40 years of innovation and commitment to China
Airbus is participating in the 8th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition which takes place from 16th to 21st November 2010 in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. This year, in addition to showcasing its 21st century flagship, the A380, and the new A330-200F freighter, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer will highlight its 40 years of innovation and commitment to China, in particular its cooperation with Chinese aviation industry and institutions in the field of research and technology (R&T).
It will be the second time that the most modern and eco-efficient commercial aircraft in the market today, Airbus’ A380, will visit the Zhuhai Airshow. In 2008, the A380 made its shining debut there, impressing the audience with its size and quietness. The A380 at the show is one Airbus’ development aircraft and it will be arriving in Zhuhai on the 15th November for static and flying display until the 17th. After which, the aircraft will leave Zhuhai in the afternoon for a tour to the Northern Chinese city of Shijiazhuang.
Airbus will also have a presence on the EADS stand, located in Hall 1 (C 1-1). A cutaway model of the A330-200F freighter, a reference for cabin capacity and versatility in its class, and latest member of the popular A330 Family, will be displayed on the stand. Airbus (Beijing) Engineering Centre has been involved in the development of the A330-200F programme by performing six work packages.
A press conference will be held by Airbus on Tuesday 16th November at 12:40h, in the Press Centre, room 2025, 2nd floor. Airbus China top executives will present the latest development of Airbus’ business and industrial cooperation projects in China. The company will also highlight its cooperation with Chinese institutions in the field of R&T.
Airbus comes to 2010 Zhuhai Airshow as the company celebrates its 40 years of innovation. In these 40 years, Airbus has grown to become the world's leading aircraft manufacturer through continuous innovation.
Airbus started industrial cooperation with China on delivery of the first aircraft, an A310, to China in 1985. The company now has four joint-ventures with Chinese partners covering training, engineering, final assembly and composite manufacturing, in addition to a number of cooperation projects. Over half of the Airbus worldwide fleet has components produced in China.