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The Paris Air Show

Niamh McNamara | - 06/07/2015
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The longest-running aerospace trade show in the world, the International Paris Air Show gets underway at Le Bourget from June 15-21.

Organized by the SIAE, a subsidiary of the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS), the show has been an important meeting opportunity for industry professionals and at the centre of innovations and developments in the global aerospace industry since its launch.

On June 19-21 the show is open to the public, providing a fantastic opportunity for aerospace enthusiasts to indulge their curiosity and find out more about a career in the industry.

Attracting well over 100,000 non-industry visitors, it’s a great way to quiz aerospace professionals!

Here is some information you’ll need if you’re planning to attend the show.


Immigration

Non-EU members

Passengers
  • A visa is required
  • A Schengen visa is also valid for French Guiana, French West Indies and Reunion, provided it’s endorsed with the following: “Also valid for French territories being in observation of the respective French territories”
Crew
  • A passport and General Declaration Form are required
  • Crew members must wear their uniforms and the duration of their stay must be according to the General Declaration

EU members

Passengers
  • A valid passport and/or country ID is required
  • No visa is required
Crew
  • A passport and General Declaration Form required
  • Crew members must wear their uniforms and the duration of their stay must be according to the General Declaration
Note:
  • Visitors who do not hold return/onward tickets could be refused entry
  • Passports and passport replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to date of travel will not be accepted
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay as well as documents required for their next destination

Customs

EU citizens

There is free import for passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU for personal use only. This including the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion.

  • Tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and above: (1 of the following)
    • 800 cigarettes
    • 400 cigarillos
    • 200 cigars
    • 1kg of pipe or cigarette tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years and above:
    • 10 liters of spirits over 22%
    • 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%
    • 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine)
    • 110 liters of beer

Non-EU citizens

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (including Canary Islands, Channel Islands):

  • Tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 years and over: (1 of the following)
    • 200 cigarettes
    • 100 cigarillos (max. 3g each)
    • 50 cigars
    • 250g of smoking tobacco
    • A proportional mix of these products
  • Alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years and above: (1 of the following)
    • 1 liter of spirits over 22% volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume
    • 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines
    • A proportional mix of these products
And in addition:

4 liters still wine and 16 liters of beer; medicines for personal requirements and other goods up to a total value of EUR 430 (per adult) or EUR 90 for those aged under 15.

Note: Such amounts cannot be cumulated by several people.

Jewelry: Export of gold must be declared with the exception of personal jewelry weighing under 500 grams.

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/


Baggage Clearance

Baggage can be cleared at any airport in France.

The baggage of passengers whose destination is outside France in transit via Paris, International Airport Charles de Gaulle or Orly is exempt.


Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.


Currency

The local currency is Euro (EUR)

There are no restrictions on Euro and foreign currencies if you are arriving from, or traveling, to another EU Member State.

The same regulations apply for import and export.

Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency), including banker’s draft and checks of any kind, must be declared if arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU.


Airports

Paris, FRA // LFPB // LBG (IATA)
  • N 48° 58.2′ E 02° 26.5′ Mag Var: 2.0°W
  • Elevation: 220′
  • Fuel: Jet, Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
  • DST Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 GMT + 2:00

DST Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 GMT + 1:00

Accreditation number and slot are required for aircraft arriving at LFPB airport in this period, regardless of participation in the air show.

Private flights
  • OVF / LNG permit PPR authorization is required
  • UAS can assist for accreditation number and slot
Non-Scheduled flights
  • OVF / LNG permit PPR authorization is required
  • UAS can assist for accreditation number and slot

Prior Permission Required:

Special documents regarding the aircraft or crew- UAS can assist with this

Parking
  • There is a parking restriction on the airport demo zone
  • There is no restriction on all other parking

Fuel

  • UAS Fuel Service availability by Truck browser providing Jet A1

Note: For the duration of the show the airport will have daily closures (for demo flights), during this period no landing and takeoff is allowed. This may cause delays.

Paris, FRA // LFPG // CDG (IATA)
  • N 49° 00.6′ E 02° 32.9′ Mag Var: 2.0°W
  • Elevation: 392′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1, Jet 4
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
  • DST Sunday, 29 Marzo 2015 GMT + 2:00

DST Sunday, 25 October 2015 GMT + 1:00

Private flights
  • OVF / LNG permits are not required
  • UAS can assist with a slot
Non-Scheduled flights
  • OVF / LNG permits are required
  • UAS can assist with this

Fuel

• UAS Fuel Service availability by Truck browser providing Jet A1

Note: All permits and slots should be requested at least three days prior planned arrival


Location

Parc des Expositions Paris-le Bourget, Aéroport Paris-le Bourget is located just ten minutes from Paris, around 15 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport and beside Paris Le Bourget Business Airport.

 

Blog.UAS | Paris Airshow Map

Blog.UAS | Paris Airshow Map


Show admittance

Trade visitors

  • The show will be open from 8.30am to 6pm on Monday, June 15 to Thursday, June 18
  • There is no admittance for children under 16 years of age
  • Prepare to be asked to produce a business card or professional ID at the entrance

Exhibitors

  • The show will be open to exhibitors from 6.30am to 7pm on Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21

The public

  • The show will be open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm on Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21

Media

  • The show will be open to the press from 7am to 7pm on Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21

Accommodation

Hotels near Le Bourget

  • Park and Suites Elegance Le Bourget
  • Aéro Hôtel
  • Mercure Paris Le Bourget
  • AC Hotel Paris Le Bourget Airport by Marriott
  • Kyriad Prestige Le Bourget Aéroport

Hotels near LFPG

  • Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Novotel Paris CDG Terminal
  • citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Mercure Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Ex Pullman)

Transport

Train

If you’re travelling from the city it is best to park your car at the Regional Express Railway station. Take the RER line B which will drop you off at the railway station “Le Bourget”. From there, a shuttle bus (Bus 152) will then bring you to the exhibition center.

Car

It’s advised to use the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center carpark as it’s highly likely that the carparks at Le Bourget will fill quickly.

Shuttle buses

The International Paris Air Show provides visitors and exhibitors with free shuttles to and from the show (with the exemption of Porte Maillot which is one way only).

  • From RER B Le Bourget, June 15-21, every 15 minutes between 5.30am – 7.30pm
  • From Parc Expositions Villepinte, visitor parking P1, June 19-21, every ten minutes between 8am – 7.30pm
  • From Charles de Gaulle Airport, June 15-19, every 30 minutes between 3pm-7pm
  • From Subway Line 1, Porte Maillot, June 15-18, every 30 minutes from 4pm-7pm
  • From Subway Line 7, Fort d’Aubervilliers, June 19-21, every 15 minutes between 8am- 7.30pm
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