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Airbus Leads way towards sustainable aviation at Paris Air Show

Airbus Leads way towards sustainable aviation at Paris Air Show

Shares vision for the future of air travel

8 June 2011 Press Release

Airbus, a market leader in commercial and military transport aircraft is showcasing ideas for a sustainable aviation at the Le Bourget Air Show between June 20th– 26th. Visitors will be able to see revolutionary ideas and concepts as well as daily flying displays from the world’s most modern passenger and military transport aircraft.

Walk through domes at the EADS Stand (Hall 2A-253) will give an insight into the ‘Future by Airbus’ – a free thinking vision for the future of aviation. Visitors can immerse themselves in this vision by watching it in a spectacular wrap-around film for free at the Le Bourget “Musee de L’air” Planetarium.

Media are welcome to visit the EADS Press Chalet at Row A (366-368) for covering commercial announcements and media events throughout the week. Alerts to upcoming press events will be posted in the Media Centre as well as the EADS Press Chalet. Airbus will hold its sum-up press conference on Thursday, June 23rd, starting at 11:00 in the Air Show Conference Centre (Hall 2C - Auditorium).

Aircraft on static display will include the A380, an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), the Airbus Military A400M and C295. The Airbus A380 and A400M will be on flying displays every day. Some customer aircraft will also be on display - depending on the day. Aircraft visits can be organised for media each day, 09:00-10:00 am. On Tuesday June 21st, Airbus Military will hold an event at the C295, to which media are invited.

The VIP hospitality tent at the aircraft static display will showcase several cut-away models (A350 XWB, A320neo, A330, A380 commercial aircraft, and the A400M military aircraft) and a life size Airbus A320 Family fuel saving Sharklet’ wingtip device.

Throughout the week, Airbus will hold a series of career workshops with an opportunity to meet industry experts as part of its drive to recruit more than 3,000 talents in 2011.

On Thursday June 23rd at 10:00, the winners of Airbus’ second worldwide student challenge “Fly Your Ideas” will be announced. The five finalists this year are teams from Chile, China, India, Malaysia and Sweden.