FACTBOX-AIRSHOW-The Paris air show in facts and figures

Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:06pm EDT

 June 14 (Reuters) - The 47th Paris air show which opens on
Monday is the world's largest. Here are some details about the
 ** Brokerage analysts expect deals for at least 300 planes
worth $30 billion at list prices to be announced at the event.
 ** Analysts say Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI), Emirates
[EMAIR.UL], Qantas (QAN.AX) subsidiary Jetstar, India's
Kingfisher (UBHL.BO) and U.S. Airways LCC.N might announce
plane deals.
 ** Analysts are also looking for deals to go to engine
makers such as GE Aviation (GE.N) and Rolls-Royce (RR.L).
 ** Organisers expect 500,000 visitors, 2,000 exhibitors and
140 aircraft on display.
 ** The last show in 2005 attracted 480,000 visitors,
including 220,000 trade-related attendees.
 ** Paris is the world's largest air show in terms of
visitors and also the oldest, having been first held in 1909.
 ** Some 40 flying demonstrations will include the Airbus
EAD.PA A380 superjumbo, Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet and
Eurocopter Tigre attack helicopter.
 ** Paris hosted the prototypes of the Boeing 747 jumbo and
Concorde in 1969 but saw the crash of Russia's answer to the
Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144, in 1973.
 ** The event is held at Le Bourget airport, which was made
famous in 1927 when Charles Lindbergh landed there on the first
non-stop flight from New York to Paris.
 ** The biennial event runs June 18 to 24.