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12 March 2008
12. March 2008 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus attends FIDAE Airshow with A380 aircraft

Airbus will be present at the FIDAE Airshow 2008, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio", taking place in Santiago de Chile from 31st of March to 6th of April. On this occasion an A380 development aircraft will take part in the daily flying demonstrations and can also be viewed at the static display area throughout the week. The aircraft will arrive in Santiago de Chile on the 29th of March, landing for the first time on Chilean soil.

Visitors to the show will be able to find out more about the entire Airbus product line at the indoor stand of its parent company EADS, located in the main hall stand no E39 of the Exhibition Centre. The exhibit will feature scale models of the A380, the new long range wide-body A350 XWB, and the new A330-200 Freighter. Airbus executives will be present at the EADS chalet (row D 4-8).

Airbus will hold a press conference on Monday 31st March, starting at 13h00 in room 3, following the FIDAE inauguration ceremony, with Rafael Alonso, Airbus Senior Vice President Customer Affairs, Latin America, Spain and Caribbean. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has delivered more than 5,000 aircraft to more than 370 customers and operators worldwide, and boasts a healthy backlog of around 3,600 aircraft for delivery over the coming years. Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.

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