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04 November 2014
Commercial Aircraft

Airbus to showcase continuous innovation at 2014 Zhuhai Airshow

The world’s leading aircraft manufacturer highlights partnership with China
Airbus will participate in the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Zhuhai Airshow), taking place from 11th  to 16th  November 2014 in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
This year, Airbus will bring the A380 test aircraft MSN1 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Zhuhai Airshow, which was launched in 1996, and is held every two years. It will be the third time for an Airbus A380 to perform demonstration flights and to be on static display at Zhuhai Airshow following appearances at the airshow in 2008 and 2010. 
Besides exhibiting its most modern products and technologies, Airbus will have a series of activities that will include exchanges with partners, discussion with industry peers, employer branding promotion and workshops on professional career development. 
Airbus will be present in Hall 1, Booth 10. On display at the stand will be a cutaway model of A380, a model of A330-300 and A320neo as well as an Airbus cabin comfort demonstrator. The Airbus stand will be also showcase models of Airbus Helicopters and ATR aircraft. 
A press conference will be held by Airbus on Tuesday 11th November at 12:40, in the Press Centre, room 220, 2nd floor. Top executives from Airbus China will present Airbus’ latest business and industrial cooperation projects in the country.   
On the second day of the airshow, Airbus will hold two sessions of Human Resources workshops at Room 226 on the second floor of the Media Centre. Executives of Airbus in China will share with industry professionals the culture of diversity and career development at Airbus in China, particularly in the areas of engineering, customer services, procurement and supply chain development. 
On the day before the opening of the show, Air Business Academy (ABA), a subsidiary of Airbus, will organize a Lean Forum for Aeronautical Professionals in Zhuhai. ABA experts will share ideas about the application of Lean principles in the aeronautical industry. 
Satair Group, a 100% stand-alone company and Airbus subsidiary, which is a global leader in the material management business, will have its own stand at the airshow. On 1st January, 2014, the Airbus Material and Logistics Management division and Satair formed Satair Group, with $1.3 billion revenue and more than 1.000 employees worldwide. Satair Group provides a wide range of products and services to customers and suppliers all over the globe through sales and warehousing locations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and China.
“Airbus has participated in Zhuhai Airshow since it was first staged in 1996 and we are very pleased to see the development of Zhuhai Airshow and the Chinese aviation industry,” said Eric Chen, President and CEO of Airbus China. “We are committed to the long term development of Chinese aviation industry by providing the fastest growing market with right aircraft at the right moment and top level services and support, as well as conducting win-win cooperation with Chinese partners”, he added. 
Airbus entered China market in 1985 as an A310 was delivered to what is today China Eastern Airlines. Shortly after the delivery of the first aircraft to China, Airbus started industrial cooperation with China. So far, more than 1070 Airbus aircraft are being operated by Chinese airlines, accounting for some 50% of the total fleet of aircraft over 100 seats in China. Chinese aviation industry companies have been fully involved in the design and assembly of Airbus aircraft. There are components produced in China on all Airbus commercial aircraft types. Airbus now has four joint-ventures with Chinese partners covering training and support, engineering, final assembly and composite manufacturing, in addition to a number of cooperation projects.   

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