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Airbus demonstrates 40 years of innovation and shaping efficiency


Airbus is proud to mark the 100th anniversary of Le Bourget Air Show by demonstrating break-through technologies, top-end innovations and Airbus “Firsts” from the company’s own 40 year history. Visitors can see, feel, and touch aircraft and many items, which have revolutionised aviation and have led to today’s Airbus global leadership position. This also includes flying displays by the world’s most modern and eco-efficient airliner, the A380.

Airbus will be present at the EADS Pavilion (Row A-418). The Press Chalet is located at Row A 415-417. For the first time since it became an integrated civil and military aircraft company, Airbus will exhibit its full aircraft portfolio at the EADS stand in Hall 2A-151. They will include a full size cross section of an A400M with 1:50 scale models of the A400M and MRTT. It also includes a full size mock-up of the A350 XWB’s upper section housing an audio-visual theatre showing Airbus’ latest products and innovations that are shaping efficiency. Cut-away models of the A380 and the A350 XWB are also on display, as well as an interactive video learning tool featuring all Airbus aircraft family products, including Airbus Military. Airbus experts and specialists will be available to discuss innovations at the Forum on the stand.

For the latest update on market trends, on Tuesday, 16th June, Airbus will hold a press conference starting at 10.30, at the Le Bourget Air Show Press Centre (Auditorium). Commercial announcements are expected to take place during the course of the week.

Media visits to static aircraft displays will take place between 09.30 and 10.30 every morning. These include an A321 and an A380 (MSN001), famous for making the first groundbreaking flight by an A380 on 27th April, 2005. An Airbus Military maritime patrol aircraft CN-235 will also be on show.

On Wednesday 17th June, Airbus celebrates 40 years of innovation with the first full aircraft family flying display, demonstrating the full scope of Airbus’ history of ongoing innovation and technology leadership. These include, an A300B (MSN003) the world’s first ever wide-body twin-engine jet, an A320 (MSN001) representing the first all fly-by-wire passenger aircraft, an A340 (MSN001) representing the first truly very long haul aircraft, and an A380 (MSN001) the most modern and eco-efficient aircraft flying today. Pioneering Airbus engineers and pilots who took part in the development of these aircraft will also be present during the day.

On Friday, 19th June, at 10.30, witness the possible future of eco-efficient air travel, when the winners of Airbus’ worldwide university contest “Fly Your Ideas” are announced at an awards ceremony in the EADS press chalet. The contest has encouraged students to develop creative ideas to further enhance the environmental performance of aviation. Overall, more than 2,350 students from over 80 countries have taken part.


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