11 Jul 2012
Airbus’ full range of newest commercial and military aircraft will be on display at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow taking place between July 9-15th. The A380 and the A400M will perform daily flying displays and will also be on static display.
Media are invited to visit our static aircraft which include a customer A380, an Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, an A318 Corporate jet, and the amazing looking Airbus Beluga transport plane. Military aircraft include the A400M and a Portuguese Air Force C295 maritime patrol plane on static display.
All EADS company units, the ‘Future by EADS’ stand and the EADS press centre will be under one roof in a new centrally located 2,500sqm EADS Pavilion (row OE13). The Pavilion will focus on new and future programmes and include an A350 XWB cut-away model and movie theatre showcasing ‘efficiency’. Other models include the A320neo and the C295 in Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) configurations. Airbus will also show a 3D movie offering a vision of the Future of Flight.
The Airbus and Airbus Military Press Conference, is on Thursday July 12th at 11.00 in the EADS press centre at the EADS Pavillion. Notice of any announcements during the week will be posted in the Media centre as well as the EADS Press Chalet.
Airbus is also the headline sponsor of the Farnborough Innovation Zone and Future’s Day. The innovation Zone promotes inspiring R&T projects and a futuristic vision of a sustainable aviation sector in 2050 and beyond. Airbus experts will be on hand to discuss alternative energies, future solutions and future talent.
Airbus is hosting a series of career workshops for those considering a future in aerospace. Airbus has always attracted some of the best talent from around the world, and this will be one of the themes of a special event on Thursday midday at the static display area. Friday’s Future’s Day, is dedicated to the next generation that will shape the future of aviation. It includes a focus on Airbus’ highly popular Fly Your Ideas student challenge, with a panel discussion on the skills required in aviation.