The 46th show will showcase the world's newest aircraft, the stars of civil aviation, including Airbus A380, on show and flying for the first time at an international exhibition, the Boeing 777-240LR, the newest addition to the Boeing aircraft family, the Ukrainian and Russian aircraft, Embraer's regional aircraft (including the 190) and Bombardier's Global 5000, to name just a few.
Business aviation will of course be represented by Dassault and its new Falcon 7X, as well as by Gulfstream, Raytheon, Piaggio, Pilatus, etc. Military aviation will play a significant role and the world's leading helicopter manufacturers will be present: Eurocopter, AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter (returning to the Show this year) and HAL. UAVs from EADS, Dassault Aviation, IAI and Northrop Grumman, the UAV conferences, the space sector, and this year for the first time a focus on light aircraft with more than twenty aircraft on show in the Galilée area of the south sector.
Airbus Industries announced today Qatar Airways will acquire 60 Airbus A350s, becoming the largest customer to date for the new airliner and the first client in the Middle East. The deal is for a mix of A350-800s and larger A350-900s.
About Airbus Industries
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of slightly over 20 billion euros in 2004, Airbus today consistently captures half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.