More than 80 Belgian companies register for Paris Air Show
From Monday, 83 Belgian companies will take part in the 54th Salon International de l'aéronautique et de l'espace de Paris-Le Bourget (SIAE). The Belgian Aerospace interregional pavilion will be the largest ever at the event.
Most companies come from Wallonia and Brussels, but Flanders is also represented with 24 companies. They are active in areas such as insulation techniques, simulators and software applications.
Several theme days are planned during the fair. On Monday, Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon will visit SIAE for the opening ceremony of Flemish Day, organised by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). He will accompany Joy Donné, CEO of FIT, and Jolyce Demely, director-general of Agoria Flanders, which helps companies develop and market sustainable solutions.
On Wednesday 21 June, Belgian Day will be attended by the Walloon Economy minister, Willy Borsus, and federal secretary of state for Economic Recovery Thomas Dermine. Defence minister Ludivine Dedonder and Wallonia's Airports minister Adrien Dollimont will also be present.
The biennial trade fair, which is being held for the first time since 2019, covers 125,000 square metres, with 2,500 exhibitors and 158 aircraft, including passenger jets, private jets, fighter jets and some World War II aircraft.
Some 320,000 visitors will attend the show from 19 to 25 June. The first four days are open to industry professionals only. After that, the general public is welcome.
#FlandersNewsService | An Airbus A380 from the Portuguese company Highfly performs at the International Paris Air Show in 2019 © ERIC PIERMONT / AFP