philanthropic actions, devoting our resources to effective partnerships with volunteer associations and international aid organisations. From relief flights aboard Airbus test aircrafts, to satellite imagery and helicopter hours, the Foundation integrates the activities of all Airbus' Divisions, each uniquely suited to provide resources that can bloster our partners' endeavours.
We also aim to inspire and encourage youth development through contact with the aerospace industry. Through our various programmes and thanks to the engagement of our passionate and highly motivated employees, we invest in the future of communities we support; sharing with young people our passion for science in general and aeronautics in particular.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The Crisis and Support Centre
Action Contre la Faim
Aviation sans Frontières
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
fly2help is an aviation charity dedicated to raising the spirits of people, young and old, living in difficult personal situations and inspiring young people as they consider their future lives. Founded by pilots, our Air Smiles Days and Aim High education programme take everything that is exhilarating about flying and uses it to do something extraordinary.
Tango Flight is a hands-on high school class where students build and fly a two-seat airplane over the course of a school year. Students learn about all aspects of aviation and aerospace engineering through the hands-on experience of building an RV-12 aircraft, working with local aviation companies and even earn college credit with the integrated Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum.
Rock Your Life!
In Germany, the link between a young person’s perspective and socio-demographic background is remarkably strong. Especially for youngsters from disadvantaged milieus, this poses an essential problem. The German school system is very selective, allowing little educational mobility. ROCK YOUR LIFE! wants to encourage pupils on their way to professional life and contribute to them finding out about their strengths and talents, so that they start living accordingly.
College of Founding Members
College of Employee Representatives
College of External Experts
“The Foundation felt that I had the right ethos as a partner with my insight into the growth and development of young adults in the workplace. I can advise as to what does and doesn’t work when engaging this segment”.
Kriss Akabusi, Olympic medallist and CEO of The Akabusi Company & Charitable Trust
“We highly value the partnership between the IFRC and Airbus Foundation, which enables us to join commercial capacity with true humanitarian experience, enhancing the value of humanitarian action. Proven by the partnership experience, we can achieve more together when there is a shared vision and common objective of helping people in need.”
Birgitte Stalder-Olsen, Former Head of IFRC Global Logistics
“Being part of an airline such as JetBlue allowed me to get acutely familiar with the commercial aircraft business. In my opinion, it’s vital for the aviation to play a prominent role in supporting humanitarian. Pace, speed, efficiency: this is what aviation can bring”.
Dave Barger, Airlink Board member and former CEO of JetBlue Airways
“There are two forms of education: one that prepares and one that inspires. What I’ve learned as Minister is that you cannot expect everything to come from public policies. There’s also room for philanthropy, informal actions, companies – corporate foundations are a great complement to the effort of boosting interest in science and technology”.
Claudie Haigneré, First French woman astronaut and Senior Advisor to the Director General of European Space Agency