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11 July 2016

FIA2016: Airbus Group Presents Innovative Products and Technologies

Airbus Group showcases its wide range of innovative products and technologies, i.e. commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, and space systems.

Airbus Helicopters’ most advanced rotary wing offering, the twin-engine H145, is on static display, including the latest engines and Helionix advanced avionics suite. The H145, which is presented to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at a public handover ceremony on Wednesday, 13 July, 1100h local time, is Airbus Helicopters’ key product on display at the show. Furthermore, Airbus Helicopters highlights its UK research activities at the UK Technology Showcase with an exhibit demonstrating blade dynamics at the Aerospace Technology Institute stand in Hall 3.

Airbus Defence & Space (DS) showcases its products using virtual reality (VR) cockpits in the pavilion and in the space zone, as well as the static park. Scenarios to explore in VR include a flight and landing of an Airbus A350 XWB, flying with the A400M military transporter, as well as a ZEPHYR High Altitude Pseudo Satellite at 70,000 feet. One can also experience a walk on the surface of Mars and interact with the ExoMars rover. In the static park, an A400M is open to visitors and will fly daily, and two C295W aircraft, one from the Portugese Air Force and one featuring air-to-air-refuelling equipment for the first time, are also on display.