CATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 556 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5058 times:
This news is from Air Transport World online news edition:
The 46th Paris Air Show will be larger than the 2003 event in terms of numbers of exhibitors and will feature both the A380 and the 777-200LR making their first air show appearances, officials confirmed at a briefing in Washington yesterday. According to Paris Air Show Chairman Louis Laport, the seven-day event (trimmed from nine days previously at the request of exhibitors) will bring together almost 1,800 exhibitors from 44 countries compared to 1,728 from 42 countries at the 45th show. Trade days are June 13-16 with the public invited June 17-19. Event organizers are investing €25 million ($32.3 million) through 2007 to improve road access and infrastructure at Le Bourget, including the new Hall 5 opening this year. The A380 is expected to fly during the show; Boeing traditionally does not participate in the flying display. Also on hand among commercial transports will be the A318, A340-600, 747-400ERF, Embraer 195 and ERJ-145 as well as the Bombardier CRJ900 and Q400 and the ATR 72-500. The Antonov 225 may put in an appearance as well. In total, "more than 200 aircraft" will be on exhibit compared with 202 in 2003.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4500 times:
Quoting Steman (Reply 8): Does anybody know if Saturday is a good day at the show?
One thing is for sure, it will be damned crowded on Saturday because it is the first public day on a weekend. I will also be there on Saturday, when I had known earlier that I will get a press pass, I had definitely booked my flight to Paris on another day, unfortunately I can't change the date anymore because I booked a cheapo non-flexible Eco tix.
By the way, there will be a big A.net meeting at the show on Saturday:
LambertSTL777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4441 times:
I'm considering taking a trip out for the Paris Air Show, but does anyone know if it's going to be English-Speaking-People friendly? I only know a few words in French. I have a good friend who's extremely fluent in French, but she's not very interested in aviation..
Triple shifts everday 6/19 - 7/1..Won't be on much