Paris Air Show 2023: Decisive Moment for the Aerospace Industry
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Paris Air Show 2023: Decisive Moment for the Aerospace Industry

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Sofía Hanna By Sofía Hanna | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 03/16/2023 - 15:27

After four years of absence due to COVID-19, the Paris Air Show returns for its 54th edition on June 19-25, 2023. This edition is expected to have 2,500 international exhibitors, 140,000 professional visitors and 300 official delegations worldwide, making it one of the most decisive moments in the aerospace industry.


Since its first edition in 1909, Paris Air has developed steadily and remains today the most significant event in the world dedicated to the aerospace industry. The show is a special time for every company, providing an occasion to meet up with key players in the aerospace industry, seize fresh commercial opportunities, present built expertise and innovations to the world and form technological and industrial partnerships. 


The event is a large trade fair focused on showcasing military and civilian aircraft, attended by military forces and major aircraft manufacturers. It starts with four B2B days and is then opened to the general public. The format is similar to the Mexico Aerospace Fair (FAMEX). More than 95% of the exhibition space is already sold out and 85 companies from the Top 100 aeronautical companies worldwide have signed up to participate. “After four years of absence, these excellent results demonstrate the dynamism and attractiveness of the aeronautics and space industry worldwide,” states the fair in its official release. 


Startups will have a strong presence at the show, generating meetings and synergies on prospective themes, such as environmental regulations, new onboard energies, digital technologies, Big Data, AI, new materials, vehicles of the future and passenger experience. Among the many presentations at the 2023 edition, the Paris Air Lab will feature an extensive exhibition on innovations linked to the decarbonization of air transport. Moreover, Paris Air Mobility will be dedicated to innovative companies, startups and industrialists in the production of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) units, the cabs of the future.


According to statistics from the 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show, there were 2,453 exhibitors from 49 countries, 150 startups from 21 countries, 139,840 professional visitors from 185 countries, 304 official delegations from 98 countries, 2,700 accredited journalists from 87 countries, 140 aircraft on display and US$140 billion in contracts signed. This year’s event is expected to be larger than the last few years. Pre-registration for trade visitors will open on Feb. 13.

Photo by:   Daniel Klein, Unsplash

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