It is a tradition for customers of aircraft manufacturers to participate in air shows by displaying their aircraft statically and sometimes even on demonstration flights.
In Le Bourget it was no different. From Airbus to ATR, the main names in commercial aviation brought planes with the livery of their operators.
See below who attended the Paris Air Show:
At home, Airbus not only had most of its orders announced at Le Bourget, but also showcased some of its customers at the event.
In the static area, attention was drawn to the JetBlue A321LR, US airline that started flying the jet between cities like New York and Boston to Europe. Perhaps a “nudge” at Boeing, which cannot offer the same feat with its current portfolio.
In a distant area, inaccessible during the first days of the show, there was an A350 from Qatar Airways, the airline that until recently filed a lawsuit in court to complain about the premature wear of the paint on its Airbus jets. The two companies reached an agreement and became partners again.
As we published, the A220-300 was also in Paris, represented by Air France. The aircraft was one of those that it was possible to carry out public visitation.
Boeing brought to Le Bourget the 737 MAX 10 and the 777-9, two of its new jets, but which had not yet entered service and displayed the planemaker’s standard livery.
On the other hand, the American manufacturer showed the 787-9 of Riyhad Air, the new airline of Saudi Arabia, in its beautiful painting in tones of blue.
In addition to exhibiting for the first time two KC-390s from its customers (Brazil and Portugal), Embraer used an E195-E2 from the Swiss airline Helvetic Airways to offer public tours.
The aircraft was close to the “Tech Lion”, the manufacturer’s demonstration E195-E2.
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