President Aquino forges stronger tie up with Airbus

PARIS, France, Dec. 3 -- President Aquino met with officials of Airbus on Tuesday to discuss enhanced cooperation between the Philippines and the European airplane manufacturer.

Significant components for Airbus A350 are sourced from the Philippines such as actuators, galleys and toilets, said Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. who joined President Aquino during the meeting.

The Philippine aviation industry is ramping up with new capacity and the country has now become a high potential source of components for plane manufacturing, he continued.

Airbus is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military airlifters, with a 40-plus year track record of innovation, technological firsts, and industry milestones.

Airbus was established in July 1967 by France, Germany, and Britain who agreed to strengthen European cooperation in the field of aviation technology to promote economic and technological progress in Europe.

They also agreed to take appropriate measures for the joint development and production of an airliner, which is the airbus.

During the 1969 Paris Air Show, the A300 is officially born in the form of a joint partnership between Europeans, establishing an airplane brand out of passion and commitment.

From the game-changing A300, Airbus continued its leadership to the 21st century with the creation of new-generation A380 and A350 XWB programs. (PCOO/PND)


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