A large Hanseatic delegation including the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, Airbus and key members of the Hamburg Aviation Cluster is attending the International Paris Air Show which began Monday (June 17-23, 2019) in Le Bourget. Various associations, research institutions and politicians have also travelled to Paris for the show.
Single aisle Jet A321XLR for transatlantic flights
To coincide with the start of the show, Airbus presented Monday the A321XLR. From 2023 the aircraft will be used as a single-aisle aircraft on longer and less frequented routes. Its predecessor, the A321LR, completed its maiden flight in early 2018. Models of the aircraft type will be painted and the cabins fitted in Hamburg before being delivered to customers in Europe and the Middle East. An A380 will take part in flight demonstrations towards the end of this week’s fair.
German-Canadian Research and EACP
Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, hosted a reception at the Hamburg Aviation stand on Tuesday. Representatives of the European Commission also attended the tenth anniversary celebrations of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) on June 18, 2019 at the stand. The initiative has 40 members from almost 20 countries and has been managed from Hamburg since its launch. On Wednesday (June 19, 2019), ZAL and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) will intensify their joint research into quieter aircraft cabins and fire-protected materials. The two institutions are expected to sign an agreement extending co-operation to further fields of research as part of a bid to deepen their partnership further.
World’s third largest civil aviation location
First held in 1909, the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget is now hailed as the largest trade fair for the aerospace industry. Around 2,115 international exhibitors will meet 140,000 trade visitors this week. Hamburg is the third largest civil aviation location in the world with around 40,000 employees in aviation. Apart from giants like Airbus and Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport, the city is home to over 300 SMEs in aviation.
Verify sets up European subsidiary in Hamburg
Verify Deutschland, the new European subsidiary of Verify Inc., recently located to Hamburg and is also attending the Parisian show. The U.S. provider specializes in Supplier Performance Management (SPM) solutions for aerospace applications. Verify, headquartered in California, has been providing SPM services in Europe for over 40 years. Alan McIntosh, President of Verify, said: “The launch of Verify Deutschland is a significant and strategic addition to our program management, business development and operational capabilities in a key European industry location. The company supports over 400 customers at more than 7,000 supplier locations in 53 countries, it said.