Paris Air Show 2019

According to figures provided by the event’s organisers, the biennial Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport is the world’s largest aviation and space industry event. In 2019, the 53rd show will take place from 17 to 23 June. The first four days of the show are reserved for trade visitors, and the final three days are open to the general public. In 2017, almost 2400 exhibitors presented more than 400 new products at Le Bourget. A total of 322,000 visitors registered, including 142,000 trade visitors and 290 official delegations from 48 countries. In addition to services and products for civil and military aviation, the ‘spacecraft, satellites and telecommunications’ sector is also strongly represented in Paris.

Photo © SIAE 2017 – Anthony Guerra & Alex Marc

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 |  A rover for Phobos and Deimos

DLR signs a cooperation agreement with JAXA and CNES at the Paris Air Show

Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. These are the target of the Japanese Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, which also involves international partners. Scheduled for launch in 2024. it will enter Mars orbit n 2025, and return samples to Earth in 2029. The spacecraft will carry a German-French rover that will land on either Phobos or Deimos and explore the surface in detail for several months. The scientists hope to gain new insights into the formation and evolution of the Solar System. At the International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), the Japanese space agency JAXA and the French space agency CNES agreed to further collaborate on the world’s first exploration of a minor Solar System body with a rover.

 

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Monday, 17 June 2019 | DLR and ONERA – joint AI research for the aerospace sector

On 17 June 2019, during the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the French research organisation ONERA (Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales) met at the DLR stand to agree their collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Over time, this cooperation could be used as a basis to establish a ‘virtual’ Franco-German AI research centre for the European aerospace sector.

DLR and ONERA have defined five core topics for their joint research:

  • human-machine interaction and work sharing between Unmanned Aerial Systems (UA) and human operators
  • predictive maintenance using concepts such as digital twins or structural health monitoring that involve the development of smart vehicle structures that ‘sense’ damage, for example
  • automation within logistics and interactive robotics
  • intelligent flight control systems
  • new reconnaissance technologies.

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Monday, 17 June 2019 | DLR at the Paris Air Show 2019

Sustainable mobility, digital progress, and a new view of the planet Mercury

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be showcasing its latest projects and research results from 17 to 23 June 2019 at this year’s Paris Air Show. At the joint German stand in Hall 2C, DLR will be featuring its activities in digitalisation, climate change and maintaining mobility. On display will be technical innovations for eco-efficient aircraft with lower carbon dioxide and noise emissions, including electric flight, as well as the DLR Falcon 20E, the flying laboratory for environmental and climate research. A model of the German-French satellite mission MERLIN for the observation of the greenhouse gas methane will also be showcased. This mission focuses on the global monitoring of the dynamic system Earth from space. The mobile astronaut assistant CIMON®, the planned demonstrator of a reusable rocket stage and the two instruments that DLR has contributed to the European BepiColombo mission to Mercury round off the trade fair appearance in the space sector.

 

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As part of the German joint participation, 36 exhibitors will be gathering under the umbrella of the German Aerospace Industries Association(BDLI) in Hall 2C. The German Aerospace Center  (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be present with approximately 100 square metres of exhibition space (stand C357). The elements of DLR’s aeronautics research on show will include the concept for a regional aircraft with distributed electric propulsion, a VR-based helicopter simulator and an integrated system for testing technologies for autonomous flight. A reusable launcher stage that can take off and land vertically and contributions to the instrument payload on board BepiColombo, the European Mercury mission, represent DLR’s work in space exploration at Le Bourget. Projects funded by the DLR Space Administration in the fields of crewed spaceflight, exploration and remote sensing will also be displayed on the stand.

DLR will also be showcasing its airborne laboratory for environmental and climate research – a Dassault Falcon 20E with the registration D-CMET – in the outdoor exhibition area.

In the French Space Agency’s (CNES) pavilion, DLR will present Franco-German collaborative projects, including those from the fields of climate monitoring and exploration.

BepiColombo (BELA)

BepiColombo (BELA)

BepiColombo (MERTIS)

BepiColombo (MERTIS)

CALLISTO

CALLISTO

CIMON®

CIMON®

Dassault Falcon 20E-5 (D-CMET)

Dassault Falcon 20E-5 (D-CMET)

Distributed Electric Propulsion

Distributed Electric Propulsion

eROSITA

eROSITA

MERLIN

MERLIN

Multimodal Cockpit Simulator (MMCS)

Multimodal Cockpit Simulator (MMCS)

Numerical Simulation

Numerical Simulation

superARTIS

superARTIS