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At ILA Berlin 2018, Airbus showcases innovation and celebrates its German roots

25-29 April, ExpoCenter Airport, Schönefeld, Germany

Airbus’ high-profile presence at ILA Berlin – Germany’s premier aerospace and defence event – reflected the company’s strong German industrial ties

Airbus once again participated in the biennial ILA Berlin air show – Germany’s largest aerospace and defence event – demonstrating its standing as one of the world’s leading aerospace companies. 

There were many highlights, including announcements from across the company’s

defence, helicopter, commercial aircraft and space sectors, and a visit from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Airbus static display and Space Pavilion.  

Discover more below.

European MALE RPAS

The first full-scale model of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft (MALE RPAS) was unveiled in a spectacular ceremony. It will be the first unmanned aerial system designed for flight in non-segregated airspace. 

BLADE and Clean Sky

Airbus signed an accord with representatives from the European research programme Clean Sky to mark the success of the BLADE (Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe) programme and affirm their desire to continue its development and improve aviation’s ecological footprint. The Flight Lab BLADE demonstrator aircraft was also on display for the first time at a major air show. 

Future Combat Air System

Airbus and Dassault Aviation announced they will be joining forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. It represents a landmark industrial agreement to secure European sovereignty and technological leadership in the military aviation sector for the coming decades. 

Eurofighter

On the eve of the air show, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, establishing the Eurofighter as its ideal successor. 

Space

Airbus had a healthy presence in the Space pavilion, where visitors could learn more about a range of products with Airbus involvement, from the Ariane rockets to telecommunications satellites, space exploration missions and CIMON, a new AI-based autonomous system designed to help astronauts with tasks on the International Space Station. 

 

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Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
A350 XWB flying display at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
Experience Centre pavilion at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
German Armed Forces Performance at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
Innovation Race at ILA Berlin 2018    
Static Display Sagitta at ILA Berlin 2018    
Static Display Sagitta at ILA Berlin 2018    
Ambiance at ILA Berlin 2018    
A350 XWB Flight display at ILA Berlin 2018    
Static Display - Day 03    
Static Display - Day 03    
German Armed Forces Performance at ILA Berlin 2018    
German Armed Forces Performance at ILA Berlin 2018    
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Static Display at ILA Berlin 2018    

Video gallery

ILA Berlin Air Show Highlights      
Best Of Military at ILA Berlin 2018      
Eurofighter Flight Display at ILA Berlin 2018      
Interview of Frank Chapman about BLADE      
A350 XWB Flying Display at ILA Berlin 2018      
Hyperlapse at ILA Berlin 2018      
TIGER Flight display at ILA Berlin 2018      
Eureopean MALE RPAS      
Watch the MALE RPAS unveiling ceremony      
Airbus at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show      
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit Airbus at ILA 2018      
Interview of Dirk Hoke, CEO Airbus Defence and Space      
Airbus at ILA 2018      
European MALE RPAS      
(FCAS) Future Combat Air System      

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