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Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) will have a major presence at this year’s Singapore Air Show, highlighting its full range of products covering the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence and space markets. Top executives from across the Group will attend the show and the company will display five aircraft, including the new A350-900 long range airliner, the latest generation A400M military transporter – making its debut in Singapore – and three of its latest light helicopter models, the H145, H130 and H135.
In the commercial market, the A350 XWB is set to take centre-stage in the flying display, and will also be on static display throughout the week. Since entering service one year ago, the A350 XWB is setting new standards of efficiency and comfort in the mid-size wide-body market and has been especially successful in the Asia-Pacific region, where 13 airlines have already ordered the aircraft.
Information on the A350 XWB and the entire Airbus product line, ranging from 100 to over 500 seats, will be available at the Airbus Group stand. Visitors will also be able to obtain details on the growing number of Airbus services available in the Asian region, covering training, maintenance and tailored technical support programmes.
Airbus will hold its press conference on Tuesday, 16 February, 14.30 – 15.30, at Conference Room 4, Main Exhibition Hall. All media covering the show are invited to attend.
Airbus Defence and Space will be present with the A400M new generation airlifter and highlighting a wide range of defence and space products for the strongly growing Asian market. The A400M on display is a Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft being exhibited outside its home country for the first time, and can be visited in the static park by appointment. The market-leading C295ASW anti-submarine warfare aircraft with its proprietary FITS mission system, and the record-breaking, solar-powered, Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) unmanned system will also be presented.
As the world’s number one telecommunications satellites manufacturer and observation satellites exporter, Airbus Defence and Space has continuously been a reliable and close partner to the Asian space ecosystem as prime manufacturer (Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand) or equipment provider (Singapore, Korea, Japan) for Geostationary and Low Earth Orbit spacecraft. Asia is a growth market for its Space Systems business line, which sees strong demand for a broad range of telecommunications and Earth observation satellites based on the AstroBus-S platform, which will be exhibited in model form at the show.
The Airbus Foundation – together with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – will hold a briefing inside the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s A400M, explaining key requirements for successful disaster relief missions. Highlighted are products and services for such operations with a focus on the assets transport aircraft such as the A400M can bring in humanitarian crisis. The briefing will be accompanied by a humanitarian display. A dedicated media invite for this event will be published shortly.
Show visitors will be able to get first-hand experience of Airbus Helicopters’ H130, H135 and H145 portfolio on the static display. These state-of-the-art light helicopters have diverse uses ranging from tourism and business applications to public services, search and rescue and helicopter emergency medical services. In addition, visitors to the Group’s stand will be able to view scale models of the NH90 and H225M military transport helicopters and obtain comprehensive information on the complete product line offered by the world’s leading manufacturer of rotary wing aircraft.
Airbus Group will also host its annual University Partner Programme event in Singapore on 17-18 February. A total of 19 universities from this worldwide network will attend this two-day event to plan the next steps of their collaboration with Airbus Group. Tailoring the academic offer to the Group’s competence needs will be at the centre of discussions with a special focus on innovation. Partnership agreements will be signed during the week. Also during the week, selected students from three universities will participate to the second “Link the Top” edition, an international exchange programme between ISAE, IISc Bangalore and National University of Singapore to discover different universities and Airbus Group facilities.
Furthermore, Airbus Group HR and business representatives will be present on 18-19 February at the Aerocampus booth on the Singapore Air Show to meet with candidates interested in career opportunities in Customer Support, Customer Services, Maintenance, and Engineering.