Saturday, 8 February 2020

Airbus will be at the Singapore Airshow despite Coronavirus

European aircraft maker Airbus has confirmed it will continue to participate at the upcoming Singapore Airshow, irrespective of the Coronavirus situation.  The show takes place at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, between 11-16 February.

The Airbus exhibit in the main hall [Stand #J23] will feature products from across the Airbus Family product range, including large scale models of the long-range A350-1000, the A400M military airlifter and the H160 helicopter, as well as S450, an earth observation satellite platform.

An area of the stand will be dedicated to Airbus’ latest innovations designed to build a sustainable future of flight. These include a model of the E-Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator and for the first time, a model of MAVERIC, a new flying demonstrator with a disruptive aircraft configuration.

In addition, visitors can learn more about the latest Airbus Services solutions being brought to market. These include Skywise, Airbus’ open data platform of reference for all major aviation players looking to improve their operational performance, and a demo of the newly-unveiled Airbus Virtual Reality Flight Trainer.

From the military product line, an A400M operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force, will be on display. This latest-generation, multi-role aircraft, offers unmatched versatility on military and humanitarian missions around the globe. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will also display one of its newly acquired A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) aircraft, which offers capabilities that include refuelling missions, transport and deployment.

Airbus will also be present at the air show organiser’s “What’s Next” booth, with Ambee and Scapic, two start-ups from the company’s Bizlab in Bangalore, pitching their products and services.

Airbus China is observing Chinese Government requirements for staff to work from home and is facilitating with IT equipment so employees from all locations including Tianjin do not need to travel to work where possible.     With regards to the business impact, China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges. The Tianjin Final Assembly Line facility is currently closed.

The firm says it is constantly evaluating the situation and following the WHO's advice and will continue to update staff as the condition evolves. 

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