12:00 AM, July 3, 2012
EADS and its Divisions – Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will present a wide assortment of systems ranging from commercial and military aircraft to satellites and secure communications systems at the Farnborough International Airshow. Eurocopter’s EC175, a new medium twin-engine helicopter will make its first appearance at the international airshow and will be presented in both flying and static displays. A number of other aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, Airbus A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklet devices on its wing-tips, an A318 Corporate Jet and the giant A300-600ST Beluga aircraft used for transporting oversized cargo. A Portuguese Air Force C295 maritime patrol aircraft will also be present. Airbus will present models of its future A350 XWB aircraft and C295 in the Airborne Early Warning & Antisubmarine Warfare configurations. Eurocopter will present a model of the EC175 and the highspeed hybrid demonstrator, the X3. Astrium, the space division of EADS, will display a number of exhibits including a model of its Skynet 5 U.K. military communications satellite system as well as the airborne satellite communications terminal, AirPatrol. The latter is designed to provide end users with a light-weight, high performance communications module that is compatible with all types of aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Cassidian will demonstrate its capabilities in areas such as border security and surveillance, cyber security and training services, particularly in the field of air systems. In the exhibition area, the so-called TouchLab system will present a border protection scenario in 3D to illustrate Cassidian’s role as a lead systems integrator.