Airbus to Showcase Wide Range of Products and
Services at FIA18
Airbus will showcase a broad portfolio of products and services at Farnborough International
Airshow 2018 in England (16-22 July).
The static display will feature two A220-300s (a test aircraft and
an airBaltic aircraft), which, along with the smaller A220-100,
newest members of the Airbus single-aisle Family
following the recent agreement to take a majority stake in the
100-150 seat aircraft programme. An A321neo will also be on
display on Wednesday.
wide-body models, the A330-900neo and A350-1000, will each
participate in the Farnborough flying display for the first time.
The A330neo, which features new wings and new generation engines,
is due to go into service in 2018.
An A330-900neo of launch
customer TAP Air Portugal and an A350-1000 of launch operator
Qatar Airways will also be on the static display.
At the larger
end of the Airbus portfolio, a Hi Fly A380 will be on static
display during the latter part of the week showing the flexibility
of the double-decker aircraft.
Airbus Helicopters will present key
products and capabilities as well as highlight
research and development in unmanned solutions. On the static
display will be a single-engine H125 helicopter equipped with
special sensors and a telemetry kit that allow pilot and aircraft
performance to be streamed in real-time to the ground for training
applications. The aircraft is due to be handed over during the
show to QinetiQ for use with the UK-based Empire Test Pilots’
Visitors to Farnborough will also see a full scale mock-up
of the VSR700 rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can
bring beyond the horizon surveillance capability to naval ships.
Meanwhile, Airbus Defence and Space will
demonstrate military aircraft,
space systems, secure communications and UAVs. An
transporter (pictured) in special Royal Air Force colours will take part in
both the flying and static displays. Equipped with
state-of-the-art technologies, the A400M can perform strategic and
tactical transport missions and also undertake air-to-air
refuelling. Also featured will be the world record holding Zephyr,
Airbus’ solar-electric stratospheric unmanned aircraft that
combines the advantage of a satellite with the flexibility and
persistence of a UAV.
Airbus will also showcase its secure communications networking and cyber security capability at
one of the interactive ‘bubble’ displays at the Airbus Pavilion.
Space expertise will feature strongly, including the environmental
monitoring programme Copernicus where Airbus designs and
manufactures Sentinel satellites. In the show’s ‘Space Zone’,
Airbus will exhibit the ExoMars rover prototype that will drive on
a simulated Martian surface. The ‘Network for the Sky’ airborne
communications solution will also be presented for the first time.
The interactive ‘bubble’ displays in the
Pavilion will present four broad key themes for Airbus by
illustrating certain related activities.
The ‘Future of Flight’
display will show how Airbus is further improving its portfolio
and changing the future of mobility with aircraft such as the
single-aisle A321LR that can serve new long-haul markets, the H160
helicopter and Urban Air Mobility initiatives such as Vahana
The ‘Secure World’ display will showcase Airbus’
vision for defence and security including the Future Air Power
family of connected systems to respond to the threats of tomorrow.
The ‘From Data to Insight’ display will demonstrate how Airbus is
harnessing the power of data through digitalisation initiatives
such as the Skywise data platform.
Another display area will
demonstrate how Airbus is committed to developing a sustainable
future together with its key partners and stakeholders. Featured
projects include the Blade wing laminar flow demonstrator
programme conducted under the European Clean Sky research
programme. As the second largest supplier to the Royal Air Force
and biggest supplier of large aircraft, Airbus will also show its
strong support for the RAF’s centenary celebrations.
The Farnborough International Airshow runs from
HD video tour of the interior and exterior of
Grizzly 4, an Airbus A400M which was in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19
April 2012. It was the first time that an Airbus Military A400M
flew over Thailand as it was taking part in the celebrations of
the 100th anniversary of the Royal Thai Air Force -- "The
Centennial of the RTAF Founding Fathers' Aviation". The visit was
the final leg of the first Asia Pacific Tour the A400M made. The
imposing aircraft also visited Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Chiang Mai,
before returning to Europe.