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The Ultimate Guide to the

2007 PARIS AIR SHOW

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The Ultimate Guide to the 2007 Paris Air Show Dear Reader, This year we have created for you a new Ultimate Guide to the Paris Air Show. It is a different animal from the spotter’s guides of old. One of the major changes is the detailed “Top Programs” approach we have taken to the aircraft flying and on static display at Le Bourget. We still show photos of the aircraft, along with their technical specs, so you can readily identify airplanes flying at the show. But now you’ll have the inside details on each program, its current and projected monetary value, customers, prices and program leaders! We also are including some information on area diversions, because no trip to Paris should be all work and no play. Therefore, we have solicited recommendations from industry associations in and around Paris, as well as from people who have attended the Paris Air Show for many years. Included are lists of their favorite restaurants, shopping tips, events, things to do both in the city and day trips for those who are staying for a couple of days after the show. I have tried to add some ideas based on my own experience at the show during the past 20 years. This is meant to be an “insider” guide to the show, some of the diversions in Paris and the nearby environs. By no means is this intended to be an all-inclusive guide to all of the things that Paris offers. I hope you find the Ultimate Guide to the Paris Air Show useful and fun. Perhaps we’ll bump into one another at the show watching planes, in a restaurant, at the Fete de la Musique on Thursday night or out at Giverny over the weekend. Bonne chance! Ed Hazelwood Editorial Director, Strategic Media

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table of contents Welcome to the Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 AAI Sponsor Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Map of the Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Show Briefing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 AIAA Sponsor Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Top 20 Aircraft at the Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 NH Industries NH90 . . . .29 Bombardier Global Express XRS . . .30 Lockheed C-130J . . . . . . . .31 Lockheed Martin F-16 . . .38 Dassault Rafale . . . . . . . . . .39 Bombardier Challenger 605 . . . . . . . .40 Dassault Falcon 2000EX . .41 Cessna Citation Sovereign 42 Embraer Legacy 600 . . . . .43

Boeing 777 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Airbus A380 . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Airbus A330 . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Eurofighter Typhoon . . . . .21 Embraer 190/195 . . . . . . . . .22 Gulfstream G500/G550 . . .23 Boeing C-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Boeing F/A-18E/F . . . . . . .25 Bombardier CRJ900 . . . . . .26 Dassault Falcon 7X . . . . . .27 Gulfstream G450 . . . . . . . .28

Aviation Partners Boeing Sponsor Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Other Noteworthy Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Boeing 737 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Boeing 787 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Airbus A320 Series. . . . . . . 45 Boeing 747-8/-800 . . . . . . . . 45 Airbus A319/ACJ . . . . . . . . 46 Airbus A350XWB . . . . . . . 46 Lockheed Martin F-35 . . . 46 Bell Boeing V-22. . . . . . . . . 47 Lockheed MartinBoeing F-22 . . . . . . . . . . 47 Airbus A400M . . . . . . . . . . 47 KC-X Tanker Replacement. . . . . . . . . . 48 Embraer 170/175. . . . . . . . . 48

Sikorsky UH-60 Series . . . 48 Boeing 767 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XP . . . . . . . 49 Gulfstream G200 . . . . . . . . 49 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye . . . . . . . 50 Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 4000 . . . . . . . . . 50 Dassault Mirage 2000-5 . . . 50 BAE Systems Hawk 100 Series . . . . . . 51 Alenia C-27J Spartan. . . . . 51 Eurocopter Tiger . . . . . . . . 51

Paris Restaurant Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Paris Diversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Diversions Beyond Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Spirit Aerosystems Sponsor Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Paris Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 5


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important information Getting to and from the show

Gare du Nord and Porte de la Chapelle.

Some people will take the RER out to Le Bourget and grab a bus, although locals say the subway/ bus combination may work better.

By Car If you prefer to drive to the show, the best approach is to go to the show early (6:30 a.m.) and then leave the show early (not later than 4:00 p.m.). A taxi works well to get to the air show. Finding a taxi to get back to the city, however, often can be nearly impossible. Depending upon where you are in the city, there are different primary routes to take back and forth to Le Bourget. If you’re on the east side of Paris, then get to the A3 motorway (Porte de Bagnolet) and travel to Exit 5 (Le Blanc Mesnil). Then head west on RN2, which is the main road straight to Le Bourget. From the northeast part of Paris, exit the city at Porte de la Villette. It is a straight shot up the N2 to Le Bourget. Remember, this is not an expressway;

Metro/Bus Combination If you don’t have access to a car, then instead of using the RER, take one of the following metro/bus combinations. Going to Le Bourget: Take metro line 7 and get off at La Courneuve - Place du 8 mai 1945. Then take bus No. 152 and get off at Michelet-Parc d’Expositions. Alternatively, you can take metro line 12, get off at Porte de la Chapelle, then take bus No. 350, and get off at Michelet - Parc d’Expositions. Returning from Le Bourget: Bus 152 from Michelet -Parc d’Expositions, which stops at Porte de la Villette and La Courneuve-Place du 8 mai 1945. You can also take bus 350, which stops at Gare de l’Est, 6


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important information When the A1 is congested when you return to the city, one option is to get off and cut through Porte de la Chapelle to Rue de la Chapelle, turning right eventually on Rue La Fayette (near Gare du Nord.) This will send you toward Blvd. Haussman and the city center. If you find yourself heading west on the Pereferique and moving like a snail trying to drive to Porte Maillot, jump off early at Porte de Clichy and take Ave. de Clichy to Rue Cardinet and turn right. Stay with this route to Blvd. Malesherbes and then turn left. It will take you straight to the Madeleine in the center of Paris.

leaving early is the way to beat the local traffic. From the north and other parts of the city, the route is the A1, via Porte de la Chapelle to Exit 5 (Le Bourget). This is the traditional route accessed by coming around the city via the Pereferique (ring road) as well. Coming from the west (as if from Porte Maillot for instance), there is a large right exit for the A1 to take you out to the show. Your chance of getting stuck in heavy traffic is greater in the evening upon your return. The combination of air show, standard Paris rush-hour traffic and unexpected events can seem like a nightmare. What’s a poor business executive to do?

At a Glance Important phone numbers Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 EU-wide emergency hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Doctor (24 hr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .01 47 07 77 77

Italy . . . . . . . . . . .01 49 54 03 00 Netherlands . . . .01 40 62 33 00 Spain . . . . . . . . . .01 44 43 38 00 Switzerland . . . .01 49 55 67 00 U.K. . . . . . . . . . . .01 44 51 31 00 U.S. . . . . . . . . . . .01 43 12 22 22 Time During the air show, France will be on Daylight Savings Time, which is 2 hr. ahead of GMT.

Directory Assistance (domestic) . . . . . . . . .118 710 Directory Assistance (international) . . . . . . . .3212

Money The national currency of France is the euro. You can exchange currency at post offices, bureaux de change, airports, rail stations and some banks.

Embassies Australia . . . . . . .01 40 59 33 00 Canada . . . . . . . .01 44 43 29 00 Germany . . . . . . .01 53 84 45 00 Ireland . . . . . . . . .01 44 77 67 00 7


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SHOW HOURS For the Press Monday, June 18Sunday, June 24 7:00-19:00 For Trade Visitors Monday, June 18Sunday, June 24 9:30-18:00 For the General Public Friday, June 22Sunday, June 24 9:30-18:00

FLYING DISPLAY Flying displays will take place every day from noon until approximately 17:30.

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PRESS VILLAGE STAND 34-39 CHALET D-227

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show briefing The Show Where Deals Are Made trangely enough, much of the activity at this year’s Paris Air Show probably will revolve around aircraft that haven’t flown yet, and are therefore not here. Nevertheless, the line of aircraft parked out back of Le Bourget’s chalet line is one of the largest you will see anywhere. But the real reason that aviation executives and politicians come to Paris is to press the flesh and close deals. Exhibiting at the world’s aviation The 787 is slated to fly in August and enter service in 2008. events is a very expensive business, but if you want to be regarded as a real player, then you’ve got to come to Paris. It’s your best chance to sell your wares in this trillion-dollar business. The civil transport version of this year’s “Battle of Le Bourget” will be the most interesting one in years, with Airbus on home territory but on its heels for the first time in the recent history of the show. At the 2005 exhibition, Airbus amassed approximately $20 billion worth of sales (mainly for its A350), and Boeing recorded just $8 billion worth of business for the 737 and 777. No orders for the 787 Dreamliner were announced at the show. How things have changed in the intervening two years. The U.S. company has collected more than 500 Dreamliner orders, Boeing’s largest order book ever for an airliner that has yet to fly. Now, Airbus is bogged down by A380 delivery delays and is revamping its Dreamliner competitor, the A350XWB (Xtra Wide Body). The The Airbus A350XWB is slated to enter service in 2013. Dreamliner will be in airline service in 12 months if all goes well, but the A350XWB won’t be flying paying passengers until at least 2013. In 2005, the Paris show was dominated by the A380’s debut, and at that point the program seemed to be sailing along beautifully. The A380 didn’t attract many orders at that show (just five from King-

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show briefing fisher Airlines of India), as most commitments had been announced before the behemoth’s first flight. Now, A380 orders seem static, and it remains to be seen if any more will be announced here. Boeing’s new-generation 747-8 was still a twinkle in the airplane builder’s eye in 2005. The manufacturer had not committed to launching the product, possibly because of the relatively healthy A380 order book. But now the new 747-8 is selling both as an airliner and as a head-of-state luxury aircraft. At the 2005 show, Airbus and Boeing were trying to outdo each other on aircraft order announcements. The battle began with the A320 versus 737 families, but then Airbus disclosed an avalanche of orders for the A350. By the end of Paris 2005, more than 100 A350 sales had been announced. However, what didn’t become obvious until well after the show was that some of the airlines that signed at Paris became disillusioned with the A350 design. Nevertheless, the 2007 Paris Air Show could be another noisy and interesting battle between the two old commercial-transport adversaries, not just over aircraft, but also over the ongoing row concerning subsidies. With both companies doubtlessly saving up sales announcements, anything could happen here. The design of the A350XWB continues to be refined, and orders could be announced here. Emirates is among the airlines still interested; however, if Will the GEnx power the A350WXB? the carrier does order, the announcement would likely be made at the Dubai Air Show in November. Regardless, A350 program officials have to be encouraged by the May 20 order for 80 aircraft from Qatar Airways. One question surrounding the A350XWB is whether GE will be selected to power the sircraft. Only Rolls-Royce is on the A350XWB so far with its Trent 1700. Meanwhile, Boeing is not only enjoying record-breaking sales of the Dreamliner, but the company is close to registering double-digit sales of its long-range, luxury, corporate jet version. Competition between Airbus and Boeing could emerge on another front. Airlines are wondering when the next-generation single-aisle airliners will be announced. The dilemma facing the manufacturers is that orders for the A320 and 737 families are booming, and history shows that once replacement models are announced, airlines cut or cancel existing orders and wait for the new aircraft. 11


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show briefing REGIONAL RIVALRY & BUSINESS AIRCRAFT BONANZA Another battle sure to take place at Paris 2007 will be between Bombardier of Canada and Embraer of Brazil. They will be slogging it out in the 70100-seat airliner market. Bombardier is offering the CRJ700, CRJ900 and the recently announced, stretched CRJ1000. Bombardier’s 70-passenger CRJ700 regional jet. Embraer has the 170, 175, 190 and 195 airliners. Bombardier also will be displaying its cabin mockup of its proposed CSeries, a 110-130-seat new-generation airliner. Even if launched at Paris, the aircraft won’t go into service until 2013 at the earliest. The twin-turboprop airliner market has seen a rapid increase in its fortunes since the hike in fuel prices last year. In this segment, Bombardier could announce a stretched version of its 70-passenger Q400 that would have around 90 Embraer’s 170 regional jet. seats. Meanwhile, business aircraft orders are booming, but with the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva just three weeks ago, Paris announcements might be fairly sparse. Much of the buzz in business aircraft circles will revolve around the emergence of the very light jets (VLJs). However, you can bet Dassault will be showing off its freshly doublecertificated (EASA and FAA) long-range 7X tri- The recently certificated Dassault 7X will be here. 12


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show briefing jet and announcing the launch of its super mid-sized Falcon 50 replacement business jet. Embraer will have mockups of its yet-to-fly Phenom 100 VLJ and Phenom 300 light jet, which together have garnered about 400 orders. The first Phenom 100 is due to fly this summer, with initial deliveries aggressively planned for mid-2008. MILITARY MOVES On the military front, the F-35 Lightning II (formerly the Joint Strike Fighter—JSF) is a cooperative program between the U.S., U.K., The JSF mockup at Paris is sure to draw a crowd. Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway. Three versions are being developed: the F-35A (conventional take-off and landing), F-35B (short take-off/vertical landing) and F-35C (carrier variant). Some partner countries are worried by increasing costs, and a worst-case scenario could see some opting for the Eurofighter Typhoon instead. Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Turkey keep confirming they are staying with the F-35, but they are wary of cost escalations. For example, Norway signed an agreement on technological cooperation with the Eurofighter consortium five weeks ago, showing they are keeping a foot in each camp. Eurofighter is one of Europe’s largest aerospace programs, with 638 aircraft ordered by the four partner Typhoon is one of Europe’s biggest aerospace programs. nations. The first export customer (and the first outside the partner nations of the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain) is the Austrian air force (first aircraft delivered out of an 18-aircraft order). The much-publicized 72aircraft order from Saudi Arabia is still to be officially confirmed. The 13


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show briefing Typhoon also is a contender for a multi-billiondollar Indian air force contract for approximately 130 combat aircraft. Another Paris The Aermacchi M-346 is a leading military jet trainer. 2007 order announcement could be the first export customer for the Dassault Rafale. The Moroccan air force reportedly is close to signing an order for the French-made fighter. In Europe’s Airbus A400M military transport program, the first aircraft is only a few months behind schedule, despite the fact that it took its partner governments seven years to give the go-ahead. Final assembly of the fuselage is taking place in Seville, Spain, and first flight is scheduled for the The first A400M military transport should fly in 2008. first quarter of 2008. The aircraft will have the Western world’s highest-powered turboprops: four 10,000-shp Europrop International TP400-D6 engines. Total orders stand at 195 aircraft from Germany, France, Spain, U.K., Turkey, Belgium, Luxembourg, South Africa, Chile and Malaysia. As many as 1,000 aircraft could be built over the program’s lifetime. Paris 2007 also will be the first opportunity to view a scale model of Embraer’s new military transport, the C-390, since the project was The CH-53E will be superseded by the K model. announced in April. In the rotorcraft arena, Eurocopter, the world’s biggest maker of helicopters, with American Eurocopter capturing 45-50% of the North 14


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show briefing American commercial market, has been snubbed by Sikorsky, which is the prime contractor for the CH-53K military heavy helicopter. Eurocopter was expected to win major subcontract work on the program, which was anticipated as a serious attempt by the U.S. to increase the defense procurement cooperation that other NATO nations have been seeking for decades. The Italians are at Paris in force and ready to celebrate recent and anticipated victories. Alenia has won commitments to build 26% of Will the C-295 be the U.S. Army/Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft? the 787 structure. Also, the Aermacchi M-346 military jet trainer finally has received an Italian air force commitment and has been short-listed in the United Arab Emirates next-generation trainer competition. Competition for the U.S. Army and Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft has been cut down to two teams, and a final decision is imminent. The fly-off is between the Alenia C-27J and the EADS CASA C-295. The C-27J team includes L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Alenia North America, Boeing Integrated Systems and Global Military Aircraft Systems. In the other corThe C-27J also is competing for the U.S. JCA contract. ner with the C-295 are Raytheon and EADS CASA North America. AVIATION’S BIGGEST STAGE While fleet orders from airlines and major deals for military aircraft may grab the headlines in Paris, hundreds of second- and thirdtier companies also will benefit from the flow of commerce at Le Bourget, albeit with less fanfare. Combined with the spectacular midday aerial demonstrations, the business activity that is anticipated at the show promises to make Paris 2007 a show to remember. ◆ 15


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top 20 aircraft at the show The Rankings The following is a list of the top aircraft that, as of the end of May, were scheduled to appear at the 2007 Paris Air Show. They have been ranked by Aviation Week & Space Technology and Forecast International Inc. based on the programs’ 10-year budgets for production, research and development, and engineering. The value of the production of these top programs for 2007-16 was calculated by multiplying the unit cost of the various aircraft by the number of production units for a given program by year. The resulting values (in 2007 dollars) were then totaled for the 10-year period and ranked. Actual unit cost was used wherever possible. However, in light of the considerable cost spread for commercial aircraft sales, average or estimated unit costs were often used. Military aircraft values are more straightforward and generally employ Fiscal 2007 unit costs as shown in the most recent defense procurement documents. Please note that aircraft that represent some large programs are not included in this list because the aircraft are not appearing at the Paris Air Show (the Boeing 747-8), are only at Le Bourget in mockup form (F-35), or metal has not yet been cut (Airbus A350XWB). However, some of these aircraft are noted in the “Other Noteworthy Aircraft” section of this guide. For all the latest developments, visit AviationWeek.com. AIRCRAFT

PROGRAM VALUE

$189,645,500,000 1. Boeing 777 80,025,000,000 2. Airbus A380 53,508,000,000 3. Airbus A330 33,328,000,000 4. Eurofighter Typhoon 25,303,250,000 5. Embraer 190/195 17,820,000,000 6. Gulfstream G500/G550 15,467,595,000 7. Boeing C-17 14,770,000,000 8. Boeing F/A-18E/F 13,932,000,000 9. Bombardier CRJ900 13,249,600,000 10. Dassault Falcon 7X 11,049,035,000 11. Gulfstream G450 TYPHOON 10,697,295,000 12. NH Industries NH90 Crew . . . . . . . .Global . . . . . .Express . . . . . . . XRS . . . .110,185,330,000 13. Bombardier Wingspan . . . .C-130J . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.11 8,905,000,000 14. Lockheed(ft.) Martin Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.4 7,975,000,000 15. Lockheed Martin F-16 Max. heightRafale (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.4 16. Dassault 7,305,000,000 Empty weightChallenger (lb.) . . . . . .605 . . . . . . .24,582 17. Bombardier 7,173,822,000 Gross weight (lb.) .2000EX . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,809 18. Dassault Falcon 7,153,600,000 Powerplant . . . . . .Sovereign . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 x6,500,611,000 Eurojet EJ200 19. Cessna Citation Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 1.6 20. Embraer Legacy 600 5,681,000,000 17

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featured aircraft 777-300ER

BOEING 777 SERIES

serious competitor to the 777 series. The A350-1000 challenges the 777-300ER, and the A350-900 is competing with the 777-200ER. Boeing’s counter-challenge, the stretched 787-10, competes with the 777-200ER.

Prime: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program Leader: Lars Anderson PROGRAM VALUE $189.6 billion STATUS The 777 is available in six models: 777-200, 777-200ER (extended range), 777-200LR (longer range), 777-300, 777300ER and 777 Freighter. The 777 family has captured more than 60% of the 300400-seat jetliner market. As of mid-May, worldwide customers had ordered 952 777s.

ORDERS Source: Boeing Commercial Airplanes 2007 net orders through May 29: 60; 2006 orders: 76 DELIVERIES 110 88 66 44

FORECAST The Airbus A350XWB, while offered as a response to Boeing’s 787, is an even more

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777-300ER Pilots/passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/365 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.7 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60.9 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .759,600 Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) . . . . . . . . .75,750 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE90-115B Still-air range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . .8,258

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featured aircraft A380

AIRBUS A380

will be flying into 70 airports around the world, according to Airbus. Difficulties in the program have slipped initial delivery of the first A380 (to Singapore Airlines) to October 2007. The slip gives Boeing an opportunity to further press its derivative 747-8 family.

Prime: Airbus Program leader: Mario Heinen PROGRAM VALUE $80.0 billion STATUS The 555-seat A380-800 passenger model is being flown on a series of demonstration tours as the super jumbo prepares to enter service. Initial delivery to Singapore Airlines is expected this autumn.

ORDERS Source: Airbus Through April, Airbus had 156 orders for the A380. DELIVERIES

FORECAST Airbus has 166 orders for the A380 and expects to announce 20 more orders from two customers this year. The company’s current sales estimate is 1,600 A380s during the next 20 years. By 2011, the A380

Pilots/passengers Wingspan (ft.) Max. length (ft.) Max. height (ft.) Gross weight (lb.) Cargo capacity (lb.) Powerplants Still-air range (mi.)

30 25 20 15 10 5 0

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

A380 2/555 261.8 239.3 79.7 1,234,600 NA 4xGE/PW GP7270 or RR Trent 970 8,000 19

Source: JSA Research Inc.

A380F 2/NA 261.8 239.3 79.7 1,285,300 296,00 4xGE/PW GP7277 or RR Trent 977 6,500


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AIRBUS A330 SERIES

egory between now and 2025. Northrop Grumman is teamed with Airbus in offering the Multi Role Tanker Transport version of the A330-200F to the U.S. Air Force for the KC-X requirement. Boeing is competing with a tanker variant of the 767.

Prime: Airbus PROGRAM VALUE $53.5 billion STATUS The A330/A340 family consists of one basic airframe powered by two or four engines. The twin-engine A330 series consists of the -200, -200F and -300.

ORDERS Source: Airbus Through April, Airbus had 680 orders for the A330.

FORECAST Aircraft of the A330/ A340 family—as well as the A350XWB family—cover a projected worldwide market during the next two decades of about 3,750 new airliners in the 250- to 300-seat category, according to Airbus. Airbus also sees a market for more than 400 freighters in this cat-

DELIVERIES 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Source: JSA Research Inc.

A330-300 Pilots/passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/295-440 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197.8 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208.1 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.3 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513,670 Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) . . . . . . . . .58,150 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE CF6-80E1 or PW4000 or Trent 700 Still-air range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . .6,450 20


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featured aircraft EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON

potential international customers. An anticipated Saudi Arabian order for 72 Typhoons would be a big boost for Eurofighter. Eurofighter should build about 18% of the 1,500 fighters to be produced during the period. Eurofighter is under contract to deliver 18 Typhoons to Austria by 2009.

Prime: Eurofighter GmbH consortium, consisting of Alenia Aeronautica, which owns 21%; BAE systems, 33%; and EADS, 46%. Program Leader: Aloysius Rauen, Eurofighter GmbH CEO PROGRAM VALUE $33.3 billion

ORDERS Source: Eurofighter GmbH 232 for U.K., 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy, 87 for Spain (the four partner countries) plus 72 for Saudi Arabia and 18 for Austria.

STATUS The Typhoon entered service in spring 2004. FORECAST With quantities of the U.S. F-35 slipping in budget plans, Eurofighter GmbH, Dassault of France and Sweden’s Gripen International are all getting a closer look from

TYPHOON Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.11 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.4 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.4 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,809 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xEurojet EJ200 Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 1.6 Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xSraam, 4xBvraam, 27mm gun, LGBs 21


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featured aircraft EMBRAER 190/195

EMBRAER 190/195

190 also could become a game-changer in the regional market if used for non-stop service between cities now linked indirectly through hubs, and on routes flown today only by 50-seaters or relatively inefficient narrowbody airliners.

Prime: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Program Leader: Luis Carlos Alfonso, executive VP for executive aviation PROGRAM VALUE $25.3 billion STATUS The 195 entered service in August 2006.

ORDERS Source: Embraer As of Mar. 31, Embraer reported 630 firm orders and 558 options for the E-Jets from 32 customers worldwide.

FORECAST Embraer sees 1,550 deliveries of new jet aircraft in the 91120-seat category between 2006 and 2015. The company’s 190 and 195 jets put it in a good position to capitalize on this segment of the market. The 190 has 98-114 seats, while the 195 can accommodate 108-122 passengers. The

EMBRAER 190 STD Pilots/passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/98-114 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94.3 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118.1 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.8 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105,359 Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) . . . . . . . . .7,716 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE CF34-10E Still-air range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . .2,010

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GULFSTREAM G500/G550

posted by the G550 and its predecessor, the GV, with sales increasing 600% in the region since 2001, Gulfstream said. The GV and G550 represent about half of all the ultra-long-range business jets operating in the Asia-Pacific.

Prime: General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. PROGRAM VALUE $17.8 billion STATUS The G500 and G550 ultralong-range business jets are in service. The G500 can fly 5,800 nm. nonstop; the G550 can fly 6,750 nm. nonstop.

SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 19 G350, G450, G500 and G550s shipped

FORECAST Gulfstream is projected to capture about 10% of a 200711 market for approximately 5,900 business jets. Its business in the Asia-Pacific region has increased 268% since 2001, the company said in February 2007. The largest jump was G550 No. of seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-19 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93.5 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96.4 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.8 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91,400 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xRR Tay BR710/30,700 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.89 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,130

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featured aircraft C-17

BOEING C-17 GLOBEMASTER III Prime: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Program Leader: Dave Bowman, VP and C-17 program manager PROGRAM VALUE $15.5 billion STATUS The STOL tactical and strategic airlifter is in production and in service.

Air Force is leasing four, the Royal Australian Air Force is buying four, and Canada is buying four. Joint studies by Boeing and USAF have identified a requirement for commercial versions of the C-17 for use by the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, and they have tried to interest airlines in a socalled BC-17X. However, with the planned closure of the line, prospects for this model seem bleak. ORDERS Source: Boeing 190 for U.S. Air Force; four each for Australia and Canada; U.K. is leasing four.

FORECAST C-17 production is slated to cease in mid-2009, assuming no further orders materialize. Boeing has delivered about 150 C-17s to the U.S. Air Force and is scheduled to build a total of 190 for USAF. In addition, the U.K.’s Royal

C-17A (EXTENDED RANGE) Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169.8 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.1 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585,000 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4xPW F117-PW-100 tf. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.77 cruise Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 lb. typical (164,900 lb. max.) 24


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featured aircraft F/A-18E/F

BOEING F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET

More Super Hornets could be constructed given stretch-outs in the F-35 program and depending on the outcome of studies about the future mix of U.S. carrier-based aircraft.

Prime: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Program Leader: Capt. Donald Gaddis, USN; Bob Feldmann, Boeing

ORDERS Source: Boeing Minimum purchase of 460 by U.S. Navy through 2012; 300th delivered Jan. 17, 2007.

PROGRAM VALUE $14.8 billion STATUS In service and in production; deployed July 2002. FORECAST Boeing continues to produce Super Hornets on about the schedule that has been planned for some time. The company will build an average of 24 a year between now and Fiscal 2012, when the current program is slated to wrap up with a total of 460.

F/A-18E/F Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/2 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.9 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66,000 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE F414-GE-400 tf. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 1.6+ Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,000 lb. ordnance; 11 stores stations 25


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featured aircraft CRJ900

BOMBARDIER CRJ900 Prime: Bombardier Aerospace (Canadair) Program Leader: Steven Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Regional Aircraft PROGRAM VALUE $13.9 billion STATUS Three versions are offered: the standard CRJ900, CRJ900 Extended Range (ER) and CRJ900 Long Range (LR). At the end of May, Bombardier introduced next-generation versions of its CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 regional jets. These new CRJ NextGen aircraft are to feature substantial operating-cost improvements, an all-new cabin and increased use of composite materials.

FORECAST Fifteen orders for the CRJ900 were converted to help launch the follow-on 100-seat CRJ1000 in February 2007. An additional 23 conditional orders and options brought the backlog for the new jet to 38. First flight of the CRJ1000, previously designated CRJ900X, is planned for the summer of 2008; service entry is expected in the fourth quarter of 2009. The aircraft is competing with Embraer’s 190 and 195 in the market for 100-plus-seat commercial jets. ORDERS Source: Bombardier Through May, airlines ordered a total of 210 CRJ900s.

CRJ900 Pilots/passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/86-90 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.5 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.6 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80,500 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE CF34-8C5 tf. Still-air range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . .1,837

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featured aircraft FALCON 7X

DASSAULT FALCON 7X

aircraft are to be produced. Breakeven should occur at around 300 planes.

Prime: Dassault Aviation Program Leader: John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon PROGRAM VALUE $13.2 billion STATUS Certified; service entry imminent FORECAST The long-range Falcon 7X is positioned between Gulfstream’s G500 and G550 ultra-long-range business jets, as well as Bombardier’s Global 5000 and Global Express XRS. Dassault plans to deliver at least 15 this year and 36 in 2008. Forty are to be built in 2009. Over the life of the program, as many as 500

ORDERS Source: Dassault Falcon Jet As of April, more than 160 aircraft had been sold, which represents more than four years of production. In addition, more than 20 aircraft were in various stages of production in BordeauxMérignac. Seven airplanes were in completion in Little Rock, Ark.

FALCON 7X No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-19 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82.6 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.1 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.6 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63,900 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3xPWC PW307A tf./ 18,300 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.90 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,700 27


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featured aircraft G450

GULFSTREAM G450

firm orders for three Gulfstream G450s and taken options for 17 more G450s, which, if exercised, would make the total potential value of the contract in excess of $650 million. Deliveries are to begin in the third quarter of 2009 and will extend over the next five years.

Prime: General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. PROGRAM VALUE $11.0 billion STATUS The G450 is an upgrade of the GIV/GIV-SP/G400 that offers greater fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. The 450 features an advanced avionics suite, as well as Gulfstream's enhanced vision system, which improves the pilots’ overall situational awareness. In May, National Air Services (NAS), the largest and fastest-growing independent provider of private aviation and fractionalshare services in the Middle East, announced it had placed

FORECAST Forecast International estimates Gulfstream will capture about 10% of a 2007-11 market for approximately 5,900 business jets. SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 19 G350, G450, G500 and G550s shipped

G450 No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-19 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77.8 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.2 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74,300 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xRR Tay Mk. 611-8C tf./ 27,700 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.88 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,100 28


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featured aircraft NH90

NH INDUSTRIES NH90

ORDERS Source: NH Industries NH Industries sold 88 NH90s during 2006.

Prime: NH Industries, which is owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%) and Stork Fokker (5.5%) PROGRAM VALUE $10.7 billion STATUS The twin-engine, mediumsize helicopter is in production. Two versions are being built—a NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) model and a Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) version. FORECAST At the end of 2006, NH Industries had a backlog of 545 NH90s (445 firm, plus 100 options) to equip 18 armed forces of 14 countries.

NH90-NFH Crew/passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/20 Rotor dia. (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53.5 Max. length unfolded blades (ft.). 64.2 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.2 Normal gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . .23,369 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xTur. RTM322-01/9 or GE/Fiat Avio T700/T6E1 ts. Max. speed (mph.) . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Still-air range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . .758 29


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featured aircraft GLOBAL EXPRESS XRS

BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS XRS Prime: Bombardier Aerospace PROGRAM VALUE $10.2 billion STATUS This improved version of the Global Express is in production. In May, Bombardier sold a Global Express XRS jet to Echo Aircraft Co. Ltd. The aircraft, which has a list value of $49 million, is scheduled for delivery later this year. The aircraft is to be managed by Executive Aircraft Services of Beirut.

period a year earlier, an increase of 8%. It reported delivery of 213 business jets in calendar year 2006, a 13% hike over the 188 delivered in 2005. SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 12

FORECAST Bombardier says it delivered 212 business aircraft during its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, up from 197 for the same GLOBAL EXPRESS XRS No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99.4 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.5 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98,250 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xRR BR710A2-20 tf./ 14,750 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.87 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,077 30


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AVIATION PARTNERS BOEING Airline industry migration to Aviation Partners Boeing’s patented (no. 5348253) Blended Winglet technology will save billions of gallons of fuel during the economic lives of today’s aircraft, officials of the Seattle-based company predict. With up to 6% block fuel savings, improved payload-range capability, enhanced takeoff performance from difficult airports, a 6.5% reduction in noiseaffected area on takeoff, lowered certified approach noise levels, and reduced carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions, Blended Winglets represent one of the most significant aerodynamic performance enhancement technologies introduced during the past 15 years, says Aviation Partners Boeing. “I’m not aware of any other modification you can do to an airplane that will give you the fuel savings and performance advantages of our visible technology,” says Aviation Partners

LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J SUPER HERCULES Prime: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Program Leader: David Haines, Lockheed Martin VP for C-130 programs PROGRAM VALUE $8.9 billion

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Boeing President and CEO John Reimers. “A Boeing 767-300ER upgraded with Blended Winglets will save up to 500,000 gallons of fuel annually each and every year over the 30-plus year economic life of the airframe. If all Boeing aircraft were retrofitted with our technology, worldwide fuel savings would be close to 1.8 billion gallons per year, with corresponding reductions in engine emissions.” During the last six years, Aviation Partners Boeing has equipped more than 1,750 Boeing aircraft with Blended Winglet systems. To date, Blended Winglets have been certified for the

STATUS The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only one still in production (deliveries of the C-130A began in 1956). The J model is in service with USAF, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Danish Air Force, U.K. Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Italian Air Force.

FORECAST More than 50 nations operate C-130s, but it is not clear if they will trade up to Airbus Military’s larger A400M or opt for the C-130J. Canada is in line to get C-130Js. Norway wants to buy four. In the U.S., Lockheed Martin has been pitching the C-130J to fill the Army/Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) requirement. Plans call for the U.S. Air Force to be the largest operator of the C-130J. ORDERS Source: Lockheed Martin 150 delivered as of May.

C-130J-30 Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132.6 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112.8 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.5 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175,000 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4xRR AE2100D3 tp. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409 mph. cruise Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,000 lb. cargo

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AVIATION PARTNERS BOEING Airline industry migration to Aviation Partners Boeing’s patented (no. 5348253) Blended Winglet technology will save billions of gallons of fuel during the economic lives of today’s aircraft, officials of the Seattle-based company predict. With up to 6% block fuel savings, improved payload-range capability, enhanced takeoff performance from difficult airports, a 6.5% reduction in noiseaffected area on takeoff, lowered certified approach noise levels, and reduced carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions, Blended Winglets represent one of the most significant aerodynamic performance enhancement technologies introduced during the past 15 years, says Aviation Partners Boeing. “I’m not aware of any other modification you can do to an airplane that will give you the fuel savings and performance advantages of our visible technology,” says Aviation Partners

LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J SUPER HERCULES Prime: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Program Leader: David Haines, Lockheed Martin VP for C-130 programs PROGRAM VALUE $8.9 billion

Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets are certified for the Boeing BBJ, 737-800, 737-700, 737-300, 757-200 and 737-500 aircraft.

Boeing President and CEO John Reimers. “A Boeing 767-300ER upgraded with Blended Winglets will save up to 500,000 gallons of fuel annually each and every year over the 30-plus year economic life of the airframe. If all Boeing aircraft were retrofitted with our technology, worldwide fuel savings would be close to 1.8 billion gallons per year, with corresponding reductions in engine emissions.” During the last six years, Aviation Partners Boeing has equipped more than 1,750 Boeing aircraft with Blended Winglet systems. To date, Blended Winglets have been certified for the

STATUS The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only one still in production (deliveries of the C-130A began in 1956). The J model is in service with USAF, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Danish Air Force, U.K. Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Italian Air Force.

FORECAST More than 50 nations operate C-130s, but it is not clear if they will trade up to Airbus Military’s larger A400M or opt for the C-130J. Canada is in line to get C-130Js. Norway wants to buy four. In the U.S., Lockheed Martin has been pitching the C-130J to fill the Army/Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) requirement. Plans call for the U.S. Air Force to be the largest operator of the C-130J. ORDERS Source: Lockheed Martin 150 delivered as of May.

C-130J-30 Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132.6 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112.8 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.5 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175,000 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4xRR AE2100D3 tp. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409 mph. cruise Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,000 lb. cargo

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featured aircraft F-16

LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16C/D FIGHTING FALCON Prime: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Program Leader: June Shrewsbury, VP Lockheed Martin F-16 programs PROGRAM VALUE $8.0 billion STATUS In production and in service. FORECAST Lockheed Martin continues to find buyers for the ubiquitous F-16. Congress approved the sale of 30 Block 50 F-16s to Turkey last October, and Pakistan is expected to order 18 new-production F-16s in a deal that also involves upgrading its earlier Fighting

Falcons. A U.S. F-16 contract with Pakistan could prompt rival India to speed up its plans to buy a new fighter. The F-16, in fact, is one of several competitors for the Indian buy, which could be worth $9 billion. The F-16, meanwhile, could benefit from any cost and schedule problems in the F-22 and F-35 programs. The F-16 will constitute 56% of the U.S. Air Force’s fighter force through 2010, which is when the F-35 is expected to enter production. ORDERS Source: Lockheed Martin More than 4,300 have been delivered to 24 nations. F-16s are being produced for Chile, Israel, Oman, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.

F-16C/D Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.8 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.7 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,300 Powerplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1xPW F100-PW-229/1 GE F110-GE-129 tf. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 2+ class Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AA missiles, 20-mm gun 38


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featured aircraft RAFALE

DASSAULT RAFALE C/B/M

new fighters. Another order could come from Morocco. Dassault has yet to find an offshore customer for the Rafale.

Prime: Dassault Aviation PROGRAM VALUE $7.3 billion

ORDERS Source: Dassault Aviation 120 Rafales have been ordered.

STATUS Three versions of this multipurpose, twin-engine combat aircraft are being built—the single-seat Rafale C (Chausseur), two-seat Rafale B (Biplace) and single-seat naval Rafale M (Marine). FORECAST Dassault continues to promote the Rafale in Greece, where a new government overturned a previous “commitment” to a large batch of Typhoons. The French aircraft is a contender for a potential $9-billion Indian air force buy of 126

RAFALE Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.4 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.5 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54,000 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xSnecma M88-2 tf. Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 1.8/750 kt. Typical load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mica, Scalp, AM39, ASMP-A, AASM, GBU LGBs 39


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featured aircraft CHALLENGER 605

BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 605

according to Forecast International.

Prime: Bombardier Aerospace (Canadair) Program Leader: Jahid FazalKarim, senior VP–new aircraft sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft

SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 10

PROGRAM VALUE $7.2 billion STATUS This follow-on to the Challenger 604 large business jet is in production and entered service in January 2007. FORECAST Bombardier is expected to build more than 900 of a total of about 5,900 business jets, or about 16% of a 2007-11 business aviation aircraft market, CHALLENGER 605 No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.3 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.4 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.7 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48,200 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xGE CF34-3B tf./8,729 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.71 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,655

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featured aircraft FALCON 2000EX

DASSAULT FALCON 2000EX

FORECAST Dassault has introduced DXlabeled versions of its Falcon 900EX and 2000EX to garner customers whose range requirements may tempt them to look elsewhere, according to Forecast International. The 2000DX is to enter service in late 2007. Certification of the 2000LX is anticipated by the end of 2007, and the aircraft will replace the 2000EX starting in 2010. Those 2000EX customers slated to take delivery of new aircraft in 2008 and 2009 can choose winglets as an option.

Prime: Dassault Aviation Program Leader: John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon PROGRAM VALUE $7.2 billion STATUS The twin-engine business jet is in production and in service. In May, Dassault added the Falcon 2000LX to its product line. The 2000LX features winglets, a range of 4,000 nm. at Mach 0.80 and the ability to climb to 41,000 ft. in just 18 min. The 2000LX’s new wing aerodynamics are expected to reduce drag as much as 5%, thereby offering range and efficiency improvements.

SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 6

FALCON 2000EX No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.4 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66.3 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.2 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41,500 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xPWC PW308C tf./14,000 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.86 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,130

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CESSNA CITATION SOVEREIGN

25 had been delivered to customers in 17 countries.

Prime: Cessna Aircraft Co., a unit of Textron Inc.

SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 13

PROGRAM VALUE $6.5 billion STATUS In May, Cessna received commitments for 40 Citation business jets at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. The twin-engine aircraft is in production and in service. FORECAST Cessna expects to deliver 375 jets in 2007. The company reports it is sold out of the mid-size, stand-up-cabin Sovereign well into 2008. The 100th aircraft was delivered in November 2006. At that time,

CITATION SOVEREIGN No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-12 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.3 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.5 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.2 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30,300 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xPWC PW306C tf./11,540 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.80 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,847

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featured aircraft LEGACY 600

EMBRAER LEGACY 600

uct line between the light Phenom 300 and Legacy, as well as between the Legacy and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 now in development. The Lineage 1000 is a 19-seat executive jet based on the 100seat Embraer 190 airliner. The company plans to become a major player in the business aviation market by 2015, with executive jet sales expected to provide at least 20% of overall revenues.

Prime: Empresa Brasiliera de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Program Leader: Luis Carlos Alfonso, executive VP for executive aviation PROGRAM VALUE $5.7 billion STATUS The super-mid-size twinengine executive jet, which is based on the ERJ 145 regional jet, is in service.

SHIPMENTS Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation 1Q 2007: 5

FORECAST Legacy 600 deliveries have grown from 13 in 2004, to 20 in 2005 and 27 in 2006. Embraer anticipates delivering 25-30 in 2007 and 2008. The company is defining new aircraft to fill gaps in its prod-

LEGACY 600 No. of passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-16 Wingspan (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.9 Max. length (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86.4 Max. height (ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.2 Gross weight (lb.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49,604 Powerplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2xRR AE3007A1E tf./7,987 lb.t. Max. speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mach 0.80 Max. range (mi.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,720

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other noteworthy aircraft Rounding out the top programs The following is a list of top aircraft that, as of the end of May, were not scheduled to appear at the 2007 Paris Air Show but which represent substantial business opportunities over the next 10 years. They have been ranked by Forecast International Inc. based on the programs’ 10-year budgets for production, research and development, and engineering. AIRCRAFT PROGRAM VALUE Boeing 737 $224.5 billion Boeing 787 134.5 billion Airbus A320 series 107.9 billion Boeing 747-8/747-800 55.3 billion Airbus A319/ACJ 45.8 billion Airbus A350XWB 42.8 billion Lockheed Martin F-35 27.0 billion Bell Boeing V-22 22.1 billion Lockheed Martin-Boeing F-22 19.5 billion Airbus A400M 19.0 billion KC-X Tanker Replacement 16.5 billion Embraer 170/175 11.2 billion Sikorsky UH-60 series 10.9 billion Boeing 767 9.3 billion Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XP 5.3 billion Gulfstream G200 5.2 billion Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 4.9 billion Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 4000 4.9 billion Dassault Mirage 2000-5 4.1 billion BAE Systems Hawk 100 series 4.1 billion Alenia C-27J Spartan 3.7 billion Eurocopter Tiger 3.3 billion

BOEING 737

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737

Prime: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program value: $224.5 billion

STATUS The Boeing 737 Next Generation family includes the 737-600, -700, -800 and -900. The 737-900ER (extended range) is slated to enter service this year. Sales of 737s are expected to continue at a high level for years, but Boeing already is thinking about a follow-on. However, company officials don’t expect the technology to be ready until 2013 or 2014.

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787

Prime: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program value: $134.5 billion

STATUS The Dreamliner is being offered in three basic versions: the 787-8 is designed to carry 210-250 passengers on routes of 7,650-8,200 nm.; the 787-9 is designed to transport 250-290 passengers on routes of 8,0008,500 nm.; and the 787-3 is designed to carry 290-330 passengers on routes of 2,500-3,050 nm. Rollout and first flight are anticipated this year.

AIRBUS A320 SERIES

A320

Prime: Airbus Program value: : $107.9 billion

STATUS The Airbus standard-body family of commercial jet transports consists of the A318, A319, A320 and A321. More than 5,000 have been sold, including 1,600 in the last two years. More than 3,000 have been delivered, and 2,000 are on backlog. Airbus sees strong sales continuing in coming years, but the company is planning to build a follow-on to the A320 family.

BOEING 747-8/747-800

747-8

Prime: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program value: $55.3 billion

STATUS Boeing launched the 747-8 in late 2005 with firm orders for 18 freighter versions from two airline customers that are expected to begin operating the new aircraft in 2009. Other operators are expected to begin flying -8 passenger versions in 2010. The -8, formerly known as the 747-400 Advanced, will use new technologies developed for the Boeing 787.

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ACJ

Prime: Airbus Program value: $45.8 billion

STATUS The A319 commercial transport is a member of the A320 family, and the ACJ is the Airbus Corporate Jetliner version of the A319. Airbus launched the ACJ family in 1997 with the A319/ACJ, which typically accommodates 19-50 passengers. The newest ACJ family member is the A318 Elite, which typically seats fewer passengers.

AIRBUS A350XWB

A350XWB

Prime: Airbus Program value: $42.8 billion

STATUS Airbus’ answer to the Boeing 787 airliner is offered in three basic versions: the A350-800 is designed to carry 270 passengers 8,500 nm.; the A350-900 is designed to transport 314 passengers 8,400 nm.; and the A350-1000 is designed to carry 350 passengers 8,300 nm. Also, an A350-900F freighter is planned. Through April, Airbus had 104 orders for the A350XWB.

LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35

F-35

Prime: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Program value: $27.0 billion

STATUS This $200 billion-$300 billion Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program aims to replace a variety of aging fighter and strike aircraft operated by the U.S. and its allies with one basic combat aircraft. Some 5,000 jets in three versions could be produced over a period of 30 years. First flight was in December 2006.

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other noteworthy aircraft BELL BOEING V-22

V-22

Prime: Bell Boeing Program value: $22.1 billion

STATUS The Fiscal 2008 budget request of $2.5 billion is for the purchase of 21 MV-22s for the U.S. Marine Corps and five CV-22s for the U.S. Air Force. The tiltrotor MV-22 will replace the Marines’ CH-46E and CH-53D helicopters. First operational deployment of the versatile MV-22 (to Iraq) is expected later this year.

LOCKHEED MARTINBOEING F-22

F-22

Prime: : Lockheed Martin, Boeing Program value: $19.5 billion STATUS Current U.S. Air Force plans call for production of 20 aircraft in Fiscal 2008 and 20 more in Fiscal 2009 for a total of 183 units built. The plan had been to finish F-22 production and then begin building F-35s, but delays in the latter program could alter this approach.

AIRBUS A400M

A400M

Prime: Airbus Military Program value: $19.0 billion

STATUS By 2009, Airbus Military is expected to deliver the first of about 200 of these military transports at about the same time that the 180th and final Boeing C-17 enters service. In addition to the eight European air forces that are committed to the aircraft, South Africa and Malaysia are to obtain A400Ms, and interest has been expressed by Australia, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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other noteworthy aircraft KC-X TANKER REPLACEMENT

KC-X

Prime: To be decided Program value: $16.5 billion STATUS Boeing and Northrop Grumman are competing to develop a successor to the KC-135 military tanker. Procurement and development costs will amount to $40 billion. Boeing is offering the KC-767 derivative of the 767-200 airliner. Northrop Grumman has teamed with Airbus to offer the KC-30, which is based on the A330-200F. The winner is to be chosen this year.

EMBRAER 170/175

Embraer 170

Prime: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Program value: : $11.2 billion

STATUS The Embraer 170 regional jet has 70-80 seats and a range of 2,100 nm. It was certificated in February 2004. The Embraer 175 carries 7888 passengers and has a range of 2,000 nm. It was certificated in December 2004. Embraer says the 175 covers the gap between smaller regional aircraft and single-aisle mainline equipment.

SIKORSKY UH-60 SERIES Prime: United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Div. Program value: $10.9 billion

UH-60

STATUS The U.S. Army uses this twinengine helicopter in a variety of roles. The aircraft is designed to carry a crew of four and a combatequipped squad of 11. It also can carry external loads of up to 6,000 lb. The U.S. Army’s Fiscal 2008 budget request of $793 million would buy 42 Black Hawks.

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other noteworthy aircraft BOEING 767

767

Prime: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program value: $9.3 billion

STATUS The 767 wide-body family includes three passenger models: the -200ER, -300ER and -400ER, as well as a freighter based on the -300ER. Boeing has delivered 946 767s to approximately 125 operators around the world. Boeing is offering the Pratt & Whitney-powered KC-767 freighter variant in the KC-X military tanker competition.

HAWKER BEECHCRAFT HAWKER 900XP

Hawker 900XP

Prime: : Hawker Beechcraft Corp. Program value: $5.3 billion STATUS Introduced in October 2006, certification of this $13.9-million, twinengine business jet is anticipated in mid-year. The first of 18 ordered by launch customer NetJets is to be delivered during the third quarter. The additional 900XPs ordered by NetJets are to be delivered in 2009-11.

GULFSTREAM G200

G200

Prime: General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Program value: $5.2 billion

STATUS This large-cabin, mid-range business jet is built by Israel Aircraft Industries, then outfitted by Gulfstream Aerospace. The twinengine aircraft was rolled out in 1997, FAA certificated in 1998 and entered service in 2000. EASA certification was received in 2004. The 150th aircraft was delivered in April, and production continues.

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other noteworthy aircraft NORTHROP GRUMMAN E-2C HAWKEYE

E-2C

Prime: Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Program value: $4.9 billion STATUS This carrier-based, early warning and control aircraft made its initial flight in 1960, but the airplane remains in service with the U.S. Navy and the military services of Egypt, France, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and Singapore. The new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is expected to be a key airborne node of the U.S. Navy’s Forcenet warfighting architecture, providing such additional capabilities as theater air missile defense.

HAWKER BEECHCRAFT HAWKER 4000

Hawker 4000

Prime: Hawker Beechcraft Corp. Program value: : $4.9 billion STATUS Originally called the Horizon, this super-mid-size, twin-engine business jet made its first flight in August 2001. The aircraft, which today is known as the Hawker 4000, was FAA-certificated in November 2006. The fractional-share company NetJets placed a fleet order in December 2005 for 50 Hawker 4000s.

DASSAULT MIRAGE 2000-5

Mirage 2000-5

Prime: Dassault Aviation Program value: $4.1 billion STATUS This combat aircraft entered service with France in 1984. The military forces of Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar and Taiwan also are flying it. The Mirage 2000-5 may serve as an interim aircraft for India, which is looking to purchase 126 new fighters. India’s HAL is slated to upgrade 52 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000s to the 2000-5 configuration.

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other noteworthy aircraft BAE SYSTEMS HAWK 100 SERIES

Hawk 100

Prime: BAE Systems Program value: : $4.1 billion STATUS This next-generation jet trainer is equipped with systems to replicate fourth- and fifth-generation frontline combat aircraft. The Hawk 128 Advanced Jet Trainer has been chosen to meet the trainer requirements of the U.K.’s Military Flying Training System. In total, BAE Systems has supplied jet trainers to 22 armed forces.

ALENIA C-27J SPARTAN

C-27J

Prime: Alenia Aeronautica and Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Program value: $3.7 billion

STATUS The U.S. Army was expected to announce the winner of the $1.3billion Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program this month. The C-27J is being offered by L-3 Communications/Alenia North America/Boeing. Raytheon/EADS North America has proposed the EADS CASA C-295. The U.S. Army would buy 33 JCAs; the U.S. Air Force wants JCAs to augment its fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130Js.

EUROCOPTER TIGER

Tiger

Prime: EADS Eurocopter Program value: $3.3 billion

STATUS This military helicopter is designed to perform scout, escort and fire-support missions. The first of 80 aircraft was delivered to the French Army Air Corps in March 2005. The French army’s special-forces unit is expected to establish a squadron dedicated to operating the Tiger. Germany will get 80, Australia is in line for 22, and Spain will receive 24. Saudi Arabia may also procure Tigers.

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restaurants & cafes The Inside Scoop No trip to Paris should be all work and no play. Therefore, we have solicited recommendations from industry associations near Paris, as well as from people who have attended the air show for years, regarding their favorite diversions. Below are lists of favorite restaurants, shopping tips, events, things to do—both in the city and day trips for those who are staying a couple of extra days.

Favored by Ed Hazelwood, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Conferences Angelina’s Tearoom 225 Rue de Rivoli Tel: 01 42 60 82 00 Angelina’s is the place to stop if you want a little pleasure, what the French call a petit plaisir. There are many excellent boutiques and bars in Paris devoted to chocolatiers—La Maison du Chocolat near Madeleine and Pierre Hermé, in the Sixth near Métro St.-Sulpice are two that come to mind readily. But Angelina’s serves a Chocolat á l’Africain that is so creamy it is hard to believe. Pay no attention to the worn carpets. You are here to enjoy the chocolate, a true Parisian opulence.

Favored by: David North, former editor-in-chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology La Taverne du Sergent Recruteur 41 Rue Saint Louis en l’Ile Tel: 01 43 54 75 42 Unique and casual, this restaurant was named for its past connection with young men being taken there and signed up for the French Foreign Legion after enough drink had been consumed. This is a fixed-price, all-you-caneat establishment with great bread, vegetables, sausages and a lot of meat. Come hungry, leave full.

Favored by Don Phillips, former International Herald Tribune aviation correspondent Le Tastevin 46 Rue St. Louis en l’Ile Tel: 01 43 54 17 31 Reservations are a good idea at this 10-table restaurant on the Ile St. Louis. The traditional French menu includes such classic dishes as cote d’agneau and sole meuniere. Expect dinner to take up to three hours, as it is a truly memorable dining experience that should be savored. The wine list is excellent.

Favored by Patricia Perlini, White Light Communications Le Soufflé 36 Rue Mont Thabor Tel: 01 42 60 27 19 If you are into that light airy French creation, then Le Soufflé is for you. The specialties are fois gras soufflés and salmon soufflés, but there are many more varieties, ranging from sweet to savory. The restaurant is easy to find, located between the Rue de Rivoli and the Rue Saint-Honoré, not far from the Place Vendôme.

Favored by Pauline Bucaille, Director of Communications, Boeing France Cafe Marly 93 Rue de Rivoli Tel: 01 49 26 06 60 52


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restaurants & cafes I always send my foreign friends to Café Marly. Based in the premises of the Louvre, it has nice views and surroundings, both outside and inside. You only can book a table in advance inside. The food is typical Paris, as the restaurant belongs to the Freres Costes, which has many other well-known and well-placed restaurants.

Featuring fine French traditional cuisine at reasonable prices, Le Florimond is appreciated by French and foreign officers who work at the “Ecole Militaire,” which is located close to this nonsmoking restaurant. Favored by Patrick Guerin, Directeur de la Communication, GIFAS Le Square Trousseau 1 Rue Antoine-Vollon Tel : 01 43 43 06 60 French cuisine in a cool, young and switched-on atmosphere, close to place de la Bastille,

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Favored by Pauline Bucaille, Director of Communications, Boeing France Le George Place Georges Pompidou Tel: 01 44 78 12 33

Le George is a restaurant on top of Beaubourg (the local name for the Pompidou Center). The location offers an incredible decor and a stunning over-the-rooftops view of the City of Light. This restaurant would be a great place to stop after visiting the current exhibition at the French National Modern Art Museum located at the Pompidou Center.

one of the most popular night-life spots in Paris. Favored by Ed Hazelwood, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Conferences au Chien qui Fume (The Smoking Dog) Bar Restaurant 33 Rue du Pont-Neuf Tel: 01 42 36 07 42 I have enjoyed this restaurant personally more as a place for a late-night respite—getting a drink and cooling the feet—after several sojourns through Paris. Noted for great food and service, the menu is varied and traditional. Think duck and wine.

Favored by Patrick Guerin, Directeur de la Communication, GIFAS Le Florimond 19 Ave. de la Motte-Piquet-Paris Tel : 01 45 55 40 38 53


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restaurants & cafes Favored by Pierre Sparaco, former European bureau chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology Little Italy 92 Rue Montorgueil Tel: 01 42 36 36 25 This is an excellent Italian restaurant in a trendy pedestrian district. The place usually is crowded and noisy, but the food is excellent. Go

starters, try the home-cooked duck foie gras, apple chutney with barberry and crystallized lemons. Another highly recommended dish is the roast leg of lamb and potatoes au gratin with fourme d’Ambert.

there by metro—the nearest stations are Sentier and Etienne Marcel. Use the opportunity to visit Stohrer, a nearby patisserie established in 1756. It is expensive, but everything is succulent.

Butte Chaillot restaurant: 110 bis Ave. Kléber Tel: 01 47 27 88 88 This great, modern French bistro is just a two-minute walk from the Trocadéro, which is across from the Eiffel Tower. You can get off at the metro stop for either Trocadéro or Boissière (Line 6).

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Favored by Michel Mathieu, CEO, Thales Raytheon Systems

Favored by Michel Mathieu, CEO, Thales Raytheon Systems Le Train Bleu Gare de Lyon 20 Blvd. Diderot Tel: 01 44 75 76 76 This great, classic “Belle Epoque” restaurant is hidden away in one of Paris’ busiest train stations, the Gare de Lyon, which was built for the World Exposition of 1900. For 54


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OUT FOR A STROLL If you happened to make it to Café Marly or are in the area of the Louvre, stroll through the garden of Palais Royal and its boutiques to arrive on Rue Vivienne. Visit Galerie Vivienne, one of the finest “passages” to discover in this area of Paris. There are three places where you should stop:

• Bistro Vivienne (entry by the street Rue Croix des Petits Champs) is a typical French bistro populated with many “bobos” (the French word for bourgeois bohemians). • The wine tasting bar of Legrand Fils et Filles, one of the oldest wine outlets in Paris, which has been refurbished. • At brunch or teatime, try A Prioriy Thé and sample the tea and salad choices. This is a classy salon de thé. Of course, walking around Paris is one of the simplest and most enjoyable things you can do in the city. There is so much to see and to just happen upon. St. Germain des Prés on the Left Bank remains one of the many interesting areas for long and interesting walks. Make sure to go 55

up and down the many small streets and alleys of this area. On the Right Bank, don’t forget to check out the terraces of Le Marais. The name literally means “The Swamp,” and the area traces its origins back to the late Middle Ages. There is much shopping here, with Rue Charlot full of creative designer and chic boutiques. The lower part of the Marais includes the Jewish section, with its narrow streets and many historical buildings. Don’t miss the Musee Picasso here. The celebrated Spanish artist, who lived in France, donated this collection to pay off a large tax debt to the city of Paris. SHOPPING Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Tel: 01 42 86 28 00 If you need to return home with a true Parisian gift but don’t want to break the bank, visit Coco Chanel’s legendary boutique. All the other Chanel stores are extensions of this main store. Go to the makeup counter. Ask for the newest must-have shade of lipstick. Now mention it is a gift and have it wrapped. Your $25 purchase will then be a sure-fire winner at home. Annick Goutal Parfums 14 Rue Castiglione Tel: 01 42 60 52 82


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If you want to spend more on perfume, a truly lovely and extravagant shopping experience can be had near Place Vendôme. All of the fragrances offered here are uniquely created by Annick Goutal. This is an authentically French experience.

Paris’ most celebrated ice cream shop is Glacier Berthillon. It is easy to find on the l’Ile St. Louis. Just go up the main long road that runs up the middle. All manner of ice creams, sorbets and specialties (such as the glace tatin) can be savored here.

CHEESE As you know, any trip to France should include a serious experience with French cheese. In Paris, stop at one of the six Androuët cheese shops. Since 1909, Androuët has been cultivating the art of the maître fromager affineur and cheese gastronomy. This place is an institution. Our favorite stinky cheese is the Epoisses from Berthaut.

Androuët (between the Musée d’Orsay and the Boulevard Saint Germain) 37 Rue de Verneuil Tel: 01 42 61 97 55

EVENTS Fete de la Musique On Thursday night of the Paris Air Show, most of the city will be consumed with the Fete de la Musique. Always held on the summer solstice, this city-wide street party means music will be popping out all over the place. Styles range from classical to rock, jazz, African drumming, ballad singers on street corners and more. Acts range from local bands to international stars such as Lenny Kravitz. The Left Bank will be full of music, as will the areas around Place de la Republique and Palais Royal. French newspapers are a good source for musical program information. Or ask your hotel concierge to get you a copy of the current concert schedule.

ICE CREAM Glacier Berthillon 29-31 Rue St. Louis en l’Ile Tel: 01 43 54 31 61

ARTING IT UP! Musée de l’Orangerie Jardin des Tuileries Tel: 01 44 77 80 07

Androuët (Latin Quarter) 134, rue Mouffetard Tel: 01 45 87 85 05

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around town For the last three Paris air shows, the Musée de l’Orangerie has been under reconstruction and therefore closed to the public. It is finally open again, with a brandnew room designed specifically to highlight Claude Monet’s masterpiece, Nymphéas. Of course, there is much more to enjoy at the museum (which is snugly inserted in the southwest corner of the Tuileries Gardens), including a fabulous concentration of masterpieces featuring the works of Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.

If you have never been to the Musee Rodin, don’t go home without seeing it. The indoor museum and the outdoor sculpture garden alone are worth the trip to Paris. Auguste Rodin left to the government (in lieu of rent) his townhouse—which was built by the original owner to be the finest one in Paris—along with a huge body of work. There are so many wonderful works of art to see here: The Hand of God, St. John the Baptist, Balzac, The Cathedral, The Kiss and, of course, the original of The Thinker.

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Marmottan Museum 2 Rue Louis-Boilly Tel: 01 44 96 50 33 marmottan@marmottan.com The lesser-known Musee Marmottan Monet possesses the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet. The museum includes many of the paintings Monet owned at the time of his death. Of particular interest is the wide range of paintings from various points in his career. Other works of note come from Impressionists and post-Impressionists, including Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Eugène Manet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissaro, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Alfred Sisley. The bulk of these fine works were owned by Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot.

OTHER ART It goes without saying that Paris is also home to Musée d’Orsay and Le Louvre. We hope you don’t need us to tell you about them. ANTIQUING IN PARIS Paris has a number of flea markets that are open on different days. The most famous one is at Porte de Clignancourt, and it is large— 70,000 square meters. You’ll find it listed as Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. Its hours of operation are Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and

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beyond the city

Illustration by M. Perry

Monday from 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. If you arrive early, you can grab a cup of coffee at a nearby café while the vendors set up. Arriving early is recommended because the market gets crowded after lunch. Like all such places, there are good antiques to be found, as well as a lot of junk. I treasure an old farm milk pitcher I bought there years ago. Make sure to hide or secure your wallets and purses when you are here because there are plenty of pickpockets around. Consider only bringing a limited amount of cash or only the credit card you plan to use. Leave other important items, such as a passport, locked in your hotel safe. If you decide to buy something, negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. To get the best price, you have to be willing to walk away. Bring a calculator, punch in a few buttons, and start your negotiation by telling the vendor that the stated price does not work. Then offer 30% less. You’ll look like a pro!

PARIS SIDE TRIPS

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Giverny/Vernon (Monet’s Gardens)

How To Get There From downtown Paris, it is only about an hour and 15-minute drive to Monet’s masterpiece gardens in Giverny. From central Paris, head straight up the Avenue Des Champs Elysees. Around the Arc de Triomphe, it becomes Ave. De la Grande Armee, then becomes Ave. Charles De Gaulle. Keep going straight and through the tunnel below La Defense to what becomes the A14. Stay on this route until it merges with the A13. Follow the A13 roughly along the

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beyond the city Seine to the exit for Vernon (Rt D181). Take D-181 into and through Vernon and across the bridge over the river. Take an immediate right on the D-5 and follow the signs to Giverny, which is just a few miles down the road.

traveler, the mildly alcoholic cider is astonishingly refreshing. Another recommendation is the pate with prunes and the lamb, not to mention the complimentary Calvados at the end of the meal.

When you walk into the amberwashed manor house aptly named La Réserve, the first sense is that you are in an old, restored manor house in the French countryside. It takes time to look at some of the woodwork to realize the house is new. Marie Lorraine and Didier Brunet scoured the country finding beautiful old doors, windows and other architectural elements of the house they built to give it much of the sense of age and charm it posseses. There is much to enjoy about its closeness to Giverny and the hospitality of the hosts. A Place To Eat L’Auberge du Prieure Normand 1 Place de la Republique 27620 Gasny Tel: 02 32 52 10 01 Several years ago this was the No.1 recommendation by Marie Lorraine Brunet, proprietor of the B&B La Réserve (see the listing above). Madame was right to suggest it. The traditional Norman cooking was exquisite, with the marbled foie gras with apples a standout. For the hot and tired 59

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Le Mont Saint Michel A Place To Stay La Réserve (bed & breakfast) Giverny Tel: 02 32 21 99 09

Known for its dramatic beauty, Le Mont Saint Michel must be seen to be believed. The rushing tides surround it, then retreat to leave it an island in the sand, only to surround it again. To fully enjoy this, spend the night on the island. How To Get There From central Paris, drive straight up the Avenue Des Champs Elysees, around the Arc de Triomphe, where it becomes Ave. De la Grande Armee, then becomes Ave. Charles De Gaulle. Keep going straight and through the tunnel below La Defense to what becomes the A14. Stay on this route until it merges with the A13. Stay on the A13 until you come to the N13. Then take the N13 in the direction of Evreux. Stay on the N13 all the way to Caen. You are in the heart of D-Day Normandy here. If you have the time, take some diversions. Follow the ring road west along the south side of the city to the A84/N175 and take it west in the direction of Avranches. Follow it south of Avranches to the


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beyond the city D43. Follow this route and you will get some of the best views of Le Mont Saint Michel from a distance. Finally, take a right on the D976 and follow it straight to this magnificent site and sight. A Place To Stay Most people stay in the tourist hotels across the waterway, several miles from the abbey. For a possible room above the ramparts with an all-night view, try Auberge Saint Pierre. (Tel: 02 33 60 14 03 http://www.auberge-saintpierre.fr/). This place is truly 15th century—stone and half timber— and has only 21 rooms. Bring a bottle of red wine and a couple of glasses along. Wander around the abbey once the sun goes down and the tourists vanish. At that point, you can have Le Mont Saint Michel all to yourself.

its rooms and the hall of mirrors, is exquisite, we personally favor the park with its gardens, but mostly the water fountains. This means you need to see Versailles on the weekend when the fountains are turned on. How To Get There Versailles is just outside of Paris in the near suburbs. By car, take the Motorway A13 (direction Rouen) and exit at Versailles-Château. There is paid parking (Place d’Armes). By train, take the RER Ligne C direction Versailles-rivegauche-château. The train is marked with a “V.”

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Versailles Chateau and Park (a half-day trip from Paris)

If you have never visited the Versailles Palace and its park, this should be a must. The trip from Paris can be done in a half day, and public transportation makes it a “piece of cake.” King Louis XIV made Versailles the grandest showplace and center of power in the world. Although the palace, with 60

Tips for “On the Road” Many Europeans, especially the French, don’t quite get the American coffee concept of a “roadie” (coffee to drink as you drive). We apologize in advance to our French friends who will be aghast at this suggestion that we drink while we drive. For those who love to savor rich French coffee, this will seem counterintuitive. Stop at a McDonald’s in the French countryside. The coffee is good and strong and comes “to go.” We are grateful for this wonderful combination of cultures. While you are at it, if you buy fromage (cheese), pate and bread to eat on the road or have at a picnic, you need to keep the food cool. Buy a little soft cooler bag at the local E.Leclerc or Champion supermarche, and pick up some ice from McDonald’s. Most of these restaurants will be happy to provide ice.


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