The Innovation Zone Returns with a Near Real Experience

Situated in the Concorde Hall of the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget, the innovated-focused Paris Air Lab returns after its debut in the 2017 edition of the Paris Air Show

Issue: 6 / 2019By Ayushee ChaudharyPhoto(s): By Paris Air Show
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After its successful debut in 2017, the original exhibition space under the name of ‘Paris Air Lab’ returns in the 53rd edition of the Paris Air Show. Placed in the Concorde Hall of the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget, the future-focused exhibition will be completely committed to innovations from the major players as well as those from start-ups in the aerospace industry. Assuring to be the gateway into the future, the Air lab will let you into an extraordinary journey to discover tomorrow’s challenges: climate change, artificial intelligence, future of mobility. With the aim to showcase that innovation is at the heart of an aerospace industry that open to the fields of energy, digital technology or artificial intelligence, this “event inside the event”, will provide the visitors a week to think about the future of air and space mobility.

By offering immediate access to the innovations of today and tomorrow, this original exhibition space will transport you to the closest possibility of taking in some near real-life experiences of the technical innovations that the world is yet to witness especially through the areas dedicated to VR experiences, a unique Escape Game, testimonials of aerospace industry’s iconic figures and many other surprises.

This year two booths will be dedicated to collaborative and industrial innovation around 4 key exhibition areas: ENABLE, which will focus on innovative technologies in the industry; PROTECT, dedicated to the sustainable aerospace industry; TRAVEL, focused on the future of aeronautics mobility; and EXPLORE, featuring iconic space missions. The booth “Understanding climate change” will show how planes and satellites contribute to the understanding and monitoring of climate change through embedded devices. Every day, leading figures and experts coming from various horizons (industrial professionals, engineers, scientists, and researchers) will come to exchange their points of view and expertise during conferences and debates.

From manufacturing 4.0 to space exploration and environment, Paris Air Lab will focus throughout the week on major topics for the aerospace industry with 24 display areas focusing on the sector’s manufacturers and start-ups.

Each day, a different theme will be addressed:

  • Monday: Manufacturing 4.0
  • Tuesday: Environment
  • Wednesday: Future of mobility & extraordinary journeys
  • Thursday: Space
  • Friday: Science and AI
  • Saturday & Sunday: General public, virtual reality

The Paris Air Lab will be located next to the ‘Careers Plane’ which highlights all the jobs available in aerospace from companies and individuals, who design, manufacture and maintain aircraft, sometimes giving youngsters the chance to use the tools themselves. Also, nearby will be the ‘The Sky of Tomorrow’ exhibition which presents an overview of environmentally-friendly aerospace research.