The 52nd In­ter­na­tional Paris Air Show

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For the Vayu editorial team, cov­er­ing the bi­en­nial Air Show at Le Bour­get in June 2017 is now vir­tu­ally rou­tine, the Jour­nal hav­ing been at the Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional since 1975, or for over 40 years. At the same lo­ca­tion there ob­vi­ously were new shapes ( and sounds), the Das­sault Rafale dom­i­nat­ing the mil­i­tary and Air­bus A380­plus the civil sec­tors. The to-be-ex­pected sales ri­valry between Air­bus and Boe­ing was vig­or­ous but there were new play­ers in­clud­ing Bom­bardier and Em­braer, even as ATR notched steady or­ders. Some high­lights of the Paris Air Show 2017 are in­cluded.

At 38oC one could be for­given if you thought you were in In­dia! Through­out the Paris Air Show 2017, at Le Bour­get, it was hot, hot and hot­ter! Two years ago, at the same event and dates, it rained con­tin­u­ously for the en­tire week; if one was drenched in rain then, we were drenched in sweat this time! But Paris is Paris and, Vayu loves the Show!

To rat­tle off num­bers, $150 bil­lion worth of or­ders were an­nounced in­clud­ing 897 air­craft plus pur­chas­ing com­mit­ments mak­ing a cat­a­logue value of USD 115 bil­lion, for a to­tal of 934 com­mer­cial air­craft. On dis­play were 140 air­craft in­clud­ing the Air­bus A321­neo, Air­bus A350- 1000, Boe­ing B787- 10, Boe­ing B737 MAX9, Kawasaki P1 mar­itime pa­trol air­craft, Mit­subishi MRJ90, Lock­heed Martin F-35 at Le Bour­get for the first time. Das­sault Avi­a­tion’s Rafale and Fal­con 8X, the Air­bus A380 and A400M, the Air­bus Tiger and NH90 Caiman he­li­copters were, as usual, dom­i­nant at the Show.

There were a to­tal of 2,381 ex­hibitors (3% more than in 2015) from 48 coun­tries ( the same as in 2015). 54,000 sqm of stands, 340 chalets amount­ing to 37,500 sqm of cov­ered space, 40,000 sqm of out­side space, 27 na­tional pavil­ions. Some 290 of­fi­cial del­e­ga­tions from 98 coun­tries and 7 in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions vis­ited, in­clud­ing 160 of­fi­cial de­fence del­e­ga­tions from 86 coun­tries and 4 or­gan­i­sa­tions ( NATO, the UN, OCCAR, the EU) in­volv­ing 16 for­eign min­is­ters, 40 Chiefs of Staff, 20 deputy min­is­ters or Sec­re­taries of State.

“This 52nd Paris Le Bour­get Air Show was a re­mark­able suc­cess with a record num­ber of ex­hibitors and 150 bil­lion dol­lars’ worth of or­ders an­nounced, de­spite the slight drop in the num­ber of visi­tors. The im­pres­sive demon­stra­tion flights of Das­sault Avi­a­tion’s Rafale, the Fal­con 8X business

jet, fly bys of the A380, aer­o­batic dis­plays by the French Pa­trouille de France, the Air­bus A350-1000 and A400M, and other air­craft de­lighted the French Pres­i­dent, as well as the pub­lic, from the first to the last day of the show” de­clared Emeric d’Arci­moles, the Paris Air Show’s Chair­man and CEO. “The Ca­reers Plane ex­hi­bi­tion which has now amal­ga­mated with GIFAS’ Job-Train­ing Fo­rum, en­abled 55,000 mainly young visi­tors to dis­cover forty or so aero­nau­tics and space sec­tor ca­reers through French aero­space group em­ploy­ees. There are im­me­di­ate re­cruit­ment needs for th­ese jobs. Paris Air Lab, the new at­trac­tion that puts the spot­light on the re­search and in­no­va­tion ef­forts of the ma­jor groups and in­sti­tu­tions such as start-ups, at­tracted 50,000 visi­tors,” he added.

Air­bus De­vel­op­ments

Pro­vid­ing strong ev­i­dence that the com­mer­cial air­craft mar­ket re­mains healthy, Air­bus an­nounced $39.7 bil­lion worth of new business dur­ing the 2017 Paris Air Show. The com­pany won com­mit­ments for a to­tal of 326 air­craft, in­clud­ing firm or­ders for 144 air­craft worth $18.5 bil­lion and MoUs for 182 air­craft worth $21.2 bil­lion. A320 Fam­ily air­craft sales and com­mit­ments re­mained ro­bust, with business ac­count­ing for a to­tal of 306 air­craft worth $ 33.8 bil­lion which com­prises 132 firm or­ders worth $14.7 bil­lion, and MoUs for 174 air­craft worth 19.1 bil­lion. In the wide body seg­ment, Air­bus won firm or­ders for 20 air­craft worth $5.9 bil­lion, com­pris­ing 12 firm or­ders worth $3.6 bil­lion and MoUs for eight air­craft worth 2.3 bil­lion.

As John Leahy, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Cus­tomers, Air­bus Com­mer­cial Air­craft said: “Our com­mer­cial suc­cess this week at Paris ex­tends our al­ready di­ver­si­fied or­der back­log to a new in­dus­try record of over 6,800 air­craft, with 326 or­ders worth $40 bil­lion.” Fur­ther to the new or­ders, the show also saw a re­peat or­der from DHL Ex­press for four more A330-300 Pas­sen­ger-ToFreighter con­ver­sions, in part­ner­ship with EFW and ST Aero­space.

At this year’s Paris show, Air­bus not only marked a solid sales tally but also ex­tended its value of­fer­ing at both ends of its com­mer­cial prod­uct port­fo­lio. In the sin­gle-aisle fam­ily Air­bus de­cided to offer the Airspace Cabin brand – which, on the A320, in­cludes the big­gest over­head bins in its class. For the A380, Air­bus has in­creased rev­enue-earn­ing po­ten­tial with even bet­ter fuel ef­fi­ciency, ow­ing to en­hanced large winglets, greater cabin ca­pac­ity and a new higher take-off weight ca­pa­bil­ity to in­crease its pay­load-range.

Air­bus pre­sented a de­vel­op­ment study for an en­hanced A380, the ‘A380­plus’. The study in­cludes aero­dy­namic im­prove­ments, in par­tic­u­lar new, large winglets and other wing re­fine­ments that al­low for up to 4% fuel burn sav­ings. Added to an op­ti­mised A380 main­te­nance pro­gramme and the en­hanced cabin fea­tures first shown at Air­craft In­te­ri­ors Expo ( AIX) in April, the over­all ben­e­fit is a 13% cost per seat re­duc­tion ver­sus to­day’s A380. John Leahy, Air­bus COO Cus­tomers, ex­plained: “The A380­plus is an ef­fi­cient way to offer even bet­ter economics and im­proved op­er­a­tional per­for­mance at the same time.” John added: “It is a new step for our iconic air­craft to best serve world­wide fast-grow­ing traf­fic and the evolv­ing needs of the A380 op­er­a­tions. The A380 is well-proven as the so­lu­tion to in­creas­ing con­ges­tion at large air­ports, and in of­fer­ing a unique, pas­sen­ger-pre­ferred ex­pe­ri­ence. “

The new winglets mea­sure ap­prox­i­mately 4.7 me­tres in height (an up­let of 3.5m, and a down­let of 1.2m). It is de­signed to im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics and re­duce drag. The A380­plus will have an in­creased max­i­mum take-off weight (MTOW) of 578 tonnes pro­vid­ing the flex­i­bil­ity of car­ry­ing up to 80 more pas­sen­gers over to­day’s range (8,200nm) or fly­ing 300nm fur­ther.

En­ter the MAX

Boe­ing too made im­por­tant an­nounce­ments and multi- bil­lion dol­lar or­ders and com­mit­ments for com­mer­cial air­lin­ers and com­mer­cial and de­fence ser­vices at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The com­pany launched the 737 MAX 10, new­est mem­ber of the 737 MAX fam­ily, with more than 361 or­ders and com­mit­ments from 16 cus­tomers world­wide. This wide mar­ket ac­cep­tance has en­dorsed the 737 MAX 10 as the “in­dus­try’s most ef­fi­cient and prof­itable sin­gle-aisle air­plane”. Com­mer­cial cus­tomers an­nounced in­cre­men­tal or­ders and com­mit­ments dur­ing the week for a to­tal of 571 Boe­ing air­craft, val­ued at $74.8 bil­lion at list prices.

Boe­ing re­vealed its 2017 Cur­rent Mar­ket Out­look, rais­ing its 20-year out­look to more than 41,000 new air­craft, val­ued at $ 6.1 tril­lion. Boe­ing also fore­casts sig­nif­i­cant growth in the Aero­space Ser­vices Mar­ket, pro­ject­ing $2.6 tril­lion de­mand in com­mer­cial and gov­ern­ment ser­vices for the next 10 years. Boe­ing con­firmed its new global ser­vices business re­mained on track to be up and run­ning soon.

Boe­ing Global Ser­vices an­nounced multi- year ser­vices agree­ments val­ued at up to $ 6 bil­lion dur­ing the show. Air­plane De­vel­op­ment Vice Pres­i­dent Michael De­laney laid out the de­lib­er­ate, dis­ci­plined and driven ap­proach that Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes was fol­low­ing with ex­e­cu­tion on the MAX, 787-10 and 777X de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes and the study of how to op­ti­mally ad­dress mid­dle of the mar­ket in the next decade. Look­ing fur­ther into the fu­ture Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Sin­nett ex­plored the pos­si­bil­i­ties for ad­vanc­ing au­ton­o­mous tech­nol­ogy to help en­hance safety, de­ci­sion­mak­ing and traf­fic man­age­ment in the face of con­tin­ued pro­jected growth in air trans­porta­tion.

Boe­ing also an­nounced the launch of Boe­ing An­a­lytX, which has brought to­gether more than 800 an­a­lyt­ics ex­perts from across the com­pany fo­cused on trans­form­ing data into ac­tion­able in­sights and cus­tomer so­lu­tions. Five cus­tomer agree­ments were an­nounced to pro­vide so­lu­tions pow­ered by Boe­ing An­a­lytX.

The Boe­ing 737 MAX 9 starred in the daily fly­ing dis­play while the 787-10 Dream­liner, P-8A, V-22, AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chi­nook were fea­tured in the static dis­play.

Boe­ing also an­nounced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the new­est mem­ber of the 737 MAX fam­ily at the show. “The 737 MAX 10 will have the low­est seat-mile cost of any sin­gle-aisle air­plane ever pro­duced. The air­liner has gained wide mar­ket ac­cep­tance with more than 240 or­ders and com­mit­ments se­cured from more than 10 cus­tomers world­wide. The 737 MAX 10 ex­tends the com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage of the 737 MAX fam­ily and we’re hon­oured that so many cus­tomers across the world have em­braced the out­stand­ing value it will bring to their fleets,” stated Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes Pres­i­dent and CEO Kevin McAl­lis­ter. “Air­lines wanted a larger, bet­ter op­tion in the large sin­gle-aisle seg­ment with the op­er­at­ing ad­van­tages of the 737 MAX fam­ily. Adding the 737 MAX 10 gives our cus­tomers the most flex­i­bil­ity in the mar­ket, pro­vid­ing their fleets the range ca­pa­bil­ity, fuel ef­fi­ciency and un­sur­passed re­li­a­bil­ity that the 737 MAX fam­ily is widely known for,” he added.

De­sign changes for the 737 MAX 10 in­clude a fuse­lage stretch of 66 inches com­pared to the 737 MAX 9 and lev­ered main land­ing gear. The air­plane has the ca­pac­ity to carry up to 230 pas­sen­gers. Other changes in­clude a vari­able exit limit rat­ing mid-exit door, a lighter flat aft pres­sure bulk­head and a mod­i­fied wing for low speed drag re­duc­tion.

Like Boe­ing’s other 737 MAX mod­els, the 737 MAX 10 in­cor­po­rates CFM In­ter­na­tional LEAP-1B engines, ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy winglets, Boe­ing Sky In­te­rior, large flight deck dis­plays, and other im­prove­ments to de­liver the high­est ef­fi­ciency, re­li­a­bil­ity and pas­sen­ger com­fort in the sin­gle-aisle mar­ket. Lock­heed Martin’s LM-100J com­mer­cial freighter air­craft made its in­ter­na­tional de­but at the 2017 In­ter­na­tional Paris Air Show. The LM-100J rep­re­sents the 17th dif­fer­ent mis­sion ca­pa­bil­ity for the C-130J Su­per Her­cules plat­form and is an up­dated ver­sion of the L- 100 cargo air­craft, which Lock­heed Martin pro­duced from 1964-1992. The LM-100J made its first flight on 25 May 2017.”The LM-100J has per­formed re­mark­ably well in flight tests just two weeks af­ter its first flight. Be­cause of this strong per­for­mance, we de­cided to fly the LM-100J to Paris to be on dis­play at the world’s great­est air­show,” said Ge­orge Shultz, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager, Air Mo­bil­ity & Mar­itime Mis­sions at Lock­heed Martin. “The LM100J’s pres­ence at the Paris Air Show truly places it on the world’s stage, of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity to high­light its proven ca­pa­bil­i­ties and un­matched ver­sa­til­ity to the global com­mer­cial mar­ket­place. We are hon­oured to in­tro­duce the world to the LM-100J!”

Lock­heed Martin also in­tro­duced the C-130J-SOF, the new­est Su­per Her­cules air­craft con­fig­ured for in­ter­na­tional mil­i­tary special op­er­a­tions re­quire­ments. The C-130J-SOF is the 10th pro­duc­tion vari­ant of the Su­per Her­cules. This multi-mis­sion air­craft is specif­i­cally in­tended to meet the unique de­mands as­so­ci­ated with ex­e­cut­ing op­er­a­tions of strate­gic im­por­tance in sup­port of in­ter­na­tional Special Op­er­a­tions Forces (SOF).

“The C-130J’s in­her­ent ver­sa­til­ity is ca­pa­ble of sup­port­ing mis­sions across a broad spec­trum of mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions,

and this is am­pli­fied once again with the C-130J-SOF,” stated Or­lando Car­valho, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Lock­heed Martin Aero­nau­tics. “As our global part­ners face in­creas­ing and evolv­ing threats that tran­scend bor­ders, they want a proven so­lu­tion. The C-130J-SOF, is in fact, the so­lu­tion that will en­sure se­cu­rity is pre­served around the world.”

The C-130J-SOF pro­vides the ca­pa­bil­ity to ex­e­cute In­tel­li­gence, Sur­veil­lance and Re­con­nais­sance (ISR) and psy­cho­log­i­cal op­er­a­tions, air­drop re­sup­ply, per­son­nel re­cov­ery, hu­man­i­tar­ian re­lief, as well as in­fil­tra­tion, ex­fil­tra­tion and re-sup­ply of SOF per­son­nel. With added special mis­sion equip­ment op­tions, the C-130J-SOF may also be con­fig­ured for armed over watch that in­cludes a 30mm gun and Hell­fire mis­siles, heli­copter/fighter/ver­ti­cal lift ae­rial re­fu­el­ing, and For­ward Area Re­fu­el­ing Point (FARP) op­er­a­tions.

“Our global part­ners said they need to sup­port their SOF teams with a so­lu­tion that is re­li­able, af­ford­able, ef­fec­tive and in­te­grated. They must sup­port their teams in the sky, on the sea and on the ground,” said Ge­orge Shultz, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager, Air Mo­bil­ity and Mar­itime Mis­sions at Lock­heed Martin. “In­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tors want a special mis­sions Su­per Her­cules that’s proven and a true force mul­ti­plier. To­day, we offer that so­lu­tion to the world in the form of the C-130J-SOF.”

Bom­bardier Con­nect

Bom­bardier Com­mer­cial Air­craft con­cluded a suc­cess­ful week at the Paris Air Show, where it had the “op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with cus­tomers” from around the world and an­nounced up to US$2 bil­lion in or­ders and other com­mit­ments. “We are con­clud­ing the air­show with solid mo­men­tum, and I am very pleased with the level of in­ter­est and ac­tiv­ity we are see­ing in all of our air­craft pro­grammes,” said Fred Cromer, Pres­i­dent, Bom­bardier Com­mer­cial Air­craft. “With our unique prod­uct port­fo­lio, we are the leader in the mar­ket seg­ment be­low 150 seats, and the or­ders and com­mit­ments, from mul­ti­ple op­er­a­tors, for over 60 Q400 air­craft an­nounced dur­ing the air­show are clear demon­stra­tions that Bom­bardier al­ready has in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions that meet mar­ket re­quire­ments for larger and higher-per­for­mance tur­bo­props .”

The air­show was also an op­por­tu­nity for Bom­bardier to show­case its CS300 air­craft along­side launch op­er­a­tor air Baltic. “As the mo­men­tum con­tin­ues to build up fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful first year in ser­vice of the CSeries air­craft, we are pleased that air­lines around the world are demon­strat­ing grow­ing in­ter­est as they wit­ness the CSeries per­for­mance and hear about the over­whelm­ing pos­i­tive feed­back from pas­sen­gers and our launch op­er­a­tors,” added Fred Cromer.

The E-2

Demon­strat­ing the com­pany’s unique po­si­tion within the com­mer­cial, de­fence, and ex­ec­u­tive air­craft mar­kets, three Em­braer air­craft made their Paris de­but. This was Em­braer’s largest pres­ence at a ma­jor air­show bring­ing to­gether a static dis­play that show­cased the new E195-E2, the largest mem­ber of the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of Em­braer’s fam­ily of com­mer­cial jets, the multi- mis­sion trans­port and ae­rial re­fu­el­ing air­craft KC-390 and the state-ofthe-art mid-light business jet Legacy 450, “a re­mark­able union of tech­nol­ogy and de­sign air­craft that flies faster and far­ther than any other jets in its class”. Th­ese three full fly-by-wire tech­nol­ogy new gen­er­a­tion air­craft took part at the air­show’s daily flight dis­play.

Also, ac­cord­ing to the their lat­est Mar­ket Out­look, Em­braer projects a steady mar­ket de­mand for 6,400 new jets in the 70- 130+ seat ca­pac­ity cat­e­gory ( 2,280 units in the 70-90 seat seg­ment and 4,120 units in the 90-130+ seat seg­ment), worth USD 300 bil­lion by 2036. The 70-130+ seat jet world fleet-in-ser­vice will in­crease from 2,700 air­craft in 2016 to 6,710 by 2036, the fastest grow­ing seg­ment among all air­craft seat ca­pac­i­ties. Mar­ket growth will drive 63% of to­tal de­mand and the re­main­ing 37% will be de­liv­ered to re­place age­ing air­craft.

“Whilst re­gion-spe­cific out­looks vary con­sid­er­ably, the un­der­ly­ing driv­ers to sus­tain the pro­jected mar­ket de­mand for jets in the 70-130+ seat ca­pac­ity cat­e­gory re­main in­tact, from feed­ing com­plex bank struc­tures at ma­jor hubs to pi­o­neer­ing new mar­kets and com­ple­ment nar­row- body air­craft oper­a­tion. Fleet op­ti­mi­sa­tion is crit­i­cal in the vi­cis­si­tudes of business cy­cles, and a ra­tio­nalised fleet does not nec­es­sar­ily sig­nify an op­ti­mised one. Right- sized air­craft call for a new smarter ap­proach. Greater con­trol in match­ing air­craft ca­pac­ity to mar­ket de­mand pre­vents the ero­sion of unit rev­enues and pro­vides com­pet­i­tive cost struc­ture”, stated Em­braer of­fi­cials.

“The E195-E2, for ex­am­ple, will pro­vide an at­trac­tive propo­si­tion with much lower trip costs and com­pa­ra­ble seat-mile costs to than its large nar­row-body coun­ter­parts, while com­bin­ing growth and higher re­turns with the op­por­tu­nity to in­crease unit rev­enue with a right-sized air­craft.” The air­line in­dus­try is no­to­ri­ously known for its boom and bust cy­cles. Bet­ter seat in­ven­tory con­trol al­lows a con­tin­u­ous search for higher prof­its and ef­fi­ciency. The abil­ity to shift back to­wards rev­enue unit growth, in­stead of ag­gres­sive ca­pac­ity ex­pan­sion, is cru­cial”, stated John Slat­tery, Pres­i­dent& CEO, Em­braer Com­mer­cial Avi­a­tion.

Jets in the 70- 130+ seat ca­pac­ity cat­e­gory are one of the main pil­lars of business sus­tain­abil­ity. The E-Jets E2 is “per­fectly po­si­tioned to keep Em­braer as the mar­ket leader in the seg­ment and max­imise prof­itabil­ity for both air­lines and leas­ing com­pa­nies”.

En­hanced ATRs

ATR is fi­nal­is­ing the eval­u­a­tion for the launch of a ver­sion of the ATR 42-600 with en­hanced Short Take- Off and Land­ing (STOL) ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The re­gional tur­bo­prop air­craft man­u­fac­turer is ready to offer this new ver­sion, the ATR 42-600S, to its cur­rent and po­ten­tial cus­tomers. The ATR 42- 600S will sub­stan­tially re­duce the min­i­mum length of run­way re­quired to take-off and land with full pas­sen­ger

ca­pac­ity, down to only 800 me­tres. By im­prov­ing th­ese ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the ATR 42-600s, hun­dreds of air­ports with run­way lengths between 800 and 900 me­tres will be able to ac­co­mo­date the air­craft, thus in­creas­ing business op­por­tu­ni­ties for its op­er­a­tors.

As of to­day, a large and age­ing fleet of nearly 2,200 re­gional air­craft from 30 to 50 seats op­er­ate all over the world. Among this fleet, tur­bo­props ac­count for nearly 60% ( 1,200 air­craft), and pro­vide an es­sen­tial con­nec­tiv­ity to smaller and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties. Th­ese tur­bo­props serve over 3,100 routes to­day, with one third of th­ese routes re­ly­ing ex­clu­sively on th­ese air­craft.

“The fleet of in­ef­fi­cient pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion re­gional air­craft will need to be re­placed in the years to come. The ATR 42 “per­fectly ad­dresses this mar­ket with a com­bi­na­tion of moder­nity, re­li­a­bil­ity and the high­est stan­dards of pas­sen­ger com­fort. The ATR 42 matches trip costs of 30-seater air­craft while adding seats and driv­ing down unit costs, thus gen­er­at­ing po­ten­tial to stim­u­late de­mand”. ATR sees a po­ten­tial for nearly 600 de­liv­er­ies of 50- seater tur­bo­props in the 20 years to come.

Com­ment­ing on the po­ten­tial for this new ver­sion of the ATR 42-600, Chris­tian Scherer, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of ATR, stated: “Fa­cil­i­tat­ing the emer­gence of fu­ture traf­fic as well as main­tain­ing the con­nec­tiv­ity of com­mu­ni­ties is at the heart of ATR’s role. This is why we have de­cided to fur­ther ad­dress the chal­lenges of air­field ac­ces­si­bil­ity, al­low­ing growth in air ser­vices for re­mote ar­eas as well. We are now propos­ing the ATR 42-600S to our op­er­a­tors and we look for­ward to pos­i­tive feed­back from the mar­ket”.

And as for the pilots !

CAE re­leased its first CAE Air­line Pi­lot De­mand Out­look, pro­vid­ing the air­line in­dus­try with key in­sights on the fu­ture need for pro­fes­sional pilots in com­mer­cial avi­a­tion. The 10-year view builds on key driv­ers, vari­ables and trends and ad­dresses air­line pi­lot needs around the world. The re­port ex­poses a global re­quire­ment for 255,000 new air­line pilots over the next 10 years to sus­tain the growth of the com­mer­cial air trans­port in­dus­try and sup­port re­tire­ments. It also re­ports a need to de­velop 180,000 first of­fi­cers into air­line cap­tains, a greater num­ber than in any pre­vi­ous decade. The doc­u­ment breaks down the num­bers by re­gion and pro­vides a thor­ough anal­y­sis of the train­ing needs of the avi­a­tion in­dus­try.

“As the lead­ing train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion in the world, we are very proud to in­tro­duce our first-ever CAE Air­line Pi­lot De­mand Out­look to the mar­ket, which will pro­vide air­lines with a view on the up­com­ing needs and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sional pilots,” said Marc Par­ent, CAE’s Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer. “It is fair to say that the ma­jor­ity of to­day’s pilots have been in con­tact with CAE at some point in their ca­reer, whether it be in one of our acad­e­mies, train­ing cen­tres, as part of a fly­ing as­sign­ment or in one of our full- flight sim­u­la­tors. As such, we deeply un­der­stand the pi­lot de­vel­op­ment process and our ex­pe­ri­ence sourc­ing and train­ing pilots for air­lines from di­verse re­gions gives us a unique po­si­tion to un­der­stand th­ese in­sights.”

“The air­line in­dus­try will need 70 new type-rated pilots per day for the next 10 years to meet global de­mand,” said Nick Leon­tidis, CAE Group Pres­i­dent, Civil Avi­a­tion Train­ing So­lu­tions. “This record de­mand will chal­lenge cur­rent pi­lot re­cruit­ment chan­nels and de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes. New and in­no­va­tive pi­lot ca­reer path­ways and train­ing sys­tems will be re­quired to meet the in­dus­try’s pi­lot needs and ever-evolv­ing safety, com­pe­tency and ef­fi­ciency stan­dards. We’re very proud to share this first com­pre­hen­sive re­port with the in­dus­try and con­tinue to shape the fu­ture of pi­lot train­ing with our avi­a­tion part­ners and col­leagues”.

Das­sault’s Rafale at the static dis­play

Air­bus pre­sented its en­hanced A380: the “A380­plus”

En­ter­ing ser­vice this year, the A350-1000 has a wing­span of al­most 65 me­tres, a range of 14,800 km and seats 366 pas­sen­gers (photo: Air­bus)

Boe­ing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017

Lock­heed Martin’s LM-100J com­mer­cial freighter air­craft made its in­ter­na­tional de­but at Le Bour­get 2017

Lock­heed Martin has in­tro­duced the C-130J-SOF, the new­est Su­per Her­cules air­craft

Lock­heed Martin’s F-35 Light­ning II gave its Paris Air Show (photo: LM)

Em­braer’s new E195-E2 at Le Bour­get

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