Hamburg, 14. Juni 2017 - The 52nd Internationale Paris Air Show (19 to 25 June, 2017 at Le Bourget, France) is the most important event in the global aviation industry calendar for this year. As the third-largest civilian aviation site in the world, Hamburg (Booth in Hall 2A, C280) once again plays a substantial role. With the Airbus A321neo, A380 and A350-1000, three of this year's "stars in the skies" have fundamental links to the region on the Elbe. Hamburg itself will extend its international cooperation at the event in various ways, including the official launch of a cooperative agreement with the Portuguese aviation industry. Also, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), led by Hamburg Aviation, will be bringing network managers from aviation sites around the world together on Friday, 23 June.
It is traditional that the major air shows provide the backdrop for contracts being signed between aircraft manufacturers and airlines. Special attention will be on the Airbus A321neo this year. Final assembly of the stretched version of the medium-haul A320 (today titled A321ceo) began in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, exactly 25 years ago, 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 even 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.
The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is not only showing its colours in the flying display, though. Alongside a large number of trade visitors from northern Germany, a total of 23 members of the Hamburg Aviation cluster are in the list of exhibitors, including cabin outfitter Diehl, 3D printing specialist SLM Solutions and the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. The latter is jointly represented with Hamburg Aviation in the Hanse Pavilion in Hall 2A, C280.
Political visitors are also expected at the Hamburg stand on Tuesday, 20 June. Hamburg's State Councillor for Economic Affairs and Innovation, Dr Rolf Boesinger, will be speaking with exhibitors and industry representatives during a tour of the air show, and in the afternoon will be hosting an official reception. In addition, representatives of the Portuguese government will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the aviation regions of Hamburg and Portugal. This is aimed in particular at stimulating closer links between suppliers in the two regions. The southwestern European nation is seen as Europe's bridgehead to the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, and it has managed to create a dynamic aviation scene focused on the cities of Lisbon and Évora.
On Friday, 23 June, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), an alliance of aviation regions coordinated from the Hamburg Aviation office, will be inviting aerospace industry representatives from sites around the world to a conference in downtown Paris for the first time. The aim is to enhance international networking within the industry. Keynote addresses will come from ACARE, Bombardier and Airbus.
Organisers expect more than 350,000 visitors from all over the world to attend the seven-day 52nd International 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 the UK and the ILA Berlin Air Show at Berlin-Schoenefeld taking place in the alternate years.
Hamburg updates during Paris Air Show: News with relevance to Hamburg and impressions from the show will be updated regularly during the show days on www.hamburg-aviation.com