Between the second waves and new COVID-19 variants, it’s no surprise to learn that the Paris Air Show 2021 edition has been cancelled. After all, it’s one of the biggest outdoor events in the whole world, which makes it risky and hard to manage safely just yet.
Gifas (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales) are looking at a far timeline before bringing the aviation show back to Le Bourget Airport outside of Paris, France. In an effort to keep attendees safe, organisers are moving the event further back to June 2023. The new dates have been announced as well – June 19th – June 25th!
Once every two years, the Parisian sky is alive with an unforgettable air show and the Le Bourget airport in Paris becomes home to a vast exhibit of aircraft. We are talking about Paris Air Show, which is the most import aerospace and aviation trade show in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in the world when it comes down to visitor numbers and it’s one of the oldest. The Paris Air Show has been held for over a century – that’s basically the entire history of aviation. Naturally, these facts make it a must-see event for anyone with interest in aviation whether professional or not. Each edition lasts for a full week in late June, when summer is in full swing.
The defining part of the Paris Air Show is its aircraft exhibit, where visitors can look at the latest models of jets, helicopters, airplanes and drones. However, industry professionals all come for the full range of aerospace technologies and equipment. The product range includes aerospace power plants, pilot aids, cabin interior, defense technology, satellite communication systems, space research and space vehicles. Armee de Terre, Airbus Helicopters, ATR, Qatar Airlines, German Aerospace Center and DAHER AEROSPACE are some of the names you can hope to encounter. Paris Air Show attracts the biggest audience in the world with over half being private citizens who attend on open days, while the rest represent buyers and experts that represent the service sector, aircraft sector, subcontracting, maintenance and the space sectors. Although European markets are best represented, exhibitors have a chance to break into the Middle East and most of Asia.
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In addition to its ties to commercial aviation and aerospace, the air show has its ties to the military sector. There are foreign ministers, chiefs of staff and vice ministers also attend the show coming from countries in the AED, GCC, G5 sahel, NATO, UN, EU and OCCAR. This makes the Paris Air Show the most valuable air show from a geopolitical standpoint. The Paris Air Show has a lot going on every single day. There are special static exhibitions for trade days as well as for open days. The same goes on for flight demonstrations. There’s the commercial demonstrations and a dynamic air stunts for visitors who want to have fun.
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