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Macron arrives for the opening of the air show in Le Bourget on a military transport plane

LE BOURGET, June 19. /TASS/. The President of France Emmanuel macron has officially opened Monday aerospace salon in Le Bourget. At the opening ceremony the head of the Republic arrived on a military transport aircraft Airbus A400M.

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The aerospace salon in Le Bourget


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Together with the President at Le Bourget came the Minister of the Armed forces of France, Sylvie Gular and the Minister of transport Elizabeth Bourne. After meeting the President and Ministers was followed by the air show with participation of aerobatic team Patrouille de France. After that, the macron should crawl exhibition . In the program of the visit was to visit a dozen booths of French and foreign participants.

After the tour, the President will hold a closed press lunch with representatives of small and medium French companies working in the aerospace industry. The theme of the meeting was innovation, teamwork and training for “occupations of tomorrow”.

Immediately after his visit to Le Bourget Makron have to go back to Paris for talks with the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe will be held on Sunday elections to the National Assembly – the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic. As expected, the Prime Minister will present to the President his resignation and will form a new Cabinet of Ministers based on the results of the elections, in which Pro-presidential movement “the Republic on the March” won an absolute parliamentary majority.

Show in Le Bourget

The international aerospace salon in Le Bourget is one of the largest industry exhibitions in the world and is held this year in 52 times. In total participation in the air show this year, taking a more 2370 exhibitors from 47 countries deployed 27 national pavilions, including Russian.

In the flying program of the air show will be attended by 33 aircraft. In the static display are 117 aircraft, including 99 aircraft, 16 helicopters and two UAV (unmanned vehicles will also be exhibited at the stands of individual companies).

Total showroom area is 324 sq m, which corresponds to the area of 46 football fields. According to the organizers, in business days exhibition will be visited by 150 thousand people in the open – another 200 thousand Salon will conclude on June 25.

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