Airbus to showcase latest planes in Singapore
20 January 2010: Airbus will have a major presence at this year’s Singapore Airshow, showcasing both its commercial and military transport products. The highlight will be the first public presentation of the new A330-200F Freighter. The aircraft, which is currently undergoing its certification programme, will be on static display throughout the show, taking place 2nd – 7th February at Changi Exhibition Centre.
The new freighter is the latest addition to the highly successful A330 Family and will enter service later this year. Offering the lowest operating costs ever in the medium sized freighter category, the A330-200F can carry more than 69 tonnes of cargo on non-stop flights of 3,200 nautical miles. The aircraft features a versatile main-deck cargo loading system, which can accommodate both pallets and containers, enabling operators to serve the freight lift needs of varying markets.
The company’s indoor exhibit, located at the stand of its parent company EADS (H23), will feature a life-size mock-up of the upper forward fuselage of the all-new A350 XWB. Scheduled to enter service in 2013, the A350 XWB will shape new levels of efficiency in the mid-size long range passenger market, burning 25% less fuel than similar sized aircraft in-service today. Also on display will be a 1/20-scale cutaway model of the flagship A380, providing a view of a typical interior layout on the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
A section of the stand will be dedicated to the latest products from Airbus Military, where visitors will be able to view a cross-section of the new A400M military transporter, as well as a 1/20 scale model of the A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport.
Reflecting its commitment to the environment, Airbus will also be present at the Green Pavilion set up by the show organiser in association with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Here visitors will be able to get the latest information on the company’s initiatives to ensure an eco-efficient future for the industry, including its latest work on alternative fuels and air traffic management.
Airbus comes to the Singapore Airshow as it celebrates 40 Years of Innovation since the launch of its first aircraft programme. Since that time the company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of civil aircraft, as well as offering a range of military transport aircraft through its Airbus Military division.