1953 saw the first flight of the #SNCASO SO.1310 #Farfadet, an experimental French convertiplane. The SO.1310 was a gyrodyne type aircraft featuring a tip-jet driven, three-bladed rotor, a fixed wing and a turboprop engine driving a nose-mounted propeller.
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Airbus Group – known as EADS until 1 January, 2014 – was created in 2000 through the merger of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG in Germany, Aérospatiale Matra in France, and CASA in Spain. The Group is today’s best practical example of a truly successful European industrial company. In 2013, Airbus Group had revenues of € 57.6 billion. At the end of the year its order backlog was worth € 680.6 billion and it had around 139,000 employees.