Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#Airbus Group plans major presence at #AeroIndia2015

Airbus will present a wide range of cutting-edge products and technologies at the 10th edition of Aero India from 18 - 22 February 2015 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
On display will be scale models of the world’s most spacious passenger aircraft – A380 and the fuel efficient A320neo. Also on exhibition will be scale models of the A330MRTT mid-air refueller which has been selected by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the C295 transport aircraft which has been offered to India, in partnership with Tata, for the Avro replacement programme. Two ‘Made-in-India’ products – High Accuracy Air Pressure Measurement System and Structurally Integrated Antenna – are also going to be part of the display line up. Both these products have been developed at the Airbus Defence and Space engineering centre in Bengaluru.

A model of the EC725 which recently underwent Field Evaluation Trials (FETs) for the Indian Coast Guard’s tender for 14 shore-based helicopters is going to be on exhibition too. The EC725, fitted with the relevant weaponry and sensor suites, can perfectly meet the Indian Navy’s 120+ Naval Multirole Helicopter (NMRH) programme requirements and the Indian Army’s 150+ Tactical Transport Helicopters’ fleet expansion plan. In addition, there will be models of the AS550 C3e Fennec and the AS565 MBe Panther. The Fennec is foreseen for the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) campaign which was recently re-started under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category whereas the AS565 MBe Panther fits the requirements of India’s Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) programme which envisages acquisition of around 100 units. On the civil helicopter side, scale model of the single-engine EC130 T2 will be showcased.