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24 March 2014
Commercial Aircraft

Airbus A380 takes centre stage at FIDAE 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 2 – Airbus A380 1
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25 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 2 – Airbus A380 1

Airbus’ A380 has a starring role at FIDAE 2014, underscoring this 21st century flagship jetliner’s capability to capture growing traffic in Latin America

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25 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 2 – Airbus A380 2

Designated MSN1, the Airbus A380 aircraft taking centre stage at FIDAE 2014 is the company’s no. 1 flight test aircraft, which equipped with sophisticated testing equipment

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25 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 2 – Rafael Alonso 1

Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean, speaks to the press at FIDAE 2014, where the company is underscoring its strong presence in this growing region

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – A380 visits 1

Show attendees visit Airbus’ A380, which is the star of the show in Santiago, Chile at FIDAE 2014

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – A380 visits 2

Visitors of Latin America’s largest aviation event – FIDAE 2014, which is held in Santiago, Chile –complete a tour of MSN1, Airbus’ no. 1 flight test A380 aircraft

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – Airbus Group Chalet

Pictured from left-to-right in the Airbus Group Chalet at FIDAE 2014: Peter Cerda, IATA's Director of Safety, Operations & Infrastructure for the Americas– Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO– Tom Williams, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes– Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – A380 selfie

Chilean Air Force cadets take a “selfie” with FIDAE 2014’s high profile guest: Airbus’ double-deck A380 jetliner

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – A380 flight crew 1

The MSN1 jetliner’s FIDAE 2014 flight crew consists of: (from left-to-right) Christophe Cail, Experimental Flight Test Pilot– Hugues Van Der Stichel, Experimental Flight Test Pilot– Thierry Lewandowski, Flight Test Engineer– Gérard Desbois, Test Flight Engineer

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – A380 flight crew 2

The flight crew of Airbus’ A380 at FIDAE 2014 poses with this 21st century flagship jetliner following one of the aircraft’s flight presentations during the event

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27 March 2014

FIDAE 2014 Day 4 – Inside the A380

At FIDAE 2014 in Santiago, Chile, journalists tour the inside of Airbus’ A380, which is fitted with flight test instrumentation to support the programme’s continuous development

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Summary

Aircraft will be displayed through end of show for first time

Airbus has kicked off its presence at FIDAE, Latin American’s largest air show, with the arrival of its iconic Airbus A380 in Santiago, Chile. The Airbus A380 (MSN1) flew in from its base in Toulouse, France, on Sunday, March 23rd. Airbus has participated at FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) for nearly 20 years, and this year is showcasing the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft with numerous flying displays throughout the show, which officially runs from 25th to 30th March.
MSN1 is the Airbus first test A380 aircraft and made the first flight in 2005. Its cabin is equipped with sophisticated testing equipment and is used in the continuous development of A380 programme innovations.
"Airbus is proud to bring its biggest aircraft to the biggest air show in the Americas," said Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean. "After participating at FIDAE for nearly two decades, we are happy to announce for the first time that the aircraft will be on display every day of the show."
The A380 is the best aircraft to absorb Latin America’s traffic growth in the most efficient way. Since first entering into service in 2007, to date over 120 A380s have joined the fleets of 10 world class airlines. The aircraft is capable of flying 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment than any competitor aircraft. The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have made the A380 a firm favourite with both airlines and passengers, resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies. The total A380 fleet has accumulated over 1.3 million flight hours in close to 155,000 commercial flights. To date 55 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every five minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the over 30 airports it operates to around the world.
With more than 800 Airbus aircraft sold and a backlog of nearly 400, more than 500 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, while delivering more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the region.
FIDAE 2014 Day 2 – Airbus A380 1
 

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