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DAY 1

DAY 1

THE MOMENT TWO SIGNATURES MADE EUROPE FLY

France and Germany commit to the A300 programme

At the Paris Air Show on the 29 May 1969, with Europe still recovering from the divisions of war and American players dominating the commercial aircraft market, France and Germany sat down to make a pioneering agreement.

Those signatures launched the quest to create the Airbus A300, the world's first twin-engine wide body airliner.

This moment of bold collaboration would accelerate progress in the aviation industry, helping to make flight accessible for more people across the globe...

Find out how these two signatures are still shaping the future today:

Where will we go next? Join us on this 50 day celebration as we explore 50 moments of pioneering progress, and imagine the new frontiers we can cross together in the future. 

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