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10-28-2004
Airbus Flies for Paris 2012

Following the confirmation of Airbus joining the Paris 2012 Corporate Club, the private financial contribution has risen to 18 million Euros. 12 businesses in total world-wide now support the Paris bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
Airbus In-Flight Formation - © Airbus
Airbus offers a range of the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market. (© Airbus)
 
- The Corporate Club
- Airbus

Accor, Bouygues, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole, EDF, France Télécom, Lagardère, RATP, Renault, SUEZ, VediorBis and now Airbus: the Corporate Club are proud to welcome this new international corporation to the Club.

For the president of the Paris 2012 Corporate Club, Arnaud Lagardère, this new support is tremendously satisfying: "We now have, within the Club, 12 of the biggest French businesses, and as well as their financial contribution, will bring their technical expertise to benefit the Candidature file that will be submitted to the IOC in November.  We hope that France will become a winning team and I invite other businesses to join us and contribute to the mobilization of French business community". 

The CEO of Airbus, Noël Forgeard, explained that "It is essential for Airbus to support the candidacy, side by side other businesses, to offer its expertise, notably, regarding air transportation.  It is with great enthusiasm that we associate our business and its 50 000 employees with this new challenge." 

Airbus, one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in the world, offers a range of the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market.  The corporation has access to research departments and manufacturing sites in France, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain, as well as affiliates in the United States, China and Japan.  Airbus, located in Toulouse, is a partnership between EADS and BAE Systems. 

Altogether, the 12 businesses of the Club represent close to 2 million employees world wide that are backing the French Bid.

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