The Airbus Foundation is the principal vehicle for Airbus’ corporate philanthropy, committed to bringing together the products and people of our global aerospace company to help address the challenges of today’s society.  

The Foundation is a separate legal entity, and it prioritises its actions around 3 strategic areas, developing partnerships with NGOs and associations around the world to deliver its missions: Humanitarian Aid, Youth Development, Environment.




Partnering for a better world


The Airbus Foundation’s work is made possible through its partnerships. We’re collaborating with a growing number of internationally recognised organisations. Click below to learn more about the work they do.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 189 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers. Together, they act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

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 The French Crisis and Support Centre (CDCS), established in 2008 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, monitors and anticipates crises abroad, preparing response plans, conducting operations and supporting post-disaster recovery.

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Since its creation in 1995, Action Contre la Faim has supported lifesaving programmes in over 40 countries around the world. The organisation saves the lives of malnourished children and provide families with access to safe water and good nutrition. In 2014, ACF helped over 13.6 million people worldwide.

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Aviation Sans Frontières is  a non-profit organisation since 1980 and state-approved of public utility since 1993. For over 30 years, ASF led humanitarian missions to the  poor  at the heart of developing countries. ASF  offers  its materialistic resources, but also the professionalism and aeronautical skills of its members to serve humanitarian causes.

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Humedica, founded in 1979 and situated in Kaufbeuren (Bavaria), is an international non-governmental organisation, which provides humanitarian assistance in more than 90 countries. Humedica aims to help people, who suffer hardship due to disasters or structural poverty.

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United Way improves lives by mobilising the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit with nearly 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors around the world. Together, they raise more than $5 billion every year to create community solutions that improve life for everyone, impacting  the lives of up to 50 million people every year.

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The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a non-profit, mission based, science center that promotes science learning through a variety of inquiry-based educational and entertaining activities, including exhibits, IMAX films, demonstrations, workshops and teacher professional development. It is located in Mobile, Alabama, US.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Board of Directors


The Airbus Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors composed of Airbus management members, employee representatives and external experts in their fields.


  • Julie Kitcher, Chair of the Airbus Foundation Board and Executive Vice President Communications & Corporate Affairs, Airbus.
  • Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Helicopters.


  • Jean-Marc Escourrou, Chairman of European Airbus SE-Works Council.
  • Thomas Busch, Vice-President of European Airbus SE-Works Council.


  • Claudie Haigneré, Former astronaut, scientist and advisor at the European Space Agency.
  • Sherry Lassiter, President & CEO, the Fab Foundation.
  • Abbas Gullet, CEO of Boma PanAfrican, former secretary general of the Kenya Red Cross Society.

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Humanitarian support

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Addressing climate change & nature conservation challenges