100 years of aviation in Switzerland - Contest for Emmen Air Show

Wednesday 9, June 2010


100 years of aviation in Switzerland - Contest for Emmen Air Show


2010 is “The Year of Aviation” in Switzerland. One hundred years after Swiss aviation was first established in 1910, a wide range of events large and small are being held to commemorate those pioneering achievements.



SWISS is a prime partner in the centennial celebrations, and is involved in various projects and further activities to mark the anniversary.


With its “100 Years of Aviation in Switzerland” programme, the country’s Aero-Club is revisiting those pioneering days. At the same time, the more than 30 events that have been planned throughout the centennial year will offer an intriguing insight into Swiss aviation of yesterday and today and of the years ahead, too.


SWISS in Swiss aviation

As Switzerland’s national airline and a key present-day link in the long tradition of Swiss civil aviation, SWISS is a prime partner in these centenary activities. SWISS’s endeavours here are intended to help illustrate the breadth and perspectives of aviation now and in the future to a broader public, and to raise general awareness and sensitivity to today’s hot aviation issues and concerns, such as environmental care. The Swiss Post Office is also marking the centennial through the issue of four commemorative stamps. And SWISS is well to the fore here, too: the CHF 1.00 stamp features a SWISS Airbus A340.


The celebrations begin with the formal opening of the refurbished Aviation & Space Travel Hall, which includes a redesigned SWISS exhibit, together with a special exhibition entitled “100 Years of Aviation in Switzerland” at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. The exhibition, which features several original aircraft and will include a number of further exciting events, opened on 31 March and runs till 24 October.


Emmen Air Show Contest

A large air show will take place in Emmen on 24 July. One of the highlights of this event will be a demonstration flight by a SWISS Airbus A330-300 long-haul aircraft. Other programme standouts are the PC-7-Team, Breitling aircraft and an attractive ground exhibition.




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