The Must-see List of Cutting-edge Aviation at Paris AirShow 2017

by | Jun 19, 2017 | Aerospace, air show, Precision Engineering | 0 comments


Image credit: airlines470
Where: At location B8 between June 19th-22nd
Scale: 35.1m
Length: 38.7m
Tonnage: 37080kg
Maximum Speed: 447 nodes

Kicking off this Paris Airshow season with the unparalleled Bombardier CS300. Coming from the Bombardier CSeries family of narrow-body twin-engines, this jet is the only new aircraft in the last thirty years designed to accommodate for the 100-150 passenger market. This unrivalled performance results in airlines saving a total of 18% per passenger. The passenger experience is enhanced with the inclusion of wider seats, windows and storage boxes. There is no other option when opening a new route that previously may have been costly or even impossible. This is a must see!

Bombardier Q400 NextGen

Where: At location B8 between June 19th-22nd
Scale: 28.4m
Length: 32.8m
Tonnage: 17,624 kg
Maximum Speed: 360 nodes

The Q400 NextGen is an expansion on the previous passenger plane Q400. NextGen can hold 90 passengers in high density variant in comparison with Q400 which held 70-78. NextGen boasts updated cabins, lighting, landing gear, overhead bins and along with lower fuel and maintenance costs. This model is unsurpassable in terms of performance and operational flexibility. Offering a 30% lower fuel consumption than jet aircraft, the Q400 aircraft drastically reduces carbon emissions and increases profitability while being quiet for city centres.

Lockheed Martin C130J Super Hercules 

Lockheed Martin C130J Super Hercules

Where: At location EXT between the 19th-25th June
Scale: 40.4 m
Length: 29.8 m

This world class turboprop military aircraft has been at the forefront of aviation technology since it first hit the market in 1996. It has been in production ever since and is used by the United States Air Force. This model, the Super Hercules, is a comprehensive update of the C-130 Hercules with new engines and a new flight deck. This innovative aircraft is not to be missed, as a part of a family of aircrafts that have been in service for over 60 years it is sure to be highlight.

Lockheed Martin F35

Lockheed Martin F35

Where: At location EXT between the 19th- 22nd of June
Maximum Speed: 1,930 km/h

This aircraft made the must-see list as a result of it being a product of one of the most expensive military programmes in recorded history. This jet is a member of a single-engine, single-seat all weather stealth multirole fighter. It is designed to perform ground attack and air defence missions. The Lockheed Martin F-35 descends from the X-35, the winning design of the Joint Strike Fighter program, the primary funding for this programme comes from The United States. This aircraft is another highlight on show at the air show that is pivotal for all aviation enthusiasts.

Airbus Eurofighter

Airbus Eurofighter

Image credit: Kogo
Where: At location C4 between the 19th-25th of June
Scale: 12m
Length: 15m
Tonnage: 20,000 kg

This twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter is highly agile at both supersonic and low speeds. Artificial stability is supplied by its quadruplex digital fly-by-wire control system as manual control alone could not compensate for the design’s inherent instability. With an estimated lifespan of 6,000 flying hours, the permitted hours are only 3,000 hours flying time. Primary users are the Royal air force and the German air force, this internationally renowned aircraft is a must.

Airbus – A350-1000

Image credit:
Where: At location C4 between the 19th- 25th of June
Scale: 72m
Length: 74m
Tonnage: 171,100 kg
Maximum Speed: 480 nodes

Airbus – A350-1000 comes from a family of long-range aircraft proved to be so successful it redefined Airbus approach to cabin design. It is the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ new family of twin-aisle, wide-body jetliners. In a typical three-class model, containing 18-inch-wide economy class seats for passenger comfort, the A350-1000 seats a total of 366 passengers. This model boats a new standard of comfort for passengers, bringing together the latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies.

Airbus – A321neo

Image credit: Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281)
Where: At location C4 between the 19th- 25th of June
Scale: 36m
Length: 45m
Tonnage: 40,000 kg

The neo of Airbus – A321neo stands for new engine option which is an exciting feature of this aircraft, making it worth the visit. It enables the options of CFM International LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines. These new engines will burn up to 16% less fuel. Introduced by Lufthansa on the 26th September 2016, this Airbus has 5,053 firm orders of May 2017. This extremely popular aircraft is evidence of just how big a part of cutting-edge aviation it is.

Airbus A400M

Image credit: MilborneOne
Where: At location C4 between the 19th- 22nd of June
Scale: 42m
Length: 45m
Tonnage: 141,000 kg

The Airbus A400M, an international, four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft, was designed by Airbus Defence and Space as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft. This model can manoeuvre rough landing strips, perform aerial refuelling, as well as medical evacuation. The cargo capacity is expected to double over existing aircraft capacity. This Airbus is a one of kind that is worth the visit.

Airbus A380

Image credit: Julian Herzog
Where: At location EXT between the 19th- 25th of June
Scale: 79.74 m
Length: 72.72 m
Tonnage: 270,000 kg

Manufactured by European manufacturer Airbus, Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four engine jet airliner. As the world’s biggest largest passenger aircraft it is worth seeing just for the spectacle. The upper-deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage and has a width equivalent to a wide-bodied aircraft. At 270,000 kg in tonnage, it is an essential mile stone in aviation innovation and a crucial attraction at Paris AirShow 2017.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Where: At location EXT between the 19th- 25th of June
Scale: 5.60m
Length: 17.7m

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary functions are troop movement, battlefield resupply and artillery placement. Originally designed in the 1960s, it is one of the few aircraft from that era that remains in production and use in the frontline. Standing the test of time, this aircraft is essential to the attraction surrounding the Paris Airshow.

Boeing 737 Max 9

Image credit: Jeff Hitchcock
Where: At location C2 between the 19th- 22nd of June
Scale: 36m
Length: 42m
Tonnage: 46,497 kg

A fourth generation American narrow-body aircraft from the Boeing family, the Boeing 737 Max 9 has been greatly improved on from its predecessors with a more efficient engine of CFM International LEAP-1B as well as improvements in aerodynamics, most notably split-tip winglets, and airframe modifications. This innovative redesign of the classic Boeing is fundamental when it comes to understanding modern aviation.

Boeing 787-10

Image credit: North Charleston
Where: At location EXT between the 19th- 22nd of June
Scale: 60m
Length: 68m
Tonnage: 201,850 kg

Also known as the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, is an American long-haul, mid-size, wide-body, twin engine jet liner primarily operated United airlines, Japan Airlines, and Qatar airlines. Designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 767, its differentiating characteristics include mostly electrical flight systems, raked wingtips, as well as noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles. Its wide use in commercial flights means that you may just recognise it.

Embraer SA E195-E2

Image credit: Alisson3000br
Where: At location C2 between the 19th-22nd of June
Scale: 35m
Length: 35m
Maximum Speed: 470 nodes

As the largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2 family, Embraer SA E195-E2 is ideal for high density routes. With its swept tips and high-aspect ratio wings, Embraer SA E195-E2 achieves heights of double digit lower fuel consumption than other current E-Jets. Maintenance costs are significantly lower as well as external noise as a result of 4th generation fly-by-wire. This cutting-edge aircraft is packed with the latest in aviation technology and is worth a visit.

Sukhoi Superjet 100

Image credit:
Where: At location B6 between the 19th- 22nd of June
Scale: 28m
Length: 30m
Tonnage: 101,150 kg
Maximum Speed: 498 nodes

This aircraft has been described as one of the most important and successful civil aircraft programme in the Russian aerospace industry. Designed to compete internationally, Sukhoi Superjet 100 has very low operational costs and a lower cost than other current operating counterparts. A modern fly-by-wire, twin engine regional jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 seats 108 passengers. This one of a kind international jet is a highlight because of its 21st century innovation.



Where: Airshow June 19th-25th
Length: 29 ft 11in
Tonnage: 5,065 lb
Maximum Speed: 370 mph

And now the best for last, the renowned Supermarine Spitfire, a British single-seater fighter jet used during, and after, World War II by the Royal Airforce and other allied countries. This fighter jet and photo reconnaissance aircraft was the only British aircraft in continuous production throughout the war. This is a must see aircraft for the nostalgia, made with streamlined, semi-monocoque duralumin fuselage featuring a large number of compound curves built from a skeleton of 19 formers. This beautiful aircraft has aged with grace and making it the highlight of the Paris Airshow 2017.