What makes an aircraft fly? You don't have to be an aerospace expert to be fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes at one of the largest aircraft construction companies in the world. The Airbus Group in Bremen turns the dream of flying into reality. We were given the unique opportunity to watch engineers, mechanics and technicians at work inside the Bremen plant.
Our tour starts outside the factory. Swiftly passing through the security gates in the main building, we enter the vast world of Airbus – and that is meant quite literally. The 4,500 or so employees in Bremen work in an area covering 450,000 square metres. Streets, cycle paths, countless buildings – the site is huge and it is almost impossible to take it all in. The orderly nature of the entire operation belies the complexity of the work that goes on here: this is industrial engineering at the very highest level.