Every two years, the Paris Air Show is something aviation enthusiasts look forward to. This year’s event is the fifty-first show, since the first one was witnessed in 1908 in Grand Palais. The Paris Air Show is said to be the calendar-oldest air show in the world. it is held at every odd year at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France.
This year’s show was held last June 15–21, 2015. Though the gloomy skies posed a threat to the always-exciting event, the show went on smoothly. It was participated by 2,303 exhibitors from forty-eight countries; 151, 000 trade visitors were there; and 200,000 from the general public flew miles to see it for themselves. A total of 130 aircrafts took flight at the time.
The Paris Air Show is a showcase of military and civilian aircraft from different manufacturers, attempting to attract potential customers. Major aircraft sales contracts are divulged and sealed during the show.
Airbus and Boeing are the two manufacturers that have the highest number of orders. This year, Airbus dominated the game, which also what happened in 2013, with 421 orders and commitment worth $57 billion. Airbus launched A380 in the show, which they also showcased in the last event but was upsized this year. Sadly enough, orders for the aircraft is as round as zero.
More than anything else, acrobatic formation displays were still the star of the show. The A380, Rafale, and Boeing 787 flights received the most praises.
The eight Alphajets of the Patrouille de France were applauded the loudest. And the takeoff of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamer is a big thing around the Web now.
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