June 14 The 47th Paris air show which opens on Monday is the world's largest. Here are some details about the event:
** 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.
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