Hi guys, here's what Airbus says about its participation at Farnborough:
(Airbus press release)
"Airbus comes to Farnborough following a record year in 1999 and an equally promising first six months of 2000, during which it continued to achieve its long-standing target of winning around half of all airliner orders in the 100-seat+ category. Moreover, following commercial launch of the A3XX in June, Airbus’ product offering is now complete at the top end of the spectrum, with a market-tailored very large aircraft that will set a new standard for the way people fly.
Airbus’ exhibit will feature a large-scale model of this 21st century flagship, whose advanced technology, novel interior design and unmatched spaciousness will change the face of air travel for years to come. Visitors may also view 1/20th-scale replicas of the long-range A330-200 and A340-600, alongside 1/100th scale half-models of the complete product line. An interactive database equipped with video screens will be available to access detailed information about Airbus Industrie and its comprehensive aircraft family.
On Monday, July 24, 2000, at 11 a.m., Airbus will hold a press conference to discuss its commercial and industrial activities this year, and to brief the audience on its very latest achievements. Further media briefings are also to be expected during the course of the week.
Airbus’ A340-300 flying testbed, currently powered by a Rolls-Royce Trent 500 in place of one of the four CFM International CFM56-5C4 engines which generally power the aircraft ,will be on static display throughout the show. The flight test campaign currently underway will culminate in type certification of the Trent 500 by the end of the year and entry into service of the engine with Airbus’ new A340-500/600 aircraft in 2002. In addition, an A340 in Lufthansa livery will participate in the daily flying displays from July 21st to July 30th.
An A300-600ST Super Transporter “Beluga” – the largest cargo carrier in the world - will arrive on July 21st and remain on static display throughout the show. The Beluga offers the most voluminous main deck cargo compartment of any aircraft flying, and is capable of transporting up to 1,500 cubic meters of volumetric freight.
Finally, an Airbus Corporate Jetliner operated by Twinjet will arrive on July 24th. This aircraft, which offers the ultimate in executive travel, will be on static display in the morning of July 25th and 26th and will depart on the afternoon of July 26th."
(end of press release).