EADS Underscores Commitment to Middle East at Dubai Air Show 2013

Dubai11 November 2013

From commercial and military aircraft to satellites and secure communications systems, EADS and its Divisions – Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will present a broad selection of cutting-edge products, technologies and services at Dubai Airshow from 17 to 21 November 2013 at Dubai World Central (DWC) located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

Dubai Airshow is a unique opportunity to meet the whole aerospace and defence community. For the first time in the Middle East and under the strapline ‘’EADS, delivering innovation’’, the EADS Group will have an integrated presence (Pavilion P10) in a central position at the show alongside the Airbus, Eurocopter and Cassidian products static display. The A380 and the A400M will be part of the daily flying display.

EADS has representative offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Egypt. The Middle East is playing an ever more important role in international business and is a key strategic partner of EADS; the founding companies of EADS having had a presence in the Gulf region since the 70’s.

The EADS Group will feature a number of products and exhibits including:

  • Airbus/Airbus Military: an A380 (from 17th to 19th) and an A400M military airlifter will be part of the daily air display, an Egyptair A330-300 will be part of the static display; while the latest generation A350 XWB cockpit mock-up will be on stand display;
  • Astrium: a scale model of the Yahsat 1B telecoms satellite and some of its latest satellite equipment. For ASTRIUM Services, the AirPATROL Airborne satcom system and 3 Geo-information applications: WorldDEM global homogeneous Digital Elevation Model, GEOINT 2D and 3D Foundation layer and SPOT Maps;
  • Cassidian: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, sensors, defence electronics, border surveillance and avionics systems. Furthermore, the Division will demonstrate its ‘Touch Lab’ multi-media scenario laboratory;
  • Eurocopter: the new EC175 advanced medium lift multi-purpose helicopter will be in the static display, alongside an evolved EC145 T2 and a latest generation AS350 B3.

Tom Enders, CEO of EADS, said: “The Dubai Air Show is one of the world’s premier gatherings for the aerospace and defence community. EADS is a leader in this market and a trusted partner for governments and commercial customers in a range of activities.”

He added: “Gulf leaders have shown strong leadership and vision in recognising that the aerospace and defence sector is a key driver for technology and economic growth. EADS is proud to partner many of the region’s most prestigious companies and be trusted as the provider of technology for many of the region’s most important programmes”

This will be the final major aerospace trade show prior to EADS being re-branded as the Airbus Group from 1 January 2014.

Notes to Editors

EADS has media hosting facilities inside its Pavilion at the Airshow (located at Pavilion P10) and would be pleased to welcome accredited media to discover more about the Group.

About EADS

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.

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Jeremy Greaves
Head of Communications Airbus Group United Kingdom
Airbus Group
 
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