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A REVIEW OF THE 51ST INTERNATIONAL PARIS AIR SHOW From June 15 to 21, 2015, hundreds of thousands of visitors headed to Paris, France with the hope of catching a glimpse of the latest and greatest aerospace innovations. And they would not be disappointed. There were over 130 aircraft on display including some never before seen highlights. The Falcon 8X, Dassault Aviation’s latest business jet was shown to the public for the first time. Airbus also brought two new models, the A350 and A400M. Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, Bombardier’s CS 300, the JF17 fighter from Pakistan, the

Boeing 787 and the Airbus Group’s E-Fan all drew huge crowds. There were over 2300 exhibitors from 48 different countries showing off their stuff. This year’s event proved rather lucrative for many major aerospace companies, with over $130 billion worth of orders announced. If it were a competition, Airbus would have taken the prize, with 421 aircraft orders, totaling $57 billion. Boeing also netting 331 aircraft orders, putting them at just over $50 billion. CFM International, ATR, and Embraer also brought in significant orders.

“This 51st Paris Le Bourget Air Show has been a remarkable success with record attendance by the public, a record number of exhibitors and more than 130 billion dollars’ worth of orders announced,” says Emeric d’Arcimoles, Chief Commissioner of the Air Show. “The impressive demonstrations put on by an air force pilot in Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, the presentation of Airbus’ A350, A380, A400M, Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X and other aircraft delighted the French President and the public from the first to the last day.”

PHOTO: ADRIEN DASTE

PHOTO: ADRIEN DASTE

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