Proud to be a leader at Farnborough
Airbus and the Farnborough International Air Show – the shop window to what’s new in the aerospace industry – are synonymous with innovation.
Every two years, Farnborough is the place to be seen. That’s why Airbus is among 1,000 exhibitors from 38 countries displaying their products and services at what many claim is the world’s biggest air show.
Airbus and its British predecessor, the Bristol Aeroplane Company – which was founded 100 years ago by Sir George White in 1910, have a proud pedigree of showcasing their latest ground-breaking aircraft at the Hampshire airfield west of London.
This year, an estimated 180,000 visitors from around the world will see the A380, the A400M, which is making its UK debut, and other Airbus aircraft in the air or in the static display area.
Between the Farnborough shows of 1968 and 1970, one of the most icon aircraft of all time burst onto the world stage. The two Concorde prototypes – one French and one British – heralded a new era of supersonic travel. The British-built Concorde 002, registered G-BSST, gave its first public display at the 27th Farnborough and stole the show.
Since then, a succession of revolutionary aircraft from the Airbus stable have provided aviation copywriters with headline material. In 1982, the A310 gave demonstration flights, while scale models of the A300, A300-600, the A310 and the new A320 were displayed on the Airbus stand. Also revealed were plans for two wide-body projects, the A330 and A340, under the projects names TA9 and TA11.
Airbus continues to demonstrate innovation and make history at the showplace of British aviation.