CONFIRMED: Airbus announces its 'Singapore seven'

Airbus has confirmed its presence at the Singapore Airshow will include a trio of widebodies, including two Airbus A350 XWBs. The announcement comes hot on the heels of rival Boeing firming up its own presence at the biennial event.

The European aerospace giant is to show off a trio of airliners on static display, with examples of its latest offerings placed with airlines from the region taking centre stage at the trade show, held between 15-18 February.

A company-owned Airbus A350-1000 will be deployed to Changi Exhibition Centre to take part in the flying display, while a second XWB jet, an example of the smaller 900 variant, from home-town carrier Singapore Airlines will be on static display.

A Korean Air A220-300 and a Cebu Pacific A330-900 will join the based widebody on the ground close to Airbus’ stand at the event.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900
Singapore Airlines - the world's largest Airbus A350-900 operator, will be showing off one of its XWB jets at the biennial event Martin Needham

Additional participation representing the airframer’s military offerings will include a German Air Force A400M as well as further home team support comprising a Republic of Singapore Air Force A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) and a recently delivered H225M Caracal. The air arm has received one example of the twin-engined helicopter from an order for 16, with the rotary-wing assets configured for transport, search and rescue, medical evacuation and humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

Airbus states its exhibit will also include a display of large-scale models of “the A350-1000, A400M and C295, H145 and H175 helicopters, as well as the Pleiades Neo Earth observation satellite”.

The company also confirmed that there will be a “dedicated area to showcase Airbus’ ambition to pioneer sustainable aerospace”, which will feature “models of the ZEROe hydrogen-powered concept aircraft that represents the company’s ambition to put the first zero-emissions airliner in service by 2035”.