• Short Summary

    THE 28TH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW OPENS ON FRIDAY (MAY 30) AND ALL THIS WEEK AIRCRAFT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE CONVERGING ON LE BOURGET AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS.

  • Description

    THE 28TH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW OPENS ON FRIDAY (MAY 30) AND ALL THIS WEEK AIRCRAFT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE CONVERGING ON LE BOURGET AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS. MOST OF THE AIRCRAFT ARE ALREADY ON VIEW TO PRESS AND AVIATION EXPERT, BUT THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER TWO DAYS BEFORE THEY CAN SEE THE HUGE VARIETY OF AIRCRAFT - FROM SMALL TO GIGANTIC.

    FROM RUSSIA, SEVERAL ENTRIES - INCLUDING THE 3-ENGINE TUPOLEV TO-154 FOR MEDIUM AND LONG-RANGE FLIGHTS CARRYING FROM 128 TO 158 PASSENGERS; THE BERIEV BE-30, A 14-PASSENGER LIGHT TRANSPORT TURBOPROP FOR LANDING IN AIRFIELDS INADEQUATE FOR LARGER AIRCRAFT; AND THE SPECIALLY-ADAPTED GEOLOGICAL SURVEY VERSION OF THE KA-26 TWIN-ENGINED HELICOPTER BUILT BY KAMOV??? AGRICULTURAL WORK, FREIGHT TRANSPORT AND AIR AMBULANCE WORK. ALSO PROMOTERS THE U.S.S.R. DISPLAY, WERE COSMONAUTS CHATALOV AND ELISEEN. NOT TO BE SEEN AT THE SHOW -THE TU-144 SUPERSONIC AIRLINER WHICH CLOSELY ASSEMBLE THE CONCORDE AND WHICH WAS SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST SOVIET OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THAT IT COULD NOT BE SHOWN IN PARIS BECAUSE EXTREMELY CROWDED PROGRAMME OF SUMMER TRIALS.

    INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE BUILDING OF AIRCRAFT IS BECOMING AND MORE A MAJOR CONCERN IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES. AT LE BOURGET, THIS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIRCRAFT, FRENCH AND BRITISH COOPERATION IS SHOWN BY THE FRENCH PROTOTYPE OF THE SUPERSONIC CONCORDE, AND BY THE JAGUAR ADVANCED TRAINER AND TACTICAL STRIKE AIRCRAFT.

    ITALY'S AERMACCHI HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE A MANUFACTURING RIGHTS OUTSIDE THEN UNITED STATES OF LOCKHEED'S LIGHT UTILITY TRANSPORT - THE AL-6095 "CONESTOGA".

    WHILE FRANCE AND WEST GERMANY - AND POSSIBLY BRITAIN - ARE GOING AHEAD WITH PLANS FOR THE A300 AIRBUS WHICH IS DUE TO CARRY HE TO 300 PASSENGER ON MEDIUM-RANGE "BUS-STOP" TRIPS. A MODEL OF THE CROSS-SECTION OF THE FUSELAGE IS ON SHOW AT LE BOURGET.

    YUGOSLAVIA IS BEING REPRESENTED BY THE GALES ("SEAGUL") PASSENGER TRAINER OF THE YUGOSLAV AIR FORCE; AND THE JASTREB ("HAWK") - A LIGHT ATTACK FIGHTER VERSION OF THE GALES. BOTH ARE POWERED BY ROLLS ROYCE VIPER 531 SINGLE ENGINES.

    FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, THE L-410 TWIN-TURBOPROP LIGHT TRANSPORT FOR LOCAL PASSENGER AND FREIGHT SERVICES.

    ONE NOTABLE ABSENTEE FROM THE AIR SHOW WILL BE THE U.S. LOCKHEED C5A GALAXY, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRCRAFT, WHICH WILL HAVE TO REMAIN IN THE U.S PENDING CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO ITS COST. BUT A MAJOR AMERICAN DISPLAY WILL BE CENTRED AROUND MODELS AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF "APOLLO" MODULES.

    FRANCE WILL BE SHOWING DASSAULT'S LATEST SUPERSONIC FIGHTER BOMBER, THE MIRAGE F-1; AND THE SWING-WING FIGHTER JET, THE MIRAGE G. WHILE BRITAIN WILL, AMONG OTHERS, HAVE AN IMPORTANT PLACE FOR THE HAPPIER V/STOP JUMP JET.

    OTHER COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING INCLUDE SWEDEN, HOLLAND, ITALY, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, POLAND AND ISRAEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69C1GW9V10E43E17A21I7JF5A
    Media URN:
    VLVA69C1GW9V10E43E17A21I7JF5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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