FARNBOROUGH, England, 13 July 2016. Airbus Group officials are highlighting the company’s wide-body product range, cabin comfort in all classes, two Airbus test aircraft, and A350 XWB and A380 commercial jets on static and flying display during Farnborough International Airshow 2016.
From market leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems, Airbus Group will showcase its wide range of innovative products and technologies at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs from 11 to 17 July 2016.
Farnborough 2016 takes place around the third anniversary of the A350’s first flight. Since entry-into-service in January 2015, more than 2.5 million passengers have enjoyed its wide, quiet, and superior cabin comfort, officials say. Visitors to the Airbus Group Pavilion can experience the latest in cabin comfort and design standards, ambiance, and service in the virtual reality “Airspace by Airbus” cabin mockup.
The twin-engine H145 is on static display, representing Airbus Helicopters’ most advanced rotary-wing offering, including the latest engines and Helionix advanced avionics suite. The H145, being presented to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at a public handover ceremony on 13 July, is Airbus Helicopters’ key product on display at the show. Furthermore, Airbus Helicopters is highlighting its U.K. research activities at the UK Technology Showcase with an exhibit demonstrating blade dynamics at the Aerospace Technology Institute stand in Hall 3.
Airbus Defence and Space showcasing its products using virtual reality (VR) cockpits in the Pavilion and in the Space Zone as well as the static park. Scenarios to explore in VR include a flight and landing of an Airbus A350 XWB, flying with the world leading A400M military transporter, as well as a Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo Satellite at 70,000 feet.
Visitors can experience a walk on the surface of Mars and interact with the ExoMars rover. In the static park an A400M will be open to visitors and will fly daily, and two C295W aircraft, one from the Portugese Air Force and one featuring air to air refueling equipment for the first time, will also be on display. Models on show in the Pavilion include an A400M, a Eurofighter Typhoon and a Skynet 5 military communications satellite. In the Space Zone, the ExoMars rover prototype ‘Bridget’ will be displayed, as well as satellite models of the Quantum telecommunications mission, the gravity wave detector technology demonstrator LISA Pathfinder, the Earth observation spacecraft Sentinel 5 Precursor, and the advanced space telescope Gaia.
Airbus Group Innovations, the Group’s global innovation network, is showing a static model of the all-electric, two-seat E-Fan 2.0 – the industrialized version of the E-Fan technology demonstrator; ACROSS (Advanced Cockpit for Reduction Of Stress and Workload), a virtual reality flight simulator developed to visualise a functional cockpit and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), a research demonstrator for testing developed security architectures, are also on display.
Airbus Group Innovations’ R&D into Unmanned Aerial Vehicle communications is on display with an in-flight, high-definition demonstration.
Visitors to the Airbus Group Pavilion can experience breakthrough technologies in a dedicated Innovation pathway with interactive touchscreens positioned within the exhibition area and offering details on innovative solutions, such as the eco-efficient Bluecopter demonstrator, Airbus bionic partition, the world’s largest 3D printed airplane cabin component, Earth observation, geo-intelligence and disaster monitoring satellites, and the Zephyr.
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. This includes a 15,000-strong British workforce and a turnover generated from UK operations of close to £6 billion, making the Group a major contributor to the UK economy. The Group builds on a proud 100-year British heritage united, under a common brand. Airbus designs and builds its aircraft wings in the UK. Airbus Defence and Space is the UK’s largest space company; provider of cyber security; and the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF, through the A400M and the A330MRTT Voyager. As Britain’s civil helicopter hub, Airbus Helicopters holds 55% of the UK’s offshore oil and gas helicopter market and is a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence. Airbus Group’s 450 apprentices, collaborations with more than 20 British universities and annual spend of £500M in UK R&D make it a champion of UK innovation and skills. About Airbus Group Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.
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