Paris Air Show

Drawing more than 150,000 industry attendees and featuring 2,113 exhibitors from 45 countries, The International Paris Air Show is the one place everyone in aerospace wants to be in 2013.Washington State will certainly be there Jun 17-23. As a global aerospace leader, our state will have a significant presence at the Paris Air show – 51 delegates and 73 companies – as well an official trade mission delegation led by Rep. Rick Larsen.


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (center) Chooses Washington for a photo opportunity.

Many of our 1,256 aerospace companies and organizations will be in attendance, including 16 in the Washington State Pavilion. At 700 square feet, it is the largest exhibit space we have ever had at a major trade show and the booth will reinforce the message that our future as an global aerospace leader is bright while celebrating our rich aviation and space legacy, which dates back to the first powered flight in Washington in 1910.

The centerpiece of the pavilion is a history of Washington aviation, from daily flights of a dirigible at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition to the latest advances in space exploration, including planned expeditions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. This 10×30 foot wall is flanked by eight jet wings, soaring above the crowd.

Check out what is going on at the Washington State Pavilion in our Paris Air Show Blog.

And don’t forget to visit our interactive timeline showing our Century of Know-How .