For more than 100 years, the French capital has celebrated one of the most relevant aviation events in the world: The International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition (internationally known as the Paris Air Show). The exhibit will take place this year from June 15th to the 21st at Le Bourget Parc Convention Center, which has an exhibition area of more than 3 million square feet of covered and outdoor spaces.
During the spectacular event, more than 2,000 companies will present new ideas and the latest technologies. This meeting of great minds creates a synergy that encourages development from training, business roundtables, exhibitions and demonstrations of the various sectors of the industry. In fact, the first four days of the show are reserved for specialists, contractors, suppliers and service providers—a period in which the direction of the global aviation for the next years will be defined. After that, the show will be open to the general public, and this year more than 180,000 visitors are expected.
For lovers of jets, helicopters and aviation, in general, the Paris Air Show generates a great buzz and provides a unique opportunity to discover the new technologies available. At the same time, visitors can demonstrate their admiration for the aerospace projects and the new models—all displayed in the same place.
Review our selection of private jets.
This year, the exhibition will feature over 150 aircraft, programmed to perform daily demonstration flights. Among the private aircraft on view, the following are especially noteworthy:
Photo: Courtesy Airbus H160 Helicopter.
Airbus H160 Helicopter. The new medium size Airbus helicopter (one of the first to be marketed without the name of Eurocopter) stands out for its bright, sporty lines, cutting-edge materials and low consumption levels.
Photo: Courtesy Falcon 7X by Dassault.
Falcon 7X by Dassault. One of the most prestigious manufacturers of private jets in the world presents in Paris its latest model, anticipating the launch of its 8X, the medium jet with the greatest reach in the market.
Photo: Courtesy Gulfstream G650.
Gulfstream G650. Announced last year and presented in 2015, the US firm introduces one of the fastest jets in the market with cruise speeds of 0.9 mach (over 1,100 km/h). It boasts spacious cabins and very luxurious interiors.
Photo: Courtesy P180 Avanti by Piaggio.
P180 Avanti by Piaggio. This is one of the jewels from this famous Italian brand. It stands out for its propulsion propellers that deliver speeds and performance worthy of a jet. Another attractive feature of the Piaggio aircraft is its distinctive design lines, reminiscent of the iconic Vespa motorcycles. The P180 is a predecessor of the Avanti Evo.
Other outstanding entries at the show include the Bell 429WLG Helicopter, the Bombardier Global 6000 jet, and the commercial jet ERJ135, by the Brazilian company Embraer. The Paris International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition is a mandatory event for fans and lovers of aeronautics. It is also the perfect opportunity to compare and get to know, first hand, possible future acquisitions. ■
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