Now just over a week away, the Paris Airshow has got us excited. The aircraft display list has been released, and while it could still be subject to change, there are some great aircraft lined up. The Simple Flying team decided to share their favourite aircraft including examples from Airbus and Boeing.
The Airbus A220 is a nifty little aircraft which is becoming popular with airlines. In fact, airBaltic is looking to operate an A220 only fleet of aircraft. Simple Flying’s Nick is especially looking forward to seeing the A220 as he says “I want to see a window in the bathroom, the extended leg room, the space, the engines”.
Personally, I’d have to agree. I’m yet to see the Airbus A220 in person, and it looks like an impressive aircraft for its mission. The Airbus A220 will be on display at static position C4 until 20th June.
Simple Flying’s Jo is particularly looking forward to seeing the Airbus A350-1000. The A350-1000 will be displayed at the airshow by Qatar Airways complete with Qsuite first class. The airline will also be bringing along the Gulfstream G-500 to show off, one of their private jets. The Airbus A350 will be on display at the location C6 until 20th June.
Ending our little Airbus streak is the Airbus A380. This is one of my favourite airshow aircraft. Indeed, I have seen the aircraft pushed beyond normal passenger flight at several of Farnborough’s Airshows. The routine the pilots perform is jaw-dropping.
Regular readers will know that the HiFly A380 is a Simple Flying favourite, and I’m especially excited that this will be the aircraft on display. The Airbus A380 is yet to receive a confirmed location, as it will be flying in the display.
The only Boeing aircraft to appear in our lineup is the Boeing 787-9. This will feature another exciting livery as the aircraft is being provided by Air Tahiti Nui. Air Tahiti Nui has arguably one of the most colourful cabins in the sky, and I’d love the opportunity to see it in person! Once again, the Boeing 787-9 will be displayed flying and is yet to get a final location. Boeing is also expected to announce the Boeing NMA or “797” at the Paris Airshow.
While Simple Flying traditionally focuses on large commercial aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus, we’re excited to see the HondaJet. Why you may ask? Because of its unique wing mounted engines. The Honda Jet has engines above the wings towards the rear of the fuselage. Traditionally, these would be attached to the fuselage, however, Honda has mounted them to the top side of the wing. The HondaJet will be displayed at the location B3.
Last but not least, the team is looking forward to seeing the Mitsubishi MRJ90. The aircraft will attend the airshow sporting ANA’s white and blue livery. The aircraft is designed to carry 70-90 passengers and took its first flight in 2015. Deliveries are scheduled to start next year. The MRJ90 will be displayed at location B6 until 20th June.
Will you be attending the Paris Airshow? Which aircraft are you excited to see at the Paris Airshow? Let us know in the comments!