Barbara Kracht: Badge 007 - Stirred, But Not Shaken
In this episode Barbara Kracht – one of Airbus’s original employees, number 007 – goes down memory lane, recalling how the company grew from a modest start-up to a global aviation giant. The daughter of Felix Kracht, who was one of the company’s founders, she spent almost 40 years with Airbus, notably as head of Media Relations.
Barbara tells us about Airbus’s beginnings, including witnessing the A300 first flight and some of the challenges commercially and technically of the early years.
“We did not exist, we had to fight for everything.”
Correction: the A330 crash Barbara refers to happened on 30th June 1994, and not 1974.
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