The UK is one of Airbus’s four home nations and home to the Farnborough Air Show, one of the most significant aerospace events in the world.
Airbus Defence and Space will display its broad product portfolio of military aircraft. The highlight is the A400M military transporter in special Royal Air Force colours. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, the A400M can perform strategic and tactical transport missions and also undertake air-to-air refuelling.
Also featured will be the world record holding Zephyr, Airbus’ solar-electric stratospheric unmanned aircraft that combines the advantage of a satellite with the flexibility and persistence of a UAV. Space expertise will feature strongly, including the environmental monitoring programme Copernicus where Airbus designs and manufactures Sentinel satellites. In the show’s ‘Space Zone’, Airbus will exhibit the ExoMars rover prototype that will drive on a simulated Martian surface.
At Farnborough, Airbus will demonstrate its technological leadership in commercial and military aviation as well as space technology. The latest technological advancements and innovations are proof that competitiveness, sustainability and performance go hand in hand in aerospace.