Paris Air Show 2015 takes off; sleek air beauties to go on display

The 51st Paris Air Show opened at the Le Bourget a... more

Among the aircraft that is making its debut will be new versions of the prototype all-electric plane the ‘E-Fan’ from Airbus. Reuters
1/7Among the aircraft that is making its debut will be new versions of the prototype all-electric plane the ‘E-Fan’ from Airbus. Reuters
E-Fan’s cleaner, quieter civilian helicopter, the H160 also debuts at the spectacular Air Show. Reuters
2/7E-Fan’s cleaner, quieter civilian helicopter, the H160 also debuts at the spectacular Air Show. Reuters
An Airbus A380, the world’s largest jetliner, on display. Demand is high for single-aisle jets such as Airbus’ A320neo and Boeing’s 737 MAX. The big two—Boeing and Airbus are poised to win at least 220 orders for competing narrow-body jets at the show. Reuters
3/7An Airbus A380, the world’s largest jetliner, on display. Demand is high for single-aisle jets such as Airbus’ A320neo and Boeing’s 737 MAX. The big two—Boeing and Airbus are poised to win at least 220 orders for competing narrow-body jets at the show. Reuters
Airbus will also display its A400M military transport plane for the first time since a fatal crash in Spain last month caused by a massive engine failure.
4/7Airbus will also display its A400M military transport plane for the first time since a fatal crash in Spain last month caused by a massive engine failure.
A Dassault Rafale fighter C, a French twin-engine fighter aircraft, on display on the first day of the show. Reuters
5/7A Dassault Rafale fighter C, a French twin-engine fighter aircraft, on display on the first day of the show. Reuters
A Pilatus PC-21, a single-turboprop low wing swept monoplane,  on display at the show. Reuters
6/7A Pilatus PC-21, a single-turboprop low wing swept monoplane, on display at the show. Reuters
Passenger seating and windows inside the new Bombardier CS100 C Series aircraft. Bombardier’s new CSeries narrow-body jet seems to be outperforming expectations for fuel efficiency and performance. Bloomberg
7/7Passenger seating and windows inside the new Bombardier CS100 C Series aircraft. Bombardier’s new CSeries narrow-body jet seems to be outperforming expectations for fuel efficiency and performance. Bloomberg
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