Making first appearances in Paris show will be Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter and the Antonov AN-178, the latest version of the transport plane from Ukraine. Russian companies will be there, but no Russian pilots will fly in the daily flight show. Textron AirLand’s Scorpion ISR-light strike jet also will be on display.
To highlight Airbus’ leading widebody product range and superior cabin comfort in all classes, more A350 XWBs and A380s will be on display than at any other airshow, with four of the highly efficient passenger aircraft in total. An A350 XWB of launch customer Qatar Airways will be on the static display along with a Qatar A380. Throughout the week, two Airbus test aircraft, an A350 XWB equipped with cabin and an A380, will take part in the flying display.
The A400M new generation airlifter and mock-ups of the Tanan and Harfang unmanned aerial vehicles will be shown on the static display.
The product renewal strategy of Airbus Helicopters will be shown, including mock-ups of the highly innovative H160 and newly certified H145M on the static display while an H175 model will be present in the Group Pavilion. The ever popular H135, certified in October 2014, and the combat-proven H225M, which was recently preselected by Poland for the test phase of the multi-role helicopter tender, will also be displayed. Other combat proven aircraft such as the NH90 TTH Caiman from the French Army Aviation service will be displayed at the NHIndustries booth and will perform flight demonstrations every day. The Tiger and a NH90 NFH will be present on the French General Directorate for Armament’s (DGA) booth.
Boeing confirmed that a 787-9 Dreamliner, to be delivered to Vietnam Airlines, will participate in the flying display at the Paris Air Show 2015.
Boeing and China Airlines will display a 777-300ER (Extended Range), showcasing the airline’s stylish, innovative interior.
Additionally, Boeing customers and partners will bring several aircraft to Le Bourget, the show’s long-time venue outside Paris. Qatar Airways plans to present a 787-8 Dreamliner on static display. The U.S. Department of Defense is scheduled to display the P-8A anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft, the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, and the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter.
Bombardier confirms both CSeries variants will be featured in the static display at the 51st Paris air show next June, while one of the aircraft – the first CS300 test vehicle – will participate in the flying display. The CS100 test aircraft will be with a completed interior – FTV-5.
Bombardier also will display the CRJ1000 regional jet and the Q400 turboprop at the Paris static display.
US military aircraft will be absent from the flying display at this year Paris air show. Show organisers also do not expect an appearance by the Lockheed Martin F-35.
The Biennial International Paris Air Show at Paris-Le Bourget has been the premier and largest worldwide event dedicated to the aviation and space industry for a century. This year for the 49th time from June 20-26, 2011.
– Airbus –
Aircraft on static display will include the A380, an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), the Airbus Military A400M and C295. The Airbus A380 and A400M will be on flying displays every day. Some customer aircraft will also be on display – depending on the day.
– Boeing –
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, sporting its distinctive “Sunrise” livery, will arrive on June 19, just three months after its first flight, and will be on static display until the evening of June 21. The Boeing 747-8F will arrive on June 20 and will be on display for the following two days.
The 787 flight-test aircraft ZA001, featuring the full Dreamliner livery, will be on static display on June 22 and June 23. Launch customer ANA will receive its first 787 in August or September.
Boeing plans to show off an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR, a C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet and a CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter to the show.
The show though has scooped the first public appearance and flying display by the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft as its ‘special guest’. Its .appearance at Le Bourget will be the first time the prototype, currently working up to a series of record-breaking flights, will make a public airshow appearance outside home country of Switzerland. The organisers say that the Solar Impulse is planned to make a 10-15min flight every day (bar one), weather conditions permitting.
Eurocopters X3 compound helicopter prototype will take part in the flying display.
A fighter to appear will be the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 – which at Paris this year will take part in the flying display.
Our photo report will be online at this website from June 21.
This Paris Air Show celebrates that 100 years ago the first Salon was held at the Grand Palais in central Paris in 1909.
Find our Photo Report of the 2009 Paris AirShow.