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The 54th edition of the International Aeronautics and Space Show was held at Le Bourget (93) near Paris from June 19 to 25, 2023.

The 54th edition of the International Aeronautics and Space Show was held at Le Bourget (93) near Paris from June 19 to 25, 2023.

The event which has just ended welcomed nearly 300,000 visitors, the days from June 19 to 22 were only open and dedicated to professionals and prohibited to those under 16 years old. The show was open to the general public from June 23-25 where in-flight performances took place daily. Visitors were able to discover demonstrations of Rafale, Mirage, Typhoon, Ecureuil and even Falcon. They could also see Airbuses and Boeings on the tarmac.

Policy visit

The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the 54th edition of the SIAE on June 19. Through this visit, he intended to emphasize industrial sovereignty and decarbonization issues as well as France’s assets to achieve this. He also pleaded for international taxation of airline tickets. At the CNES pavilion he was accompanied by the astronaut of the Proxima mission, Thomas Pesquet. Both are equipped with virtual reality headsets to take a tour of the surface of Mars, thanks to the VR2Mars application. The latter offers new tools to scientists and teachers and provides a better understanding of the activity of robots sent to the red planet, such as that of the Curiosity rover.

The stand was also visited by Claudie Haigneré, scientist, astronaut and politician, ambassador and adviser to the President of the European Space Agency (ESA).

For her part, Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne went to the show on June 23, she met Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation and exchanged with the main industrial players in the sector, young professionals, resource managers human beings or entrepreneurs engaged in aeronautical innovation.

For this visit to the most important meeting of the aeronautics and space industry in the world, Elizabeth Borne focused her trip on the decarbonization of the aviation sector, training for professions in the sector and the challenges of defence, economic sovereignty and strategy of this changing sector. This visit was a continuation of that of the Head of State. in particular on the increase in public funding for R&D and on the support of 200 million euros for the development of biofuels to build the aviation of tomorrow.

After this visit, the Prime Minister chaired the National Industry Council, which will take stock of the progress of the decarbonization roadmaps for the most emitting sectors and sites. The discussion focused on the means and levers to make France a leader in the decarbonization of its industry.

SIAE, the figures

2,500 exhibitors from 46 countries. The show brings together major companies in the sector but also a large number of schools. Gathered in the Concorde hall, they sought the attention of young visitors, including many students. This was also the case of the French Army.
Nearly 300,000 visitors (130,000 professionals and 170,000 general public)
1,850 journalists from 75 countries
150 aircraft.
322 official delegations from over 100 countries
13 visits by French Ministers and Secretary of State
296 start-ups from 21 countries
150 billion dollars in orders and contracts signed
Important dates
1909: First exhibition entirely devoted to “Aerial Locomotion”
1969: Presentation of the Concorde 001 and 002 as well as the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet
1983: Presentation of the space shuttle Enterprise accompanied by the shuttle Carrier Aircraft
2001: Presentation of the Rafale
2005: Presentation of the Airbus A 380
2009: Great return of the Patrouille de France since 1973
2011: All-record show and presence of the first solar-powered aircraft, the “Solar Impulse”. Presence for the first time of a Chinese aircraft manufacturer, COMAC.
2013: The SIAE becomes the 3rd international event to receive the ISO 20121 eco-responsible label. Return of Russian aviation with the Sukhoi SU-35
2015: attendance record
2016: SIAE’s ISO 20121 certification is renewed
2021: Edition canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The new Hall 3

Paris-Le-Bourget airport now hosts a new hall 3 since January 31, 2023. It was delivered after 7 years of work, 2 years of design and 20 months of work. This new, more eco-sustainable building includes 19,260 m² of exhibition space compared to 12,040 m² in the old hall. As for the ceiling, it is 9 meters high instead of 5. The construction required 200,000 hours of work, 20,000 of which were in integration and vocational training. The first use was for the Paris Air Show 2023. It will then be made available to the Organizing Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to house the Main Media Center (radio broadcasting and production center). television and print media).

Aircraft present at SIAE 2023

The 54th SIAE exhibited nearly 158 aircraft from all over the world, for 10 days at Le Bourget. Visitors were able to discover the A32LR and A350-900 for Airbus including an Air France A220-300, the ATR 72-600 or the Embraer E195-E2.
Regarding the Boeing airliners, we had to wait for more information. On the other hand, the list of military aircraft was very important, the 777X was eagerly awaited.

Every day, flight demonstrations took place, we could see the A321XRL and the H 160 helicopter as well as 3 Air Force planes (Rafale, A400M, Pilatus) but also the Patrouille de France or Pipistrel’s Velis Electro.

The Plane of Trades

A meeting point between businesses, educational establishments, associations and the general public, the Avion des métiers is a unique opportunity to meet those who design, produce, sell and maintain aircraft. It hosts conferences, events, HR events on employment/training themes, school visits by middle and high school students as well as numerous official delegations.

The Air and Space Museum

Located at Paris-Le-Bourget airport, Europe’s leading business airport, the Air and Space Museum tells the story of aviation and allows you to admire the first planes. It is one of the first aeronautical museums in the world thanks to its age and its collections comprising more than 40,000 objects.


The SIAE has been held every two years at Le Bourget since its creation in 1909. The next edition of the Paris Air Show will be held from June 16 to 22, 2025 at the Bourget exhibition center.

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