UNOFFICIAL LE BOURGET SALON INTERNATIONAL

2013 50th Salon


The 50th International Paris Air Show 17 – 23 June 2013 at Paris-Le Bourget airport. The first 4 days of the Show, exclusively for trade visitors, are followed by 3 days for the general public.

The highlight of this Paris Air Show was the fly-by of the Airbus A350 XWB on friday 21 June. It was the A350 third test flight, after its first on June 14th 2013 and successfully completed its second flight on Wednesday 19th June.

As in previous years, the first days of the show are filled with one sales announcement after another in the civil and military sectors. (Noticeably absent from this year’s show: the U.S. military.)

 

 


The first day of the 50th Paris Air Show started with heavy thunderstorms.

Paris Airshow 2013 thundershowers at first day

Airbus

At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft, which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry. The deals comprise Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for 225 aircraft worth US$29.4 billion and firm purchase orders for 241 aircraft worth US$39.3 billion.

The A320 Family, spearheaded by the A320neo, continues its trailblazing success in the single-aisle market with 371 orders and commitments from six customers announced at the show, worth approximately $37.8 billion. Of these, 88 were for the A320ceo – showing that today’s in-production aircraft is still the most sought-after industry workhorse. A stand-out commitment during the show for the A320 Family was the announcement from easyJet for 100 A320neos plus 35 A320ceos – the winning result of a very intense competition. Another major endorsement for the A320 Family came from Lufthansa with the firming-up of 100 more aircraft. Additional A320 Family orders and commitments came from: Hong Kong Aviation Capital for 60; ILFC for 50; Spirit for 20; and Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines for three – significantly the first A320neo commitment from Africa.

Another star at Paris was the A350 XWB which flew for the first time on Friday 14th June 2013 and successfully completed its second flight on Wednesday 19th June. At the show this aircraft gained 69 more orders & commitments worth $21.4 billion from four customers on different continents. Air France-KLM placed a firm order for 25 A350-900s. Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines, already a large customer for the type, returned to order 30 more A350-900s; United Airlines also placed an additional A350 order for 10 A350-1000s — not only bringing its total A350 orders to 35, but also upgrading its previous order for 25 A350-900s to the larger A350-1000 model to replace its Boeing 777s. In addition, Sri Lankan signed a commitment for four A350-900s to complement an order for six A330-300s at the show.

At the top end of the product range, the flagship A380 received a commitment for 20 aircraft from the world’s third largest wide-body lessor, Doric Lease Corp, in a deal worth more than $8 billion. The contract with Doric is significant as it opens up a new, additional route to market for the A380, which is now available to airlines who wish to acquire the aircraft under the flexibility of an operating lease agreement.

ATR

The 50th edition of the Paris Air Show was the best in the history of the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR. Over the course of the week, the turboprop aircraft manufacturer announced orders for 173 planes, including 83 firm orders at the air show (see Table 1). The total value for these contracts exceeds 4.1 billion dollars (including 2 billion dollars in firm orders).

The landmark order from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for 91 ATR 72-600s (of which 36 are firm) confirms the great attractiveness of ATR to leasing companies. Alongside the NAC aircraft orders, are the five ATR 72-600 aircraft ordered by the U.S. lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC).

Latin America was also a significant client for ATR at the Paris Air Show. Twenty ATR 72-600s (including 10 firm aircraft orders) from HGI Aircraft Division for the Brazilian airline Passaredo Linhas Aéreas confirmed the great popularity of ATRs in Brazil, a market where the manufacturer has recorded firm orders for 59 aircraft in the last three years. For its part, the national airline Avianca took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 at the Air Show, which is the first stage of a major campaign to modernize its fleet of regional aircraft and a significant expansion of its regional networks in Colombia and Central America. To date, Avianca has placed fifteen firm orders for ATR 72-600s, and also has options for 15 more aircraft. Over 200 ATRs will be in operation in Latin America within the next two years, which is why ATR and Avianca have also announced their partnership in opening a new training center for pilots, approved by ATR, in Bogota, Colombia. This center will be available to the 30 ATR operators in Latin America.

Boeing

Boeing (NYSE:BA) enjoyed a strong and productive Paris Air Show launching its newest model, the 787-10 Dreamliner, announcing important commercial airplane orders and strengthening alliances and relationships with customers and partners around the world.

The innovative 787-8 Dreamliner in Air India livery flew for the first time at the Paris Air Show, and the Qatar Airways 787 on static display attracted hundreds of customers, partners, government officials and news media. The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system, produced by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, was part of the U.S. Corral display throughout the show.

Over the past week, customers have demonstrated their strong confidence in the full family of Boeing commercial products – the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, 787, 777 and 747-8, announcing orders and commitments for 442 Boeing airplanes, valued at more than $66 billion. Additional orders for 20 Next-Generation 737s and 20 737 MAX airplanes from unidentified customer(s).

Boeing announced during the show key partnerships with Embraer on the sales and marketing of Embraer’s KC-390 medium-size transport, and with Sikorsky on a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ s rotorcraft fleet. The U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Program Manager reported that operational success of the Bell-Boeing tilt-rotor played a key role in the recent award of a $6.5 billion multi-year contract for 99 aircraft. Boeing also announced that work has begun at Le Bourget on a $354 million Mid-Life Upgrade contract with Air France Industries to upgrade four French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

Russia

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The extensive display of exciting airplanes and helicopters were the most memorable aspect of Russia’s involvement in the Paris Air Show. Foreign experts had a close-up look at the state-of-the-art Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E multi-purpose super- agile fighter.

The Yakovlev Yak-130 air force trainer was also displayed at Le Bourget. This is the first absolutely new, rather than upgraded, airplane to be built in Russia since the break-up of the USSR.

The Kamov Ka-52 Hokum-B / Alligator reconnaissance/attack helicopter was the third Russian aircraft making its premiere at Le Bourget. The Ka-52, which can destroy armored and conventional vehicles, soldiers and air targets on and above the battlefield, is an upgraded version of the Ka-50 Hokum / Black Shark helicopter.

Airbus A400M and Alpha Jets of the Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France and Airbus A400M open the flying display

Aircraft on display

Aermacchi SVA 9

Aermacchi SVA 9

I-NCOM AerMacchi MB.308

I-NCOM AerMacchi MB.308

AgustaWestland

Anglo-Italian airframer AgustaWestland has scored more orders from two customers spanning the whole of its new family of rotorcraft – the AW169, AW139 and AW189.

Lease Corp International (LCI) – which entered the rotorcraft leasing market in 2012 with a $400 million order with AgustaWestland – has increased its commitment with the airframer, adding three AW169s, five AW139s and two AW189s,

Three of the AW139s have already been handed over and the other two are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2013. Certification of the AW189 is due later this year, with the smaller AW169 following in 2014.

MM81798/15-42 AgustaWestland HH-139A - Aeronautica Militare

MM81798/15-42 AgustaWestland HH-139A – Aeronautica Militare

AgustaWestland AW149 mock up

AgustaWestland AW149 mock up

ZZ392 AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat AH.1 - Army Air Corps

ZZ392 AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat AH.1 – Army Air Corps (AAC)

AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland AW169

I-PTFF AgustaWestland AW189

I-PTFF AgustaWestland AW189 – Bristow

AgustaWestland Project Zero

AgustaWestland Project Zero

Project Zero

AgustaWestland Project Zero cockpit

The AgustaWestland Project Zero is a hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing technology demonstrator aircraft, which was launched
in December 2010.

The unmanned demonstrator made its first tethered flight in June 2011 at AgustaWestland’s Cascina Costa, Italy facility. It was
flown in secured areas several times in 2011 and 2012, including flights with and without the ducted shrouds around its tilting
rotors and with a second set of more advanced rotor blades with a non-linear twist and custom airfoils. According to the company,
the aircraft “employs no hydraulics, doesn’t burn fossil fuel and generates zero emissions.”
The aircraft is all-electric with power coming from rechargeable batteries.

F-BUAD Airbus A300B2-IC - Novespace

F-BUAD Airbus A300B2-IC – Novespace c/n: 003

OE-LOV A319CJ – Tyrolean Jet Service

D-ATRA Airbus A320 DLR - German Aerospace Center

D-ATRA Airbus A320 DLR – German Aerospace Center

F-HGNT Airbus A320 - SAFRAN Electric Taxiing System

F-HGNT Airbus A320 – SAFRAN Electric Green Taxiing System

PR-TYA Airbus A320 - TAM Brasil

PR-TYA Airbus A320 – TAM Brasil

ZK-OXA Airbus A320-232 - Air New Zealand

ZK-OXA Airbus A320-232 – Air New Zealand

F-AZAK Airbus A321 Bio-fuel flight

N393HA Airbus A330-200 – Hawaiian

A350 XWB Fly over Paris-Le Bourget

F-WXWB Airbus A350 XWB Airbus Industrie

Airbus’s A350-900 prototype, MSN1, has overflown the Paris air show, during an attendance by French president Francois Hollande.

The aircraft made a single pass at about 13:25 along Le Bourget’s runway 21 at a height of 600ft before executing a climbing right turn and heading south-west.

F-WWDD Airbus A380 Own the Sky

F-WWDD Airbus A380 Airbus Industrie

A380 BA take-off

A380 BA Flying

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F-WWSK/G-XLEA Airbus A380 British Airways LB nr. 29

A380 BA

Airbus A400M Atlas 008

F-WWMQ/0008 Airbus A400M Atlas – Armée de L’Air

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F-WWMZ Airbus A400M Atlas – Airbus Military LB nr.28

F-WWMZ Airbus A400M Atlas

F-WWMZ Airbus A400M Atlas – Airbus Military LB nr.28

C.P.X619 Alenia-Aermacchi M-345

C.P.X619 Alenia-Aermacchi M-345

N359PL Alenia-Aermacchi MC-27J Spartan

N359PL Alenia-Aermacchi MC-27J Spartan

CS X55134 Aero Macchi SF-260TD

CS X55134 Alenia-Aermacchi SF260TD

Alenia-Aermacchi SF260TD Glass-Cockpit

Alenia-Aermacchi SF260TD Glass-cockpit

 

HA-ABD Antonov An-2P

HA-ABD Antonov An-2P

Antonov An-70

Antonov An-70 prop

Prop An-70

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UR-EXA Antonov An-70 – Antonov Design Bureau LB nr 178

UR-NTN Antonov An-158-100 Antonov Design Bureau

UR-NTN Antonov An-158-100 Antonov Design Bureau LB nr.177

AOK Spacejet

AOK Spacejet

French company AOK showed a mock-up of what it claims to be the world’s smallest twin jet, the single-seat Spacejet.
Brainchild of designer Rémi Cuvelier, Spacejet is built of carbon fiber, Kevlar, and epoxy resin. Markets include private
owners, surveillance, and training, as well as a flying target/drone.

F-WWEE ATR 72-600 Avianca

F-WWEE ATR 72-600 Avianca

F-WWEE ATR 72-600 Avianca

F-WWEE ATR 72-600 Avianca

 

Aurora Centaur OPA/Diamond DA42 NG

ZK017/H BAE Hawk 100 T.2 - Royal Air Force

ZK017/H BAE Hawk 100 T.2 – Royal Air Force

Beechcraft 250 ER Kingair

F-ZBGN Beech 350ER - Douanes Françaises

F-ZBGN Beech 350ER – Douanes Françaises/French Customs

N256NM Beechcraft 350 ER Super Kingair

N256NM Beechcraft 350 ER Super Kingair Special Missons titles

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza - CPH Aéroclub de France

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza – CPH Aéroclub de France

N610AT Beechcraft AT-6-Texan II

N610AT Beechcraft AT-6 Texan II

N3000B Beechcraft T-6 Texan II

N3000B Beechcraft T-6C Texan II

Bell 407GT

Bell 407GT

HB-ZSU Bell 429 - Air Zermatt

HB-ZSU Bell 429 – Air Zermatt

Boeing 787-8 - Air India

N1008S Boeing 787-8 – Air India

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N1008S Boeing 787-8 – Air India

Boeing 787-8 Air India

N1008S Boeing 787-8 – Air India

A7-BCD Boeing 787-8 - Qatar Airways

A7-BCD Boeing 787-8 – Qatar Airways

cockpit Boeing 787-8 - Qatar Airways

Cockpit Boeing 787-8 – Qatar Airways

Cabin Boeing 787-8 - Qatar Airways

Cabin Boeing 787-8 – Qatar Airways

Boeing A75N1 Stearman Kaydet – Breitling Wing Walkers

C-GZQF Bombardier CRJ1000 - Garuda Indonesia

C-GZQF Bombardier CRJ1000 – Garuda Indonesia

N381GX Bombardier Global 6000

N381GX Bombardier Global 6000

N381GX Bombardier Global 6000

N381GX Bombardier Global 6000

C-GUJL Bombardier Q400 – Air Baltic

C-GUJL Bombardier Q400 – Air Baltic

F-HKCK  Cirrus SR20 - CATS

F-HKCK Cirrus SR20 – CATS

N991PC Cirrus SR22T Porsche

N991PC Cirrus SR22T Porsche – Aerolithe Group

N3600X Cirrus SR22T - Aerolithe Group

N3600X Cirrus SR22T – Aerolithe Group

F-HBGB Daher Socota TBM700

Daher Socota TBM700

F-HBGB/038 Daher Socota TBM700

N850GM Daher Socota TBM850

N850GM/039 Daher Socota TBM850

Falcon 7X prototype

F-WFBW Dassault Falcon 7X prototype #1

F-HSTF Dassault Falcon 7X

F-HSTF Dassault Falcon 7X

F-GLYD Dassault Falcon 900LX

F-GLYD Dassault Falcon 900LX

F-HMCG Dassault Falcon 2000S

F-HMCG Dassault Falcon 2000S

617/133-IS Dassault Mirage 2000D - Armée de L'Air

617/133-IS Dassault Mirage 2000D – Armée de L’Air

113-GN Dassault Rafale C - Armée de L'Air

113-GN Dassault Rafale C – Armée de L’Air

113-GR Dassault Rafale C – Armée de L’Air

101 Dassault Rafale C - Armée de L'Air

101 Dassault Rafale C – Armée de L’Air

37 Dassault Rafale M - Marine

37 Dassault Rafale M – Marine

Dassault Neuron

OE-DTU Diamond DA40 Tundra Star

OE-DTU Diamond DA40 Tundra Star

OE-FMV Diamond DA.42M-NG GeoStar

OE-FMV Diamond DA.42M-NG GeoStar

OE-VRX Diamond DA42M-NG MPP Guardian

OE-VRX Diamond DA42M-NG MPP Guardian

Diamond DA42 MPP Opale

Diamond DA42 MPP Opale

OE-9996 Diamond HK 36 Super Dimona

OE-9996 Diamond HK 36 Super Dimona

The Diamond Aircraft DA36 E-Star 2 is basically a flying Prius. It debuted at the Paris Air Show in 2011, but was back this year for a second-generation showcase.


Much like the all-electric E-Fan, the E-Star 2 (part of a collaboration between Siemens, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, and Diamond Aircraft) is a small, light plane, with a large wingspan and modest fuselage. The similarity is no accident—when testing a new engine, especially one with lower power than fossil fuels provide, it’s best to stick with a light, workable shape. Future designs can tackle more useful functions, like carrying multiple people or heavy cargo, once the engine is sorted.

The engine itself consists of a small rotary engine that takes fossil fuel, which in turn an electrical generator that feeds the actual electric engine driving the plane. There’s also an on-board battery, which is recharged while the plane glides along at cruising altitude. So far, the plane has successfully flown for an hour.

Dornier 228 RUAG

DynAero MCR 4S – Asso Aérienne du Choletais

F-WATT EADS ACS E-Fan mock-up

F-WATT EADS/ACS E-Fan mock-up

E-Fan mock-up

E-Fan – sporting the very appropriate registration F-WATT – has been in the works for eight months, will fly by year-end
and should be in production within three years. It is designed for training, glider towing and acrobatics, but the job of
integrating the airframe, lithium-polymer batteries and electric fan motors is preparing EADS for the far bigger task of
marshalling its resources with those of Rolls-Royce, Siemens and other partners to create what Botti calls the “E-Airbus”.

901 EADS CASA CN295 – Royal Air Force of Oman

Embraer A-29 Super Tucano - Mauritanian Air Force

5T-MAW/129 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano – Mauritanian Air Force

F-GRGQ Embraer ERJ 135 - ECC Leasing

F-GRGQ Embraer ERJ 135 – ECC Leasing

P4-KCI Embraer 190 - Air Astana

P4-KCI Embraer 190 – Air Astana

T-324 Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Puma - Swiss Air Force

T-324 Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Puma – Swiss Air Force

F-WWOG Eurocopter AS565 MBe Panther

F-WWOG Eurocopter AS565 MBe Panther LB nr. H54

F-HBVL Eurocopter EC120 Colibri - DCI  Defense Conseil International

F-HBVL/L Eurocopter EC120 Colibri – DCI  Defense Conseil International

JDE Eurocopter EC135 - Gendarmerie

JDE Eurocopter EC135 – Gendarmerie LB nr. H56

Eurocopter EC645 T2 Mock-up

Eurocopter EC645 T2 Mock-up

BIH Eurocopter EC665 Tigre - ALAT

BIH Eurocopter EC665 Tigre

BIH Eurocopter EC665 Tigre – ALAT

74+05 / BIN Eurocopter EC665 Tigre

74+05 Eurocopter EC665 Tigre UHT – Heeresflieger and BIN Eurocopter EC665 Tigre – ALAT

74+05 Eurocopter EC665 Tigre UHT - Heeresflieger

74+05 Eurocopter EC665 Tigre UHT – Heeresflieger

EC725 H58

Eurocopter EC725 Caracal LB nr.H58

F-ZXXX Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter

F-ZXXX Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter 255 knots titles

The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr)
in level flight on June 7. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/hr) during a descent.
With these two successes, the X3 surpasses the unofficial speed record for a helicopter.

MMX614 Eurofighter EF2000(T) Typhoon

MMX614 Eurofighter EF2000(T) Typhoon – first production aircraft built by Alenia

Extra 330 – Armée de L’Air

HB-MTR Extra 330SC

HB-MTR Extra 330SC -Hanspeter Rohner – C Maunoury

F-AZZD Fouga CM170 Magister

F-AZZD Fouga CM170 Magister

F-AZZD Fouga CM170 Magister, Hughes Duval

84JU G1 Aviation SPYL ULM

84JU G1 Aviation SPYL ULM

General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

General Atomic MQ-1 Predator

F-AZTN Globe GC-1B Swift

F-AZTN Globe GC-1B Swift LB nr. 77

N280GD Gulfstream 280

N280GD Gulfstream 280

N650PH Gulfstream 650

N650PH Gulfstream 650

N7555A IOMAX Archangel

N7555A IOMAX Archangel

Another of those beautiful finds that make Le Bourget a real gem. At a glance indistinguishable from the similarly sized and similarly equipped Air Tractor AT-803U Air Truck, the ArchAngel is the newest generation of cheap, off-the-shelf COIN aircraft. Essentially a highly modified Turbo Thrush cropduster, this imposing aircraft boasts a four-screen glass cockpit, wide array of weaponry, optional turret cam and other surveillance equipment, hefty armor protection and a 10 hour endurance.

IOMAX Archangel

N7555A IOMAX Archangel

F-GRPN Issoire APM 20 Lionceau

F-GRPN Issoire APM 20 Lionceau

Issoire APM 30 Lion

F-HHOL Issoire APM 30 Lion LB nr. 81

Issoire APM 40 Simba

F-WIZZ Issoire APM 50 Nala

F-WIZZ Issoire APM 50 Nala LB nr.83

063 Kamov KA-52 Alligator

063 Kamov KA-52 Alligator

MBB Bolköw Bo-105 fuselage

MBB Bolköw Bo-105 fuselage

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F-WWML LH Aviation LH10 Ellipse

HB-RSC Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation - Constellation Flyers

HB-RSC Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation – Constellation Flyers c/n: 4175

G-275 Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules - Royal Netherlands Air Force

G-275 Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules – Royal Netherlands Air Force

N25Y Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Red Bull

N25Y Lockheed P-38 Lightning – Red Bull

F-BLKY Moynet M 360-4 Jupiter - Musee de Angers

F-BLKY Moynet M 360-4 Jupiter – Musée de Anger

The Moynet 360 Jupiter was a small executive transport built in France in the 1960s. It had an unusual twin-push-pull, single-fuselage configuration. Two prototypes were produced, the second with more power and seating, but no sales resulted.

F-WXNT Nemesis NXT Big Frog

F-WXNT Nemesis NXT Big Frog LB nr. 100

This aircraft is a aircraft designed for the Reno Races. Based on a proven design, a Nemesis NXT kit, it is unusual in that it is powered by a diesel engine, an SMA (part of the SAFRAN Group) SR-305 engine, which uses Jet A-1 fuel. The “Big Frog”, with a diesel engine, won during its first participation at the Reno Air Races.

Nemesis NXT

Nemesis NXT fuselage

E.I.223 NHIndustrie NH90 - Esercito

MM81540/E.I.223 NH Industrie NH90-TTH Escerito (Italian Army)

 

EAC NHIndustrie NH90 TTH-Caiman - ALAT

EAC NHIndustrie NH90 TTH-Caiman – ALAT

NH Industries has won a follow-on order for 34 NH90 tactical transport helicopters from the French army.
The order adds to a previous order for 34 of the type. So far, France has received six examples of the NH90

F-AZVM/105/62-SI Nord 2500 Noratlas - Noratlas de Provence

F-AZVM/105/62-SI Nord 2500 Noratlas – Noratlas de Provence

Parrot AR quadrotors

Parrot AR quadrotors

At the air show, this was provided by a swarm of Parrot AR quadrotors. Cheap and commercially available, these toy helicopters are the first major hobbyist drone to take off. Here, at least 16 8 of them and 8 more in a mirror fly in formation through a medley of music, ranging from Wagner to Sinatra to modern techno. They even do flips!

F-HTLI Vulcanair P68 Observer

F-HTLI Partenavia/Vulcanair P68 Observer – Airborne Technologies
Italian six-seat, twin-engined, high-wing monoplane built by Partenavia and later Vulcanair.

Patrouille de France – Dassault Alpha Jet – Armée de L’Air

HB-LUT Piaggio P180 Avanti II - Greenwings

HB-LUT Piaggio P180 Avanti II – Greenwings

Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead

Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead

The Piaggio Aero P.1HH HammerHead is a new, state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) designed for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions whose combination of performance and operational characteristics is at the very top end of the UAS MALE category.

An unmatched combination of range, wide operative speeds, fast climb gradient, high operative ceiling and variety of payloads, provides end-users with a powerful yet flexible Defense System that outperforms other MALE Systems, identifying the P.1HH HammerHead as a Super MALE UAS.

P.1HH HammerHead, is suited for a wide range of ISR, Defense and Security missions, and defines an unsurpassed mission role flexibility and sets a new frontier of CONcept of OPerationS (CONOPS) for Defense. The P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is derived from the successful Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II business aviation aircraft, the fastest twin turboprop aircraft in the world with a proven, uneventful, service record of more than 20 years and 800.000 flight hours.

P.1HH HammerHead

Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead

Piaggio P.1HH

Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead

HB-FVP Pilatus PC-12

HB-FVP Pilatus PC-12 Leonardo da Vinci colours

HB-HZD Pilatus PC-21

HB-HZD Pilatus PC-21

Pilatus PC-24

Pilatus PC-24 Mock-up

Less than a month after Pilatus surprised the business aviation community with the launch of its first jet, the PC-24, the Swiss manufacturer brought a mock-up of the six-seat, $9 million superlight twin aircraft to Paris. The company is branding the plane as a “super versatile jet” due to its large cargo door and its ability to operate from unpaved runways and grass strips.

Piper PA-28 – CPH Aéroclub de France

F-JTRW Pipistrel Virus 5W

F-JTRW Pipistrel Virus 5W – Ora

The Virus, maybe the smallest aircraft at the show, after coming back from an around the world trip which started a year ago in LUX.

Reims Cessna F206 L3 Communication

F-GXRP Robinson R44 Raven - Air & Compagnie

F-GXRP Robinson R44 Raven – Air & Compagnie

SE-MCG Saab 340MSA Maritime Security Aircraft

SE-MCG Saab 340MSA Maritime Security Aircraft – Saab Aircraft LB nr. 132
By combining a proven platform and state-of-the-art equipment, the Saab 340 MSA provides a winning concept for the surveillance and monitoring of large maritime areas.

  • Airborne maritime surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Search & rescue
  • Oil spill detection
  • Transport missions

39827/827 Saab JAS 39D Gripen - Swedish Air Force

39827/827 Saab JAS 39D Gripen – Swedish Air Force

SP-YVF Sikorsky S-70i

SP-YVF Sikorsky S-70i – UTC Aerospace Systems LB nr. H114

I-PDVW Sukhoi Superjet 100 - Interjet

I-PDVW Sukhoi Superjet 100 – Interjet LB nr. 142

Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet has formally taken delivery of its first Sukhoi Superjet at the Paris air show, and aims to begin revenue flights with the aircraft by August.

The airline expects to receive two Superjets in Mexico by the end of this month. The second aircraft is at the Superjet International facility in Venice.

SSJ100 cabin

Cabin Italian Design Sukhoi Superjet 100 – Interjet

07 Sukhoi Su-35

07 Sokhoi Su-35

07 Sokhoi Su-35

07 Sokhoi Su-35

One star of the show this year was the Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E, which made its Paris debut. This is the first Russian-built fighter to appear in Paris since the Su-30 Flanker crashed there in 1999. The powerful twin-engine jet fighter performed an impressive 12-minute flight demo showcasing the seemingly impossible maneuverability given by its multi-axis thrust-vectoring Saturn 117S afterburning engines generating 31,900 pounds of thrust.

F-PFJP Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too

F-PFJP Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too – Trescal

OE-FMG Tecnam P2006T MMA - Airborne Technologies

OE-FMG Tecnam P2006T MMA – Airborne Technologies
high-winged, twin-engined all-metal light aircraft built by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, which is based in Capua, Italy

Tecnam P2006T MMA

Tecnam P2006T MMA operator station

Tecnam P2006T MMA cockpit

Tecnam P2006T MMA Cockpit

D-EMKF XtremeAir XA41 - Breitling

D-EMKF XtremeAir XA41 – Breitling

134 Yakolev Yak-130

Yak-130 LB nr. 134

134 Yakolev Yak-130 LB nr. 134

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation is set to deliver 18 Yak-130 trainers to the Russian air force in 2013, say company officials speaking at the Paris air show. The Russian air force has ordered 55 airframes of the type.

The aircraft has also been ordered by Belarus, which signed a contract for the jets in December 2012, but company officials did not say how many aircraft had been ordered. Another export contract is expected to be signed with Bangladesh later this year.

F-PZCH Zenair Barge Aviation CH640

F-PZCH Zenair Barge Aviation CH640

F-PRYB Zenair Barge Aviation CH750

F-PRYB Zenair Barge Aviation CH750


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