Airbus Outlines Aero India Presence
With the 2019 Aero India Exhibition around the corner, Airbus has outlined their plans for what they say will be “its biggest-ever participation” at the show, which is held in Bengaluru from the 20-24th of February.
The Indian aviation market is complex and large, so in order to leverage the advertising at the show, Airbus will be sending their A330neo test aircraft to be the prime exhibit. The aircraft will perform flying displays and will be open for inspection.
Large scale model displays will also be present at the show, featuring the A330-900, A321neo and ATR 72-600. As well as commercial aircraft, Airbus will be showcasing defense and utility aircraft, including the H135 and H145 helicopters and C295, A400M and A330 MRTT transport/tanker aircraft.
Anand E Stanley, President and Managing Director of Airbus India & South Asia, released the following statement about the show:
“Aero India is the jewel in the crown of the world’s largest and third-largest commercial aviation market. Airbus’ large-scale commitment to the show demonstrates that India is more than a market, it’s a core base for us.”
Various services will be marketed at the show too, with full-owned subsidiaries Satair and Navblue attending, particularly focusing on and demonstrating the use of Skywise-based digital services. Also on display will be Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone which accelerates and facilitates visual checks, considerably reducing aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection reports.
Additionally, Airbus will be focusing on their workforce, hosting sessions on the 23rd and 24th of February for the open public to explore their career options. The aim will be to draw new people in Airbus India, specializing in Avionics Software, Aircraft System Simulation and Airframe Structures as well as in API Development, Full Stack Development, Big Data, Cloud and DevOps.
For more information about the show, see their website.
Cover photo by Clement Alloing.