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28 January 2015
Commercial Aircraft

A new attraction in Toulouse for aviation enthusiasts: The Aeroscopia museum opens

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Aeroscopia museum aircraft display 1 MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE HERVE
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28 January 2015

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The Aeroscopia museum’s exhibition hall features the world’s first twin-engine widebody jetliner – Airbus’ landmark A300B aircraft (pictured in the foreground) – as well as the “Super Guppy” transporter (visible in the background), which was used to transport aircraft components during the company’s early days

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28 January 2015

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The cargo hold of Airbus’ historic swing-nose “Super Guppy” transport aircraft displayed at Aeroscopia has been fitted with a video screen that plays a movie on aviation history for visitors to the museum

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28 January 2015

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Airbus is a major partner in the Aeroscopia museum, which officially opened in January 2015 near the company’s Jean-Luc Lagadère site at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

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28 January 2015

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Aviation history is on display at the Aeroscopia museum with a wide range of featured aircraft– including the landmark A300B, whose tail with the original Airbus logo is pictured in the background, and the four-engine “Super Guppy” transporter, partly visible in the photo’s center

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Aviation’s past, present and future have come together in southwestern France with this month’s official opening of the Aeroscopia museum – which was developed with Airbus support. 
Aeroscopia is located adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, putting it in proximity to Airbus’ home location – including the company’s headquarters and its A380, A350 XWB, A330 and A320 Family final assembly lines.  This enables visitors to appreciate Airbus’ current production activity while exploring aviation history at Aeroscopia. 
The museum features a collection of iconic aircraft displayed in its exhibition hall and paved grounds, including an A300B – the landmark widebody twin-engine jetliner that launched Airbus – a “Super Guppy” outsized transporter used by Airbus to carry aircraft components during the company’s early days, and an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic passenger airliner. 
“Airbus’ contribution to Aeroscopia reflects the company's great fondness for celebrating its roots and its different phases of aircraft development and production over the years,” said Jacques Rocca, Airbus’ Deputy Head of Media Relations and Heritage, who also is a member of the museum’s technical committee.
Manatour, the company that offers tours of Airbus’ final assembly lines in Toulouse, manages Aeroscopia as well, Rocca explained, providing an exciting “two-faceted” experience for aviation buffs – with all tours of Airbus’ Toulouse production facilities now starting at the museum.  
“Visitors to the museum can tour the cabin and the cockpit of Aeroscopia’s passenger aircraft, and the Super Guppy's cargo hold has been outfitted with a video screen that features an aviation history film,” Rocca said. “A section of the A300B's cabin also has transparent walls and flooring, which provides an excellent view of the aircraft's systems.”
Airbus is a major partner in the new museum – joining together with the city of Blagnac, as well as several local associations to support Aeroscopia, which aims to preserve aeronautical history and generate interest in aviation, science and technology. For more information, visit Aeroscopia’s website (in French)To arrange a tour of Airbus’ production sites at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, see Manatour’s website (in French)  
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The Aeroscopia museum’s exhibition hall features the world’s first twin-engine widebody jetliner – Airbus’ landmark A300B aircraft (pictured in the foreground) – as well as the “Super Guppy” transporter (visible in the background), which was used to transport aircraft components during the company’s early days

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