Three weeks before the opening of the Paris Air Show, still the world’s biggest, and the organizers have unveiled some new features of this, the 51st. edition. It will focus this year on the environment, six months before the Paris International Conference on Climate Change.
Concerning the aircraft on display, manufacturers are still a little in suspense, but the presence of some aircraft leaves little doubt. Amongst the certainties are the A350, the A380, the A400M, Rafale, the Boeing 787, the Bombardier CS100 and CS300 in the air; and then ...
Emeric d'Arcimoles, Général Commissioner of the Paris air show
‘‘No doubt a few surprises in regional aircraft. We have ‘planes coming from relatively new, and quite unexpected countries like Pakistan with their own project, for example.’’
The Pakistani JF 17 fighter to be more precise, and the US military will put down on the tarmac with the Textron Scorpio, the P-8 Poseidon, an F-15, and two helicopters : the Lakota and Chinook.
After its 2013 success, the trades aircraft will be back. This year the focus will be on certain aerospace trades recruitment.
Marwan Lahoud, President of GIFAS
‘‘The 2015 trades aircraft will focus on production trades : i.e. those carried out on an assembly line, an engine assembly line, and how they put these flying objects together.’’
The show’s trade days are from 15 to 18 June, and from 19 to 21 June for the general public. Over 300,000 visitors are expected, and to cover the show, aeronewstv will broadcast the daily flight demonstrations live.