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This year Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary!
Meet Jeff Burridge and Martin Agüera, both senior communications officials for Airbus. They will take you to every corner of the company, from an experimental simulator to an assembly line where 12 jets are put together under one roof. Get the behind the scenes view and meet the fascinating people that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today.
So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

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This year Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary!
Meet Jeff Burridge and Martin Agüera, both senior communications officials for Airbus. They will take you to every corner of the company, from an experimental simulator to an assembly line where 12 jets are put together under one roof. Get the behind the scenes view and meet the fascinating people that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today.
So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

    Ep 8 Colin Paynter: A Glimpse into Space

    Ep 8 Colin Paynter: A Glimpse into Space

    Airbus reaches beyond the skies and into space, and the technologies it builds and develops, keeps vital global communications that we all depend upon, working. 
    Colin Paynter is the Managing Director of Airbus Defence and Space, based in the UK. Colin heads up a workforce of more than four thousand people, most of whom are involved in building communications and observation satellites. Airbus is by far the biggest player in this field in the UK. Customers for these solutions range from telecommunications companies to the British Armed Forces, and are used for a variety of functions, including monitoring the effects of climate changes and providing extra capacity for mobile phones. Airbus Defence and Space is also developing a new Mars Rover that is on schedule to be launched to the Red Planet (Mars) in the coming few years. Its goal will be to provide new scientific insights. 
    Colin who has worked in his current position for 17 years, is about to retire from Airbus, and in this episode, he speaks to Martin Aguera about his work in the past, present developments, as well as his hopes for Airbus in the space segment moving forward. 

    • 20 min
    Ep 7 Didier Delsalle: Reaching the Peak

    Ep 7 Didier Delsalle: Reaching the Peak

    We're delving into the fascinating world of Airbus Helicopters and our guide for this episode has been with the company for over 30 years.
    Didier Delsalle is an experimental test pilot, who spends his days pushing the limits of aviation technology. He is known for being the first and only person who landed a helicopter, the NH90 or Squirrel, on the world's highest mountain, Everest, back in 2005. He has accumulated over 10,000 hours in the air and has flown about every helicopter in the Airbus world.
    "As a prototype test pilot, you are always working with the latest technology. Even to the very last day, you want to see new systems or to fly new helicopters. Even to the very last day, you are still at the top."

    • 24 min
    Ep 6 Till Eisenberg: Waking up CIMON – the floating brain in space

    Ep 6 Till Eisenberg: Waking up CIMON – the floating brain in space

    For many people, Airbus is associated with aircraft, but it also does much more. In all that it does, the company always aims to reach beyond the clouds.
    Till Eisenberg is one of those who have helped Airbus make its mark in the final frontier of Space. He led an Airbus team that designed a floating electronic brain – called CIMON – that was sent to the International Space Station to help astronauts with their work. CIMON floats freely in zero gravity with its computerized facial screen watching, listening and communicating by voice with the astronauts. A future version is even being designed to read the mood of those on board in order to help them cope with the psychological demands of being in orbit.
    Till came to Airbus with a fascination for space, which came from watching Star Wars and Star Trek as a child, and in this episode, he tells Martin Aguera how he made science fiction into science reality.

    • 23 min
    Ep 5 Shashwath Vummidilakshman: Reach for the stars

    Ep 5 Shashwath Vummidilakshman: Reach for the stars

    Being international is at the heart of Airbus – from its European beginnings to its current global reach. And its workforce is no exception! There are more than 130 thousand people working at Airbus, drawn from over 120 countries.
    Shashwath Vummidilakshman’s journey eventually led him to Airbus. But it wasn’t easy realising his dream, coming from the bustling streets of Bangalore in Southern India, to verdant Toulouse in Southern France.There is a saying: "The destination should be constant, but the journey can differ."

    • 17 min
    Ep 4 Fernando Alonso: Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

    Ep 4 Fernando Alonso: Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

    The introduction to this episode comes from Paris Air Show where aircraft are on display in the air and on the ground. But before they reach Le Bourget’s tarmac, or even go near any runway, they go through intensive testing procedures. “Safety first” is Airbus’s mantra in all it does.
    Fernando Alonso has been central to this process for three decades, and he has a real passion for every aspect of getting aircraft from the design stage into operation. Over the course of his career he accumulated more than 4,300 hours of flight tests, and notably, he was key in the organisation and development of the Airbus’s flight test campaigns.
    "You cannot do this job [without passion]. There is a physical connection between you and the airplane. I cannot imagine this job without passion."

    • 23 min
    Ep 3 Jacques Rocca: A knight at the museum

    Ep 3 Jacques Rocca: A knight at the museum

    Jacques Rocca is Airbus’s History Man. He sees the company’s achievements as part of a heritage that should be preserved. His passion to ensure that the past can be put on display now, led him to join the ‘AIRitage Project’ that collects and preserves aviation history from documents to whole aircraft. For the past ten years, he has also been the director of Airbus’s heritage department.
    So who better than him to take us on a private tour of Aeroscopia, the incredible aviation museum in Toulouse. 
    "When I joined Aerospatiale in 1997, I understood that there is a very important history, heritage, which should be protected."

    • 20 min

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