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Airbus highlights latest capabilities and partnerships at ADEX 2021

Seoul, 12 October 2021 – Airbus will showcase its extensive range of products, services and industrial partnerships in South Korea at next week’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 2021 (ADEX 2021). The exhibition will be held 19-23 October at Seoul Airport.

The Airbus exhibition stand (Hall B, Stand B20) will feature scale models of the long range A350-1000 widebody airliner, A400M military airlifter, the H125 and H160 helicopters, and the highly flexible OneSat satellite. Visitors will also be able to get more information on the company’s state-of-the-art Pleiades Neo satellite that delivers crisp imagery at 30cm native resolution, and catch up on Airbus’ latest initiatives pioneering sustainable aerospace. 

A Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (designated as KC-330 Cygnus) will also be on display at the exhibition.

South Korea is a strategic market for Airbus with success across the company’s commercial aircraft, helicopters, military and space product lines. Customers in the country have ordered more than 330 commercial airliners and over 60 helicopters, while four A330 MRTT are supporting ROKAF’s strategic missions. Airbus has also been supporting the country’s space activities. The company designed and manufactured South Korea’s first geo-stationary satellite – GEO-Kompsat, developed the first geo-stationary ocean imager, and co-developed three Earth observation satellites. The company also built the recently launched ANASIS-II for secured communications over wide coverage. 

Airbus is a key partner for South Korea’s aerospace industry, well-illustrated by the company’s strong and growing industrial footprint in the country. Today, components produced by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), and small and medium enterprises such as AeroSpace Technology of Korea (ASTK), are installed on Airbus’ various commercial aircraft product lines, while Airbus and KAI are partners on the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) and Light Civil Helicopter/Light Armed Helicopter (LCH/LAH) programmes, with the first LAH targeting to enter service for the Korean army by 2023.

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