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Aero India: Airbus Committed to Indian Initiatives

Static and Flying Displays Emphasise Wide Range of Capabilities

At Aero India in Bengaluru (Banglaore) 20-24 February, Airbus will be demonstrating its strong commitment to the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup India’ initiatives.

Demonstration flights will be performed by the new-generation tactical airlifter C295, which can perform multi-role operations under all weather conditions. On static display will be the company’s most versatile twin-engine rotorcraft – the H135 and H145. The H135 is known for its endurance, compact build, low sound levels, reliability, versatility and cost-competitiveness. The H145 is a member of Airbus’ 4t-class twin-engine product range – with designed-in mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions.

Visitors to the Airbus booth will witness the company’s continued commitment to supporting the growth of India’s aviation, defence and space sectors and can also savour interactive virtual and augmented reality experiences. “Aero India is the jewel in the crown of the world’s largest defence and third-largest commercial aviation market,” commented President and Managing Director of Airbus India and South Asia, Anand E Stanley. “Airbus’ large-scale commitment to the show demonstrates that India is more than a market, it’s a core base for us.”

On display will be scale models of the C295; the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT); the A400M – the most versatile airlifter currently available; the SES-12 – a geostationary communications satellite; and a holographic display of the HYBRID SAR Earth observation radar satellite.

In helicopters, scale models of the H225M– the military version of Airbus’ H225 SUPER helicopter; the AS565 MBe – the all-weather, multi-role force multiplier; along with the H135 and H145 will be on display.

Airbus will also demonstrate a wide range of service offerings, including through its fully owned subsidiaries Satair and Navblue, with particular focus and demonstrations of Skywise-based digital services.

It is Airbus’ firm belief that technology and talent are the key to unlocking the enormous potential of the region. In India, it has sought to foster innovation and entrepreneurial spirit through Airbus BizLab, which will also be present at Aero India. Visitors will get a first glance of the opportunities that the startup accelerator has created in the Indian innovation ecosystem. Airbus Bizlab will also partner with Invest India to organise the ‘Startup Day’ at Aero India.

In keeping with the theme of commitment to the Indian defence and aerospace ecosystem, Airbus will also leverage the event to acquire talent. On 23-24 February it will offer members of the public the opportunity to explore career prospects with Airbus India in avionics software, aircraft system simulation and airframe structures, as well as in API development, full stack development, Big Data, Cloud and DevOps.

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