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We Make It Fly ∙ Wednesday December 04, 2019 ∙ duration: 20:11

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. 


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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. In this podcast, you will get a behind the scenes view and be introduced to some of the fascinating individuals that have made Airbus a global giant in the aerospace industry today. You will hear many true stories including — the high school kid who was sitting in India watching the A380’s first flight, which sparked his dream of joining Airbus — where he works today. And the experience of one of the original employees, the woman with the badge number 007, who was on board Airbus’s first commercial jet as it set off around the world to get orders. So get on board, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

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