British Aerospace is throwing out an open invitation to visitors pouring through Hall 2 to try out its cyber café - surf the BAe web site before sipping a complimentary soft drink.

But there's more to the futuristic feature than surfing and slurping, as Robert Gardner explains: "We want to show how our company has strengthened its global aspirations and forged partnerships in every continent.

"So we've surrounded the café with photographic and video images that tell visitors all they want to know about BAe."

"Other stands have computer terminals linked to the Internet, but people don't feel comfortable using them. Here we want guests.

Source: Flight Daily News