Bengaluru, Feb 12: Team Airbus is landing in Aviation Capital of Bengaluru with a commitment to be part of government's ‘Make in India' programme.
At Aero India 2015, the Airbus Group will present a wide range of cutting-edge products and technologies including commercial platforms, military aircraft/helicopters and radars.
In a unique initiative that could provide immense opportunities for talented engineers in India, the Airbus Group is conducting a recruitment fair at the show. To be held during the last two days (public says) of Aero India 2015, the group will organize the recruitment fair at its pavilion for experienced aviation engineers.
"Airbus is looking for engineers with post-graduation or more for open positions in areas of avionics, structural analysis and repair a. Our HR representatives from the company will be available at the fair to meet interested candidates, review their CVs and guide them on the selection process," an Airbus official said.
Support for Make in India campaign
Yves Guillaume, President, India, Airbus Group, said that strong footprint it had developed in India over the years will come to play while supporting the government's ‘Make in India' campaign.
"We have been used to partnerships in India as is shown by our long standing collaborations with several Indian public and private companies as well as R&D organizations and academic institutions. We are enthusiastic about the ‘Make in India' campaign and are ready to leverage our existing local partnerships and invest in new ones to make the most of it.
Aero India offers the perfect setting to discuss our plans to Make in India with various stakeholders. We look forward to our participation in the show," says Guillaume.
On display at the Group's pavilion (No OD8) in front of Hall C, will be scale models of the world's most spacious passenger aircraft - A380 and the fuel efficient A320neo. Also on exhibition will be scale models of the A330MRTT mid-air refueller which has been selected by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the C295 transport aircraft which has been offered to India, in partnership with Tata, for the Avro replacement programme. Two ‘Made-in-India' products - High Accuracy Air Pressure
Measurement System and Structurally Integrated Antenna - are also going to be part of the display line up. Both these products have been developed at the Airbus Defence and Space engineering centre in Bengaluru.
Eyes Indian Navy, Army's expansion plans
At the show, the Airbus Group will be exhibiting a model of the EC725 which had recently undergone the field evaluation trials for the Indian Coast Guard's tender for 14 shore-based helicopters. The EC725, fitted with the relevant weaponry and sensor suites, can perfectly meet the Indian Navy's 120+ Naval Multirole Helicopter (NMRH) programme requirements and the Indian Army's 150+ Tactical Transport Helicopters' fleet expansion plan.
In addition, there will be models of the AS550 C3e Fennec and the AS565 MBe Panther. The Fennec is foreseen for the Indian Army's and Air Force's Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) campaign which was recently re-started under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)' category.
The AS565 MBe Panther fits the requirements of India's Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) programme which envisages acquisition of around 100 units. On the civil helicopter side, scale model of the single-engine EC130 T2 will be showcased.
Scale models of TANAN unmanned aircraft system, SPEXER 2000 border / coastal surveillance radar, MILDS missile warning system and TRS-3D multi-mode surveillance and target acquisition radar will also be presented.