The A350 XWB takes centre stage with UK airshow debut
Blagnac, 2-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The newest member of the Airbus commercial aircraft family will be making its first airshow appearance at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow taking place between 14-20th July.
The A350 XWB will take part in the flying and static display for the first part of the week while the A380 will be on display throughout the week.
The Airbus wide-body family is the world’s most modern and versatile range. Airbus is the only manufacturer covering all market segments from 100 to 500 passengers and over. The aircraft deliver unmatched economics, versatility and cabin comfort. With traffic doubling every 15 years, Airbus’ wide-body aircraft allow airlines and airports to handle more passengers without using additional precious landing slots.
Other members of the Airbus commercial aircraft family will also be around during the show, including the A320, and an ACJ319 Corporate Jet operated by Tyrolean which features the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet. The exclusive aircraft includes lounge areas and a private bedroom with en suite bathroom.
This is the first Farnborough for the recently rebranded Airbus Group and the company pavilion located close to aircraft static display (row OE13) will house the press centre for all Group divisions. The pavilion exhibition area will showcase Airbus’ leading products and innovation, including a full size A350 XWB cockpit mock-up.
Airbus commercial announcements will be made throughout the week and notice given at the Media Centre as well as the Airbus Group Pavilion Press Centre located near the static display area. Accredited media are invited to visit us at the Airbus Group Pavilion.
Airbus is also the headline sponsor for “Farnborough TV” which will bring news and information on our products and innovation during the public days (July 19 & 20). In addition the weekend public days are in association with Airbus Group.
Photos and video of our commercial announcements will be available for media to download from the Airbus broadcast room on www.airbus.com/presscentre/
Notes to editors
All of the Airbus commercial aircraft on display at Farnborough feature significant UK input ranging from design and development to the manufacturing of wings, landing gear and engines. Airbus’ trade with British suppliers is worth around £2.1billion annually to the UK economy and Airbus employs around 10,000 people directly at sites in Filton, Bristol and Broughton, North Wales, with a further 100,000 in the supply chain.
Contacts for the media:
|Justin Dubon||+33 (0) 674 97 49 51|
|Robert Gage (UK)||+44 (0) 779 390 5160|