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15 May 2006
15. May 2006 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus displays three aircraft Family members at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow

Airbus will be the only manufacturer of large commercial airliners present at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow (16-21 May), Germany. The European aircraft manufacturer will fly three of its aircraft to Berlin, representing the most modern Family of commercial aircraft in the world: the A318 single-aisle jet, the A340-600 long-range widebody, and the A380 double-decker. All three aircraft will be present at the static display at Berlin-Schönefeld airport, and will also participate in the flying display.

The A380 participating in the flying display is one of five aircraft of the type that have flown so far and are currently involved in the flight test programme, leading to type certification before the end of the year. Airbus' A380 will be at ILA in Berlin on all days except for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, when the aircraft will make its British debut during a visit to London-Heathrow airport. The A340-600 and the A318 will be present throughout the show.

Airbus will be present at ILA Berlin Airshow with a Hospitality Chalet (No. 16-19) for invited guests and will also be represented on the EADS stand, with the A380 cabin mock-up as a highlight, as well as a cabin vision demonstrator, showing futuristic features of the cabin on Airbus' long-range aircraft to come. Visitors can also see 1/20th scale models of the A320 Family, consisting of the A318, A319, A320 and A321.

On Wednesday 17th May, at 11.00 h, Airbus will hold a press conference in the ILA press centre, room A.

Airbus is an EADS joint company with BAE Systems.

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