Airbus has planned one of its biggest-ever
participations at Aero India, to be held in Bengaluru from 20 to
24 February 2019.
The centrepiece of the flying displays
will be the A330neo – the latest addition to the Airbus widebody
family featuring advanced materials, new optimised wings,
composite Sharklets and new engines that together deliver 25%
reduced fuel burn and CO2 emissions. Demonstration flights will
also be performed by the new-generation tactical airlifter C295
which can perform multi-role operations in all weather conditions.
Visitors at the Airbus exhibit – Hall E 2.8 &
2.10 – will be able to learn more about the company’s continued
commitment to supporting the growth of India’s aviation, defence
and space sectors, particularly in the areas of ‘Make in India’
and ‘Startup India’. Aerospace fans will also be able to savour
interactive virtual and augmented reality experiences at the
“Aero India is the jewel in the crown of the
world’s largest defence and third-largest commercial aviation
market,” said Anand E Stanley, President and Managing Director of
Airbus India & South Asia. “Airbus’ large-scale commitment to the
show demonstrates that India is more than a market, it’s a core
base for us.”
On display will be scale models of the C295, the
A330 MRTT, the A400M and the SES-12 – a geostationary
communications satellite and a holographic display of the Hybrid
SAR Earth observation radar satellite.
In helicopters, scale models of the H225M – the
military version of Airbus’ H225 Super helicopter; the AS565 MBe
(pictured) – the all-weather, multi-role force multiplier; along
with the H135 and H145 twin-engine helicopters will be on display.
Commercial aircraft scale models will include
A330-900, the member of Airbus’ A330neo new-generation widebody,
the A321neo and ATR 72-600.
Airbus will also demonstrate a wide range of
service offerings, including through its fully owned subsidiaries
Satair and Navblue, with particular focus and demonstrations of
Skywise-based digital services.
Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone, which
accelerates and facilitates visual checks, considerably reducing
aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection
reports, will also be showcased.
In India, Airbus has sought to foster
innovation and entrepreneurial spirit through Airbus BizLab, which
will be present at Hall E 2.9. Visitors will get a first glance of
the opportunities that the startup accelerator has created in the
Indian innovation ecosystem. Airbus Bizlab will also partner with
Invest India to organise the ‘Startup Day’ at Aero India.
The company will also leverage the event to
recruit staff. On 23 and 24 February, Airbus will offer members of
the public the opportunity to explore career prospects with Airbus
India in Avionics Software, Aircraft System Simulation and
Airframe Structures as well as in API Development, Full Stack
Development, Big Data, Cloud and DevOps.