Airbus underscores its long-standing commitment to Latin America’s aerospace industry

In showcasing its latest products, services and sustainable aerospace ambition, Airbus was among the largest exhibitors at Latin America’s biggest commercial and military aircraft air show – FIDAE – held 5-10 April 2022 in Santiago, Chile. 

Highlights at the event included Airbus’ newest commercial aircraft, the A220, making a stopover on its demonstration tour of the region, as well as the new-generation tanker – the A330 MRTT. Also featured was Airbus Helicopters’ single- and twin-engine rotorcraft, as well as the Airbus Defence and Space C295 tactical airlifter in a maritime patrol aircraft configuration. Pléiades Neo, Airbus’ most advanced optical constellation, was also highlighted at the event.

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Airbus at the FIDAE exhibition



As the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market, the A220 brings reduced noise, lower fuel burn and reduced emissions when compared to previous generation airliners.


The H125 is a proven multi-mission workhorse helicopter family with more than 600 operating in Latin America, including the Chilean Navy for search & rescue (SAR) missions.



The ACH130 combines a unique passenger-focused design, exceptional single-engine performance and first-class quality and comfort.


Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 twin-engine rotorcraft is perfectly suited to Latin America’s unique hot and high operational conditions.


The heavy twin-engine H215, in a firefighting configuration on the booth, offers excellent payload lift performance and cost efficiency, along with a demonstrated ability to operate in the world’s harshest environments.

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Pléiades Neo

Among the telecommunications and Earth observation capabilities highlighted at FIDAE is the Pléaides Neo satellite constellation, which adds a half-million square metres of imagery daily to the Airbus imaging catalog.


The combat-proven, most capable new-generation tanker, the A330 MRTT, with unique multi-mission capabilities, is the benchmark for multi-role tankers.


Operators of Airbus’ versatile C295 new-generation tactical transport include the Chilean Navy, which will exhibit one of its Maritime Patrol Aircraft that supported airlift operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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