The Paris Air Show commenced this morning in France, gathering industry leaders, representatives from the many aero supply chains, and delegations from around the world. The Washington-born Boeing Company has a large showcase and is expected to unveil the new 787-10 model at some point. Already, Qatar Airways has reportedly ordered nine of Boeing’s 777-300 extended range airplanes, and GE Capital Aviation Services ordered ten 787-10X models at the airshow.
Growth in the commercial airline industry is predicted to soar in the next 10 to 20 years with demand for aircraft replacements, technological improvements in planes’ fuel efficiency, and other advancements in new models. As a worldwide industry leader, Boeing brings in billions of dollars annually to Washington State’s economy and creates many manufacturing and STEM-related jobs.
Also present at the Paris Air Show is Airbus, which has plans to display its A350 XWB model, competing with Boeing in wide-bodied planes.
The Trade Development Alliance’s International Leadership Mission is currently taking place in Paris and will be attending the Paris Air Show.