Paris Air Show, the International Space and Aeronautics Show, is the largest event in the industry and took place this past June at Le Bourget Airport-Paris. It is held every two years and it alternates with Farnborough Air Show, which will be held.
Paris Air Show brought together the main players in the global industry to present the latest technological innovations. Let’s see some of the news that took place in this edition of the show.
ATR presents updates
The company has announced a new ATR72 variant for short Runways. Its name is ATR 42-600S, it is optimized to operate in runways of only 800 meters (250 meters less than what the ATR 42-600 needs) and its Launch is expected before the end of the year.
In its design, the horizontal and vertical control surfaces, the position of the flaps and some internal systems have been retouched.
ATR already has 17 orders for this variant although it has not been launched yet, with Air Tahiti being the launch customer, with 2 requested units.
Airbus flies high and Boeing resurges
The company presented an aircraft that stood out above the rest: the A321XLR.
Being a single aisle aircraft, It is designed to travel long haul intercontinental flights with a really efficient fuel consumption.
This new model was received a good number of orders, with 243 purchase agreements which denotes the interest of the sector in seeking greater efficiency and environmental responsibility.
But in addition to the announcement of this new model, Airbus continues to receive A320neos orders. It received important orders from companies such as Air Asia.
On the other hand, and after the unfortunate events of the Boeing 737 MAX, the US company faced the event with the intention of strengthening confidence in their aircraft.
The surprise came from the hand of IAG, who announced a purchase order of 200 units of the 737 MAX.
In the same way, a number of orders for the 777 and 787 models came from various airlines and lessors.
Once again, this event has proved that there is still a high demand for these aircraft and the interest to achieve greater efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.
Commitment to a clean aviation
Within the framework of the Paris Air Show, 23 leading aeronautical industry companies, research organizations and university associations from all over Europe have signed a joint declaration committing themselves for the establishment of a research association for clean aviation.
With the signing of this declaration, the different agencies recognize the objectives of the Paris Agreement with respect to climate change, in particular to reduce emissions, committing to work together with the European Commission to develop a technical route to guide the process of adaptation.