Established by the Group’s three Divisions, the Airbus Foundation drives the Company’s worldwide charitable actions, devoting our resources to effective partnerships with volunteer associations and international aid organisations.
Our aim: partnering for a better world
The Airbus Foundation focuses on supporting the humanitarian community as well as educating and inspiring young people through the world of aerospace.
Our goal is to support the international aid organisations in regions where the Group operates and beyond, as well as to inspire and encourage youth development through contact with the aerospace industry.
With the new Airbus Foundation, I hope we can reach out to a larger population and continue to inspire young people to pursue their studies. The Foundation will also continue to support humanitarian missions around the globe. I would like to thank Airbus employees for their dedication and passion in serving our communities
The Airbus Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors composed of Airbus management members, employee representatives and external experts in their fields.
College of External Experts
“The Foundation felt that I had the right ethos as a partner with my insight into the growth and development of young adults in the workplace. I can advise as to what does and doesn’t work when engaging this segment”.
Kriss Akabusi, three-time Olympic track and field medallist and founder of The Akabusi Charitable Trust
“Being part of an airline such as JetBlue allowed me to get acutely familiar with the commercial aircraft business. In my opinion, it’s vital for the aviation to play a prominent role in supporting humanitarian. Pace, speed, efficiency: this is what aviation can bring”.
Dave Barger, former President and CEO of JetBlue
“There are two forms of education: one that prepares and one that inspires. What I’ve learned as Minister is that you cannot expect everything to come from public policies. There’s also room for philanthropy, informal actions, companies – corporate foundations are a great complement to the effort of boosting interest in science and technology”.
Claudie Haigneré, former astronaut and former French minister delegate for Research & New Technologies and European Affairs
“The Foundation can benefit from my 10 year involvement in youth programmes. While promoting transatlantic relations, I realised one thing we should really onboard from American society: their strength-based approach. They tend to look more at the skills that people have and can develop; you can fail and reinvent yourself, and that’s an important learning we can convey to kids”.
Eveline Metzen, Executive Director of Atlantik-Brucke e.V.
“We highly value the partnership between the IFRC and Airbus Foundation, which enables us to join commercial capacity with true humanitarian experience, enhancing the value of humanitarian action. Proven by the partnership experience, we can achieve more together when there is a shared vision and common objective of helping people in need.”
Birgitte Stalder-Olsen, Head of Global Logistics Service at the IFRC
The Airbus Foundation’s work is made possible through its partnerships. We’re collaborating with a growing number of internationally recognised organizations. See the image carrousel below to learn more about the work they do.
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