Paris Air Show


Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show ("Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Paris-Le Bourget") is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. It is held at Le Bourget airport near Paris, France every odd year, alternating both with the Farnborough International Exhibition and Flying Display and the Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin (ILA).

The Paris Air Show is a commercial air show, organised by the French aerospace industry's body the "Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales" (GIFAS) whose main purpose is to demonstrate military and civilian aircraft to potential customers. It is one of the most prestigious in the world; traditionally, some major sales contracts are announced during the show as part of the corporate communication of the manufacturers. All major international manufacturers, as well as the military forces of several countries, attend the Paris Air Show.

In addition to industrial visitors, at the weekend the show welcomes a large number of non-professionals from the Paris area and well beyond.

History

The Paris Air Show traces its history back to the first decade of the twentieth century. In 1908 there was a section of the Paris Automobile Show dedicated to aircraft, and from 1909 there was an Air Show, held at the Grand Palais. There were four further shows before the First World War. The show re-started in 1919, and from 1924 they were held every two years. The shows were interrupted again by the Second World War, and they re-started again in 1946. Since 1949, they have been held in every odd-numbered year.

The shows continued to be held at the Grand Palais, and from 1949 flying demonstrations were staged at Orly Airport. In 1953, the show was relocated from the Grand Palais to Le Bourget.

The show suffered its worst accident in 1973 when a Tupolev Tu-144 crashed killing the six crew and eight people on the ground.

Dates

The 48th International Paris Air Show will take place from 15 to 21 June 2009. [Citation
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] Recent past Paris Air Show took place on the following dates:

:44. 17–24 June, 2001:45. 15–20 June, 2003:46. 13–19 June, 2005:47. 18–24 June, 2007

2005 Paris Air Show

The oldest air show in the world was held in 2005 over the period of 13th June19th June. The 2005 show witnessed the return of American companies in large numbers following the downscaling of their presence in 2003 in relation to the Iraq War. Another strain in relations in 2005 was the recently launched World Trade Organisation litigation, which involved action filed by the United States against the EU member States for providing WTO-inconsistent subsidies to Airbus.

Videos

*An [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcRGHdSSVAY amateur video] of static and flying aircraft at the 2005 edition of the Paris Air Show

ignificant Events

;Tuesday 14th:
* The Airbus A380 opens the show with a flying display

2007 Paris Air Show

Aircraft presented for the first time at the Paris Air Show

* Airbus A330 MRTT
* Antonov An-148
* Bell/Agusta BA609
* Socata TBM 850
* The S4 Ehécatl

ignificant Orders

;Monday 18th:
* Qatar Airways firms order for 80 Airbus A350 XWB and 3 additional A380 aircraft
* Emirates Airline orders 8 additional A380 aircraft
* US Airways orders 22 A350 XWB, 10 A330-200 and 60 A32X series (A319, A320, A321) aircraft
* General Electric Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) orders 6 Boeing 777 Freighter and 60 A32X series aircraft
* Lion Air orders 40 additional 737-900ER aircraft
* Lufthansa orders 30 Embraer 190 E-Jets
* Japan Airlines orders 10 170 E-Jets
* Jazeera Airways orders 30 A320 aircraft (+10 options)
* Nouvelair orders 2 A320 aircraft
* Aviation Lease and Finance Company (Kuwait) ("ALAFCO") orders 12 A350 XWB aircraft
* S7 Airlines orders 25 A320 aircraft
* Air France orders 18 A32X series and 2 A380 aircraft

;Tuesday 19th:
* Intrepid Aviation, Inc. orders 20 A330-200F aircraft
* International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) orders an additional 50 787 (+2 options), 10 737 series, and 1 777-300ER aircraft
* ItAli Airlines orders 10 (+10 options) Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft

;Wednesday 20th:
* Aeroflot orders 22 A350 XWB aircraft
* Kingfisher Airlines orders 15 A350 XWB, 5 A340-500, 10 A330 and 20 A320 family aircraft
* Afriqiyah Airways orders 6 A350 XWB aircraft
* Etihad Airways orders 4 A340-600, 5 A330-200 and 3 A330-200 freighter aircraft
* Aircastle Ltd. orders 15 A330-200F freighter aircraft and 5 A321 aircraft (for lease to Aeroflot)
* KLM orders 7 737-700 aircraft
* Air France orders 9 777-300ER aircraft
* Libyan Airlines orders 7 A320, 4 A330 and 4 A350 XWB aircraft
* CIT orders 25 A320 and 7 A350 XWB aircraft
* Ural Airlines orders 5 A320 aircraft
* MNG Airlines orders 2 A330-200F aircraft

;Thursday 21th
* Avianca orders 14 A320 and 5 A330 aircraft
* Hong Kong Airlines orders 1 ACJ, 30 A320 and 20 A330 aircraft
* BAA Jet Management orders 1 ACJ aircraft
* Mandala Airlines orders 25 A350XA320 aircraft
* Tiger Airways orders 30 A320 aircraft

;Friday 22th
* Singapore Airlines orders 20 A350 XWB aircraft
* National AIr Service orders 20 A320 aircraft

ee also

*Air show
*Berlin Air Show
*Dubai Airshow
*Farnborough Airshow
*Air/Space America 88

References

External links

* [http://www.paris-air-show.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.gifas.asso.fr GIFAS]
* [http://www.futura-sciences.com/communiquer/g/showgallery.php/cat/567 Salon du Bourget] , Photo Gallery
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=fr&q=le+bourget,france&ll=48.955481,2.432442&spn=0.026828,0.086517&t=k Google Maps]


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