The key 52nd International Paris Air Show began Monday (June 19- June 25, 2017) in Le Bourget. During the show, Hamburg, the world’s third largest civilian aviation site, will be playing an important role and is extending its international co-operation with the official launch of a co-operative agreement with the Portuguese aviation industry. The European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), led by Hamburg Aviation, will be bringing network managers from aviation sites all over the world together on Friday. Some 23 members of the Hamburg Aviation cluster are among the exhibitors including cabin outfitter Diehl, 3D printing specialist SLM Solutions and the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research.
Innovation and development from Finkenwerder and Stade
This year, special attention will be on the Airbus A321neo. Final assembly of the stretched version of the medium-haul A320 (today called A321ceo) began in Hamburg-Finkenwerder in 1992 and with almost 3,200 units ordered, the aircraft has become one of the most successful models in the Airbus portfolio. The fuel-efficient, long-range A321LR version will be deployed on transatlantic routes from 2019. Half of the A321neo aircraft manufactured will be assembled in Hamburg. The plane will feature in the daily flying display in Paris along with the Airbus A380 and the new long-haul Airbus A350-1000 with a carbon-fibre fuselage significantly developed and produced in northern Germany.
Paris Air Show
Over 350,000 visitors from all over the world are expected at this year’s Paris Air Show. More than 2,300 exhibitors will be present at the 130,000-square-metre site, with around 150 aircraft on display. The International Paris Air Show is held every two years, with the Farnborough International Airshow in Britiain and the ILA Berlin Air Show at Berlin-Schoenefeld taking place in the alternate years.
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