The Paris Air Show 2023 is officially back this summer after four years. Every two years, the event brings together every stakeholder of the aeronautic industry from all over the world. The 54th edition of the International Paris Air Show will take place in Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2023. AEROAFFAIRES tells you everything you need to know about the Paris Air Show 2023.
The Paris Air Show, the first international exhibition about aeronautics and aviation
The story behind the Paris Air Show
The first edition of the Paris Air Show took place in 1909, at the Grand Palais. As the first exhibition dedicated to aviation, the exhibition gathered more than 100,000 visitors around technological progress and innovations. Created by André Granet and Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Paris Air Show is the first international event completely dedicated to aviation.
Since the 20th edition of 1953, the Show has been taking place at Le Bourget – Parc des Expositions, where new infrastructures have been built just for the occasion. The half-rotunda main building welcomed more than 280 000 visitors. Two years later, the most iconic installations of the Paris Air Show first appeared: the famous chalets. Although they have changed over time, they were at first small chalets used as reception areas for companies. Nowadays, the Paris Air Show receives around 2,500 visitors from 49 countries on 1,350;000 sq ft of exhibition space.
Highlights of The Paris Air Show
The Paris Air Show stands as a major showcase for the aeronautic industry, welcoming thousands of visitors from all around the world. AEROAFFAIRES takes a look back at the most memorable events of The Paris Air Show.
1979: first exhibition of the Ariane rocket to the general public.
1993: an Airbus A340 took off from The Paris Air Show and reached Auckland, New Zealand, breaking the world record of the longest direct flight without in-flight refueling.
1999: The Show attracted over 1,895 exhibitors. The exposition area has been extended from 215,300 sq ft.
2005: first exhibition of the Airbus A380. The Paris Air Show reached a record-breaking number of 500,00 visitors within a week.
2011: Solar Impulse presents its solar-powered aircraft, capable of flying overnight only using solar energy.
The Paris Air Show 2023 key figures
The promising program of this 54th edition announces a turning point for the aviation industry. After being canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 Paris Air Show is expecting a high participation rate on every level.
The Paris Air Show 2023 expects …
- 2,453 exhibitors from over 49 different countries
- 139,480 professionals, from 185 pays
- 215,300 sq ft of exhibition space
- 140 aircrafts
- 304 official delegations from 100 countries
- 296 Start-ups from 21 pays
The Paris Air Show is expecting more than 315,000 visitors from all around the world this year. With a volume of orders worth more than $140 billion in contracts signed, this 54th edition marked by new ideas and innovation starts off well.
New technologies & Innovations: what can we expect from the Paris Air Show 2023?
This year, the Paris Air Show puts startups in the spotlight. The “Start-Me-Up” project aims at valorizing the new ideas of startuppers from the aeronautic industry.
Technological innovation is the focus of this 2023 edition. A real showcase for the aviation industry, the Paris Air Show 2023 is the ideal moment to present new ideas. Among the 296 international startups on-site, France will be represented by a lot of them such as HANDDDLE and 432 Technologies. By presenting their work, startups hope to offer a solution to the current environmental crisis.
Deutsche Aircraft GmbH will introduce D328eco™, a brand new turboprop that would transform short-haul flights. With only 40 seats, this aircraft stands for the « Small is Beautiful » movement, against bigger aircraft such as A380 or A320 whose carbon impact have recently been pointed out. The D328eco™ will be the new advanced “polyvalent” aircraft with a minimal carbon footprint.
“Decarbonization” is the new challenge for aeronautic engineers, and appears as the main theme of this 54th edition.
Many exhibitors will present their work, trying to provide solutions to this issue, such as Aura Aéro, and its electric planes. Announced for 2028, the ERA electric plane will be able to transport 19 passengers in a completely recycled cabin.
To be found at the Paris Air Show 2023
A wide range of aircraft will be presented for visitors to discover. For this 54th edition, Airbus, ATR, and Embraer will be on display, and will also perform in flight. For a complete list of the 157 aircraft on show, please visit the official SIAE website.
AEROAFFAIRES has put together a selection of demonstrations you shouldn’t miss:
- the DASSAULT Falcon 6X: the gem of business aviation. You can watch its flight demonstrations on June 19 for professionals, or from June 23 to 25 for the general public.
- ALPHAJETS Patrouille de France DASSAULT-DORNIER: performing from June 23 to 25
- Atlantique 2 BREGUET presented by the French Navy: performing from June 23 to 25
- the CM170 FOUGA by POTEZ: performing every day from June 19 to 25.
Practical information on the Paris Air Show 2023
Access to the SIAE exhibition
The show will start on Monday, June 19, and will be inaugurated by President Emmanuel Macron. It will be open from June 19 to 25, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
From June 19 to 22, 2023, the show will be open to professionals only.
The show will then be open to the general public from June 23 to 25, 2023. Tickets for the general public cost €17.
General public access will be via gates L & O of the Parc des Expositions Paris Le Bourget. Persons with reduced mobility will have easier access to these same gates, by priority access. The accessibility map is available on the SIAE website.
If you want to drive there, we advise you to book your park in advance. Visitors can book a park directly on the SIAE website.
The Paris Air Show 2023: Will Le Bourget airport be in operation during the show?
For your information, flights to Le Bourget may be restricted due to the organization of the show. Flights for the following dates will be affected:
June 14 to 22, 2023: from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Paris hour)
June 23 to 25, 2023: from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Paris hour)
Things not to miss at the Paris Air Show 2023
One of the most popular attractions at the SIAE is the access to the aircraft. All along the Show, you’ll be able to visit many aircraft, including the two Concorde F-WTSS prototype 001 & F-BTSD Sierra Delta. You can obtain your passes on-site.
If you’d like to learn more about the world of aviation, you can take part in several guided tours. You can find all the information you need on the Air + Space Museum website.
This offer is included in your ticket purchase.
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