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 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.


The Airbus Foundation missions

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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



Airbus Foundation

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Moon Camp Challenge


Discovery Space

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Airbus supporting the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Airbus, its employees and the Airbus Foundation have rallied together to rapidly bring support to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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Community Impact

Community Impact

Working together to support communities around the world

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Towards a more sustainable future for people & the planet

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Sustainable supply chain

Environmental and social responsibility across the supply chain