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Airbus highlights the future of aviation at ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

Airbus highlights the future of aviation at ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

Airbus will showcase a large number of new developments at this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show (11-16th September), including the A320 with Sharklets – fuel saving wing tip devices - for the first time in Germany.

Throughout the show media are invited to visit a customer A380, a Sharklet equipped Airbus A320 as well as the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft in a special livery on static display. The world’s most advanced military airlifter, the A400M, will also be on static and flying display, contributing to a major EADS exhibition of the use of its products in humanitarian operations. In addition, the market leading C295 will be present at the show with the Polish Air Force.

All EADS company units and the EADS press centre can be found under one roof in a centrally located 1,300sqm EADS Pavilion in row 7-14. The Pavilion will focus on new and future aircraft programmes and include an A350 XWB cut-away model and a movie theatre showcasing ‘efficiency’. Other models include the A320neo and the C295 in Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) configurations.

Airbus will push the boundaries of virtual reality by allowing some lucky winners from the visiting public to experience virtually flying an A320. For current and future talents, a series of career workshops will be held throughout the week to discuss opportunities at Airbus..

A special focus on Airbus commitment towards best environmental practices will be exhibited at the Alternative Fuels pavilion (Hall 1). Sustainability and the proven concept of a “Perfect Flight” will be the main themes.


Airbus will hold a press conference at 13.00 on Tuesday 11th September, in the Press Centre, Hall 5, Room A, followed by an Airbus Military press briefing directly afterwards in the same room.

Save the date! Come and join us on Saturday 8th September at 20:45 at the Humboldt-Box in central Berlin for what promises to be a spectacular view of aviation in 2050 and beyond!