Fifty-first Paris Air Show opens doors to growing, global crowd of aerospace professionals

PARIS, 15 June 2015. The 51st edition of Paris Air Show opened its doors to a crowd of aerospace professionals for four trade days (through Thursday), after which the general public is invited to attend Friday through Sunday, when the event closes.

Fifty-first Paris Air Show opens doors to growing, global crowd of aerospace professionals
Fifty-first Paris Air Show opens doors to growing, global crowd of aerospace professionals

PARIS, 15 June 2015. The 51st edition of Paris Air Show opened its doors to a crowd of aerospace professionals for four trade days (through Thursday), after which the general public is invited to attend Friday through Sunday, when the event closes.

PastradeThis year’s Paris Air Show features several new initiatives:

· Entry to the Air & Space Museum is free for all visitors with their show ticket

· A large 30,000 square-meter lawn area will be opened to the general public next to the runway, so they can get closer to the flying displays

· A 3,000+ seat stand will be set up on the lawn area so visitors can get a better seat for the displays (extra ticket)

· A flying display program (2-3 hours long) has been specially designed for the public. A number of aircraft will illustrate the technology of today and the future

· Big screens set up around the show will display a live broadcast of flying displays so visitors can enjoy them close up and from spectacular angles

· Activities and events for the general public designed with our partners

· The Patrouille de France Acrobatic Team will make a special appearance during the public days

Paris Air Show organizers explain that the Paris Air Show is unique in terms of its size and diversity:

· It attracts the most of the aerospace industry companies from around the world

· It offers numerous flying displays with great visibility

· Professionals can present their products and expertise under optimal conditions to an audience of avid aviation fans

· It welcomes young people and focuses on training and jobs

· Its priority is to improve exhibitor and visitor services

Key figures (from 2013):

· 2,260 exhibitors from 47 countries

· 120 aircraft

· 139,000 trade visitors from every continent

· 7,094 organized business meetings

· Over 176,000 general public visitors

· Over 3,000 accredited journalists

· 285 official delegations from 102 countries

And all this happened in:

· 130,000 sqm of covered exhibition space (halls, village, chalets and outdoor buildings)

· 200,000 sqm of static display area

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