Paris Air Show 2015

  • The 51st edition of the Paris Air Show got off to a rather gloomy start, with a gray sky threatening to spoil all the static and in-the-air fun. Thankfully, the rain never appeared and Gizmag joined spirited show-goers for a gawk at some splendid show spectacles.
  • Airbus Helicopters' new H160 was introduced at the Heli-Expo trade show back in March, but its first flight took place on June 13th and was announced this week at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft is reportedly both cleaner-running and quieter than its stablemates.
  • When we first covered the news of the E-Fan's first public flight, Airbus was only showing an artist's impression of what the production electric aircraft could look like. But this year the company had a full-sized version on display at the 51st Paris Air Show.
  • Airbus Helicopters has just announced the launch of the concept phase of its planned X6 heavy-lift helicopter. Over the next two years, the company will be seeking input from corporate customers and evaluating different designs.
  • Malloy Aeronautics has been busy in the last 10 months, today announcing a partnership with a Maryland-based military research firm to develop its Hoverbike vehicle for the US Department of Defense. Gizmag caught up with the Hoverbike team at the 2015 Paris Air Show.