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DAY 29

DAY 29

BOGGLE YOUR MIND WITH THESE STATS

Airbus statistics that are not just for aviation geeks

On 29 May 1969, Airbus began a journey that would see it become one of the fastest growing companies in the history of European industry.

By the turn of the century, Airbus had become the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer.

Now, over 2 billion passengers fly in an Airbus aircraft every year – meaning it has even more users than Facebook.

On 29 May 2019, our 50th Anniversary celebrations were in full flow, but the Airbus fleet carried out the same mind-boggling amount of flying it does every single day.

Take a look at what that one day in the life of the Airbus fleet looks like…

Airbus 50 Day 29 Asset Infographic
6 million passengers fly in an Airbus aircraft
An Airbus aircraft takes off or lands every 1.2 seconds
2,466 patients are treated thanks to an Airbus helicopter rescue
Airbus aircraft serve 1,500 airports in over 180 countries and territories
The worldwide commercial aircraft and helicopter fleets complete over 80,000 flight hours
The Airbus fleet covers 65 million km, equating to almost 1,600 times round the globe
REVOLUTIONISE THE INDUSTRY WITH DATA

REVOLUTIONISE THE INDUSTRY WITH DATA

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