EADS Covers All Bases at Le Bourget
Under the theme “Delivering Innovation,” EADS and its divisions–Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter–are showcasing a wide range of products it says will help shape the future of the aerospace industry. Meanwhile, the EADS human resources team plans to conduct a number of events at the show for those interested in starting or furthering their careers in aerospace and defense.
The EADS pavilion (Chalet Row A) integrates the company’s indoor exhibits, static display as well as media and hospitality center all in one place. Show goers can find more EADS products and technologies on display at the EADS stand in Hall 2A 253.
EADS Innovation Works, the group’s corporate research and technology network, plans to present a number of initiatives in the field of electrical and hybrid propulsion during the show, including a fully electric general aviation training aircraft.
As part of its goal to recruit 5,000 people this year, EADS experts plan to hold 21 workshops for experienced professionals, students and graduates during which they can get details about careers options within the company. EADS has also scheduled a dedicated “Diversity Day” for Thursday, June 20 and “International Student Day” on Friday, June 21. In another human resources initiative, the group invites visitors to the EADS static display to leave their creative mark on a giant art exhibit entitled “Express Yourself–Design Your Future.” EADS also serves as a partner for the “L’avion des métiers” event organized by the French industry association Gifas to promote employment within aerospace.
During the first few days of the show, an A400M military transport and British Airways’s soon-to-be-delivered first A380 will participate in the flying display, followed later in the week by Airbus’s own test A380. Both aircraft types also appear on the static display, as do a C295 from Airbus Military and an ACJ319 business jet. EADS also plans appearances in the flying display by a Tiger military helicopter from Eurocopter and an NH90. A Eurocopter EC725 Caracal, the new EC645T2, an EC135, along with the AS565 MBe Panther and X3 high-speed helicopter all appear prominently on the static display line.
At the EADS pavilion and EADS stand, the group’s exhibits include a full size A350 XWB cockpit and cabin section from Airbus and a scale model of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport from Airbus Military. Models of Astrium products on display include the GO-3S earth observation satellite system and GSM VIP, a service that combines satellite telecommunications with mobile telephony to deploy a GSM network that can be used inflight. Cassidian’s exhibits include the Eurofighter and its accompanying flight simulator and unmanned aerial systems such as the Harfang.