Sunday, November 6, 2011

Amazing Paris Air Show 2011

  For those who missed their chance to visit the Paris Air Show 2011 lately held at Le Bourget Airport (north Paris, France) or just for those those who love all kinds of aircraft, we offer a huge collection of photos taken during this breathtaking event.

The day before the opening. The just arrived Sukhoi Superjet 100 takes part in the Paris Air Show for the second time.

The new Boeing 747-8 is the aircraft of the new generation of the Boeing 747 series with a longer fuselage, redesigned wings and improved economic efficiency.

The 747-8 is the world's longest passenger aircraft which exceeded the length of the Airbus A340-600 by almost a meter - 76.25 m.

The new design of the interior offers more room for hand luggage.

The main competitor of the Boeing, the Airbus, presented the two A-380. The first one was in the livery of Korean airlines.

And the second one was in the classical livery of the Airbus.
Just after the arrival to the airport, at the moment when it was going to take place in the parking lot, it accidentally caught its wing on a hangar. In the following picture you can see that the winglet has already taken off and the wing is being intensively repaired. Three days later, the A-380 was repaired and it even took part in demo flights..

The full-size mockup of the compartment of the MS-21.

The business class.

The economy class.

The press briefing for foreign journalists.

After the briefing a group of journalists from various countries was taken for a ride in the Superjet.

A very famous aircraft photographer.

The chief pilot of the Superjet.

Everything is ready for the flight.

The view from the Superjet.

The An-158 is presented at Le Bourget for the first time. Last year it was shown at Farnborough.

The toilet at the entrance of the An-158 is quite difficult to find as it's hidden behind the round plate. 

The An-158 is designed to carry 86 (12+74) passengers.

While it's raining outside, one can watch a movie in a warm compartment.

The cockpit of the Falcon2000.

A nice place for negotiations.

The interior of the Falcon7X is cheaper.

Every seat is provided with a sliding monitor, an ashtray, a cup holder and a socket.

Unfortunately, it was rainy during all the three days of the show.

The Bombardier introduced the new mockup of the cabin of the C-series.

Inside of it.

The button lifting the arm of a chair is not "under the hand" but "under the elbow". The original solution, but probably not so convenient...

The new design of the tables in the economy class.

A cell for newspapers and magazines.

The seats of stewards.

Now let's have a look at the static models. The Diamond-42.

The Avanti Piaggio.

Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere Breguet XIV P.

The G-120A-F.

Under the number 166 - the ATR-42-500MP Surveyor.

The Bombardier Q400.

The Tractor 802U.

The TBM-850.

The C-5M Super Galaxy.

All sorts of useful stuff are mounted in the walls of the aircraft.

The Big Frog.

The Super Constellation on the earth.

And in the air.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100.

The Be-200.

The А380.


The Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules.

The Superjet.

The An-158.

The Simba.

The Robin.

The EXTRA 300.

The Eurocopter EC 175B.




The F-16.

The Dornier 228.

The Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan.

The Eurofighter Typhoon.

The ATR72.

The Spartan.

The M346 Aermacci.

The Big Frog.

The Ellipse.
Did you get tired of watching?

Then have a break.

The aew&c Casa C-295.

The Israelis, as usual, surprised by a huge variety of drones.

And the Chinese finally permitted to enter the cockpit of the C919 (last year they didn't).

The ZEHST. Plateforme de concept pour transport a grande vitesse.

The VOLTAIR. Concept de plateforme a propulsion tout electrique. An electric drone?

Now let's have a look at the stands.

The new Ukrainian An-168МR.

The Fire Boss.

The PC21.

The Douglas.

The B-747-8.

And the last exhibit - the AW189.
via fotografersha


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