Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019
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AVTEN - At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies, and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace firsts to drive the industry’s transformation.

The Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to 23. In the flying and static displays at the show, Airbus will demonstrate its modern and highly efficient range of commercial aircraft.

The daily flying display will include Airbus’ long-range leaders including the A350-1000 flagship and the A330neo which offers double-digit fuelburn improvements over its predecessor.

The static display will feature an airBaltic A220-300 and an A330neo flight-test aircraft. Towards the end of the week and on the weekend, a Hi-Fly A380 will also be in the flying display.

In addition, on Tuesday 18 June the first A321neo single-aisle aircraft destined for La Compagnie will showcase its all-business class cabin with 76 full-flat seats on transatlantic flights. Also present in the static display will be the "Vahana” – Airbus’ single-passenger (or cargo), all-electric, fully-autonomous, vertical-takeoff and landing demonstrator. 

Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its modular and versatile military platforms at Le Bourget. A full-scale mock-up of the new H160M can be found at the stand of the ministry for the French armed forces, alongside a Tiger HAD and a mock-up of the front section of the NH90 for ‘special forces’. The best-selling H145M and an H125M mock-up will be on display both equipped with weapon management system designed by Airbus.

The VSR700 unmanned reconnaissance helicopter which has been designed to provide navies with extended surveillance capabilities will also be on the show.

On the civil side, show-goers can visit the ‘super-medium class’ twin-engine H175 destined for the oil and gas, private and business aviation, and search-and-rescue markets.

Over in the static display will be various military exhibits including: the latest variant of the Eurofighter combat aircraft; an A330 MRTT “Multi-Role Tanker-Transport” aircraft; a full-scale mockup of Europe’s “Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (EuroMALE RPAS); smaller UAVs such as the ALIACA and DVF 2000 ER designed for intelligence, surveillance and inspection missions.

An A400M military transporter in French Air Force colors will also be in the static display.