The Paris-Le Bourget International Air and Space Show, better known as the Paris Air Show, took place at the Bourget Exhibition Center from 19 June to 25 June 2017 and was the 52nd edition of this show. In fact, every two years, Le Bourget hosts this event which is the largest event in the world of Aeronautics and Space. It houses the Museum of Air and Space.
This show lasts a week, but the first 4 days are reserved for professionals and the last 3 days for the general public. For a week, Paris-Le Bourget becomes the world capital of aeronautics and space. It is also a century-old event since it began in 1909. This show in Le Bourget exhibits civil and military planes, helicopters, drones, rockets and also demonstrations of aircraft flights with impressive acrobatics.
Most of the world’s planes were at this Paris Air Show, such as the Airbus A350-1000 and A321neo, the Boeing 787-10 “Dreamliner” and the 737 Max 9 or the Antonov 132 D. military aircraft, there were the flight demonstrations of the Dassault Aviation Rafale and the Lockheed Martin F-35A which is the latest generation aircraft of the US Air Force. The public could also board the cockpit of some aircraft.
The first edition of the Paris Air Lab was also held in this show of Le Bourget, which occupied a space of 3000 square meters dedicated to aeronautics, space and digital innovation. There were conferences, keynotes and a hundred startups in the fields of propulsion, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and drones. This Paris Air Show was also an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers from around the world to win the most orders, especially for Airbus and Boeing. The aerospace industry is expanding to new technologies and future aircraft will use artificial intelligence, virtual reality and new propulsion systems to move safely and quickly while respecting the environment.
In terms of numbers, the show attracted 2,381 exhibitors from 48 countries, 296 official delegations from 91 countries, 19,200 square meters of aircraft exhibits, 140 aircraft and 322,000 visitors.