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Paris Air Show 2023
June 19 - June 25
The International Paris Air Show is organized by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, French Aerospace Industries Association.
The 54th edition of the Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions in June 2023, and once again will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations.
The first four days of the Show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public.
In 11 January 1908, a group of aviation pioneers, who included Robert Esnault- Pelterie, Louis Bleriot, Louis Breguet and Gabriel Voisin, felt the need to break away from the automobile industry and assert the vocation of “heavier than air” flight. They met up at the Automobile Club de France to discuss creating an association designed to confer “an industrial and commercial dimension on what had hitherto been considered a mere sport.”
The creation of a federation of aeronautical industries was unanimously approved. Two days later, Henry Farman, at Issy-LesMoulineaux, made the first one-kilometer flight in a closed circuit. At the same time, a number of aircraft manufacturers formed the ’Association des Industries de la Locomotion Aérienne, which proved its dynamic energy by staging the first, much-acclaimed international air show in 1909 at the Grand Palais. At this stage of development, it seemed logical to amalgamate the Federation and the Association.
The merger took place in July 1910, Robert Esnault-Pelterie and André Granet being respectively appointed Chairman and Secretary General of the CSIA (employees’ federation of aeronautical industries), which later became GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales: the French aerospace industries association). GIFAS is a professional body of 400 companies, ranging from large prime contractors and systems suppliers to SMEs.
They make up a consistent, mutually supportive and dynamic high-technology industry specializing in the design, development, production, marketing and maintenance of all aerospace programmes and equipment in the military and civil spheres: aircraft, helicopters, engines, drones, UAVs, missiles, satellites and launch systems, large systems and equipment, aerospace, defence and security systems, subassemblies and associated software.
GIFAS has three main missions: representation and coordination; the study and defence of the sector’s interests, and promotion. Every two years, the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, stages the International Paris Air Show, the world’s leading event of its kind.