Paris Air Show 2013

The 50th edition of the International Paris Air Show will be held at Paris-Le Bourget Exhibition Centre between 17 and 23 June 2013.






The International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, which was created in 1909, continues to be recognised as the world's leading aviation and space industry event. The last show in 2011 saw the involvement of over 2,100 exhibiting companies, almost 300 high-level official delegations and some 151,000 professional visitors from around the globe.


The show, which drives development in the aerospace sector within France and acts as a catalyst for numerous international partnerships, is the key networking and business event for industry decisionmakers, the ideal place to exhibit, sell and buy the sector's latest innovations. Thanks to the enthusiasm of both the global aerospace industry and the general public, the show offers unrivalled business, brand recognition and visibility opportunities.



 MONDAY , June 17


  • China Southern Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power its order of 16 Airbus A330 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. The contract, which is valued at $1.29 billion, also includes a 15-year Fleet Management Plan for engine maintenance.

  • London-based Lockheed Martin UK is bidding to create a new state-of-the-art Polish Air Force pilot and aircrew training centre in Deblin, Poland.

    The company has submitted a fully compliant response to a Polish Ministry of Defence tender for a new Integrated Aircrew Training Systems (IATS). The aim is to boost Poland’s military aviation safety by introducing a next-generation training programme which will produce pilots for the future.

    Under Lockheed Martin’s proposal, Polish Air Force pilots will graduate through a completely new training programme. It would be an affordable, modern, technology-based system, producing highly capable, agile and adaptable aircrew to protect Poland’s national sovereignty and NATO interests.

    WZL 2 Bydgoszcz has become the first Polish partner for Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Aircrew Training System bid. It will be responsible for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the high-performance T-50 advanced jet trainers which will be a cornerstone of the new flying training programme. The company already undertakes MRO work for Poland’s Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter fleet.

  • All Nippon Airways Co., LTD. (ANA) has signed an eight-year extension to its exclusive part repair agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, to continue support of the airline's fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The repair work will be performed throughout Pratt & Whitney's worldwide network of part repair facilities in support of ANA's fleet of PW4074 and PW4090 engines.

  • Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Denel Aviation today signed an agreement to increase the range of services offered by the centre opened in South Africa earlier this year to provide maintenance and upgrade of Mi-8/17 helicopters. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013. The parties have agreed to significantly expand the functionality of the service centre, which opened in March 2013 at Denel Aviation’s facilities in Johannesburg. It is planned that the centre will not only provide the comprehensive maintenance services offered at its launch, but also complete overhaul and upgrade of both commercial and military helicopters of the Mi-8/17 series.
  • At the Paris Air Show, Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) chairman Martin Møller signed an order for 90 ATR turboprops, including 35 firm (30 ATR 72-600s and five ATR 42-600s), valued at more than $2.1 billion. The first ATR will be delivered to NAC in the fall.


  • Doric Lease Corp has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of 20 A380s at the 50th Le Bourget Airshow.

    With this investment, Doric will offer a tailored A380 leasing solution and will make the aircraft even more accessible to both new and existing A380 operators around the world who prefer to opt for the flexibility of an operating lease. Doric already has significant experience with the A380, ranking as the third largest wide-body lessor worldwide by value, and the world’s largest asset manager of leased A380s. Doric has a six billion US$ aircraft portfolio under management, including 18 A380s acquired through sale-leaseback arrangements.

  • Industry leading aircraft lessor, ILFC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 50 additional A320neo Family aircraft.


TUESDAY , June 18

  • LATAM Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 42 firm A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). This agreement includes a 12-year Fleet Management Plan. PurePower engine deliveries are expected to begin in 2016. Each LATAM Airbus A320neo family aircraft will be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with benefits including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs.
  • Today at the 50th Annual International Paris Air Show, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University president Dr. John P. Johnson and Diamond Aircraft Industries CEO and owner Christian Dries signed a partnership agreement to establish the global manufacturer’s presence at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus. As part of the agreement, Diamond will expand its current international Research & Development program and other initiatives working with Embry-Riddle students, staff and faculty from the university’s engineering and aviation colleges as well as its Eagle Flight Research Center.
  • Astrium, Europe’s leading space company, has entered into an agreement with ECAPS, a company of the Swedish Space Corporation Group (SSC), to jointly develop a "green" propulsion system concept, which is based on ADN technology. This concept focuses on the target of directing the future of space propulsion technology to sustainability, eco-friendliness and reduced toxicity on ground, and easy and safe operation capabilities in space.

  • Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 45 firm A320neo aircraft. Spirit also selected International Aero Engines’ (IAE) V2500 engine to power its order for 30 firm A320ceo aircraft.
  • Air Lease and Boeing announced an order on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show for 30 Boeing 787-10s, as well as another three 787-9s, increasing Air Lease's order count for the -9 to 15.

  • UK airline easyJet placed conditional orders with Airbus on Tuesday for 100 new A320neos and 35 Sharklet-equipped A320s worth $12 billion at list prices. The A320s are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017, while the A320neos will be delivered from 2017 to 2022, according to the announcement at the Paris Air Show.



  •  International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power an additional 30 A320neo Family aircraft bringing ILFC’s total commitment to 180 engines.


  • The Air France-KLM Group has finalized a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options. These aircraft will become an essential element in the Group’s future fleet strategy.

  • SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, has signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) for six A330-300s and four A350-900s. The airline, an all Airbus operator, has chosen the highly reliable A330 and the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet renewal.


  • Boeing and Oman Air today announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $473 million at current list prices.

  • Boeing and Ryanair today finalized a firm order for 175 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes valued at $15.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment in March, is Boeing's largest ever aircraft order from a European airline.


 THURSDAY , June 20


  • The 50th edition of the Paris Air Show was the best in the history of the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR. Over the course of the week, the turboprop aircraft manufacturer announced orders for 173 planes, including 83 firm orders at the air show (see Table 1). The total value for these contracts exceeds 4.1 billion dollars (including 2 billion dollars in firm orders).


  • Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC), a fast growing aircraft leasing company based in Hong Kong, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of 40  A320neo and 20 A321neo aircraft.

  • At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft, which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry. The deals comprise Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for 225 aircraft worth US$29.4 billion and firm purchase orders for 241 aircraft worth US$39.3 billion.


  • Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.  have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's rotorcraft fleet. Contracts that the joint venture will pursue are administered by the U.S. government as part of its Foreign Military Sales process. The joint venture will help advance the Kingdom's efforts to diversify its economy, expand the technological expertise of its aerospace and commercial sectors, and create jobs.