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12 May 2014
12. May 2014 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus’ first Family – the A300 – reaches 40

Handover of the milestone first Airbus A300B2 in May 1974 is marked with this “family photo” with the flight crew from Air France
Airbus is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the entry into service of its first aircraft – the A300B – operated by Air France as the launch customer.
Today leading the aviation industry, Airbus was focused at the very outset on innovation, by designing the A300B as the world’s first twin-engine widebody.
Moreover, the success of that programme and the philosophy to innovate has been the cornerstone of Airbus’ ongoing success story.
Starting in 1974, 878 A300/A310 Family aircraft have been manufactured. Even today, over 400 of these are still in service with 65 customers.
Thanks to our customers for their trust.
Handover of the milestone first Airbus A300B2 in May 1974 is marked with this “family photo” with the flight crew from Air France

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