Friday, November 9, 2012

A320neo to highlight China show

Airbus will show off the A380 and its best selling single aisle aircraft the A320neo at the 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition. The Zhuhai Airshow is Nov. 13-18 in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai. A 1:20 scale cutaway A380 model and a 1:20 scale A320neo model will be displayed at the EADS stand. It's the first time for Airbus to showcase an A320neo model in China. The A320neo is a new engine option for the A320 family, which will enter into service in 2015. The A320neo incorporates latest generation engines and large "sharklet" wing tip devices, which together will deliver 15 percent in fuel savings. (Source: Airbus, 11/06/12) Gulf Coast note: Airbus will assemble the A320 family of aircraft in Mobile, Ala., beginning in 2016.