Airbus will showcase its complete product portfolio at FAMEX, including a C295 displayed by the Mexican Air Force, single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters and a twin-engine of the H145 family. The multi-mission capacity of the H125 and H145 are perfectly adapted to Mexico’s hot and high operational conditions and can be configured to perform a wide range of public service missions, including emergency medical transport (EMS), law enforcement and fire-fighting. The H130 offers a wide and silent cabin perfectly adapted to EMS transport.
Mexico’s Armed Forces will display one of their H225M and AS565 MBe Panther helicopters, both of which played a critical role performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions during the natural disasters that have affected the country in the recent years.
At its chalet, Airbus will feature its latest transport aircraft, space systems, intelligence and secure communications technologies. Mexico has the biggest Airbus transport aircraft fleet in Latin America and Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, is the supplier for the Tetra network in Mexico City, one of the largest in the region, with capacity for 50,000 users. In the space business, the two most powerful Earth Observation system ever developed in Latin America, Fasat Charlie(SSOT) for Chile and Peru SAT-1 for Peru, were built by Airbus.
Showgoers will also have the opportunity to experience the innovative helicopter HForce weapon system through the HForce 360 goggles and HoloLens, which can also virtually demonstrate the A400M, Eurofighter and A350 XWB, among other Airbus products.
Ricardo Capilla, Head of Airbus Mexico, said: “Mexico is among Airbus’ strategic countries and FAMEX represents the most important exhibition to demonstrate our commitment to the country’s growing aerospace and defense industries with our best products and services.”
Airbus has been present in Mexico for more than 35 years and is proud to help advance the country’s manufacturing sector and aerospace industry with the continuous development and support of local talent. With nearly 700 direct employees across its three divisions, Airbus has also generated more than 5,000 indirect jobs in through its supply chain.
Airbus is the aerospace market leader in Mexico, with more than 60 percent market share of the country’s in-service commercial aircraft fleet, 22 military aircraft in service and an in-service fleet of more than 170 helicopters that account for 50 percent of the civil and parapublic market and 20 percent of the military fleet.
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