Airbus surprised the interwebs on Tuesday with a video titled “One Thing To Say To Boeing”. It wasn’t exactly what we were expected. Boeing and Airbus are in tough competition on a number of fronts. The Boeing 737MAX vs. Airbus A320NEO battle is heated. Both companies are also competing toe to toe for 747-400 and 777-200 replacement orders. Boeing’s 777-9X and Airbus A350-1000 offer unique features to try to one up the other. When Airbus posted a video directed at Boeing, many assumed it would be a lighthearted way to one up Boeing in front of a worldwide audience during the Farnborough air show.
Instead of cheeky message, Airbus wowed the world with a suspenseful but classy announcement. You see Boeing is celebrating 100 years as a company this year. Airbus employees just wanted to say congratulations. The two companies are fierce competitors but they aren’t afraid to keep it classy. Like WWI aces meeting over the skies, props to Airbus for keeping it classy and offering a salute. Here’s to another 100 years of aviation competition.