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Welcome to our We Make It Fly podcasts where we bring you the fascinating stories of the people that have played a part in making Airbus the extraordinary company that it is today. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and use the hashtag #AirbusPodcast to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you! 

Podcast: Introducing We Make It Fly

From Startup to Aerospace Giant: The Story of Airbus

Airbus is turning 50 this year! So join us as we launch a new podcast, We Make It Fly.

At Airbus, we make commercial aircraft—you’ve probably been on one. But we also make helicopters, fighter jets, space rockets and even the Mars Rover. In this podcast, you will meet the people who have played a part in turning the company into a global giant in the aerospace industry.

Get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.


July 18

Episode 1 - "Badge 007 - stirred, but not shaken" - Barbara Kracht

In this episode Barbara Kracht – one of Airbus’s original employees – number 007 – goes down memory lane recalling how the company grew from a modest start-up to a global aviation giant. The daughter of Felix Kracht, who was one of the company’s founders, she spent almost 40 years with Airbus, notably as head of Media Relations.

Barbara tells us about Airbus’s beginnings, including being on board of the A300 during its first flight and some of the challenges commercially and technically of the early years.

“We did not exist, we had to fight for everything.”

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