The 2019 edition of the historic Paris Air Show took place in June.

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The 2019 edition of the historic Paris Air Show took place in June, featuring numerous product launches – among them key offerings from SKF.

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The 53rd Paris Air Show, held June 17–23, 2019, in the Parisian suburb of Le Bourget, attracted more than 2,450 exhibitors and some 316,500 visitors. Product launches included Airbus’s A321XLR, a long-range variant of the A321neo, and ATR’s short takeoff and landing (STOL) variant of its ATR 42-600, called the 42-600S. SKF presented its latest technological innovations for fixed-wing, helicopter, engine and gearbox applications, in addition to integrated Industry 4.0 and full life-cycle services.

“With a broad yet specialized product portfolio and focus on technology development and sustainability, SKF is the ideal partner for the full life cycle,” says Philippe Peroz, aerospace business unit manager, SKF. “From technology validation and product qualification to reliable operation, support and services, our worldwide operation ensures that there is an accessible and innovative solution, whatever and wherever the need.”

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The Paris Air Show is the largest aerospace industry exhibition event in the world, measured by number of exhibitors and size of exhibit space. Its history stretches back to 1908, when a section of the Paris Motor Show was dedicated to aircraft. The following year, a dedicated air show was held at the Grand Palais in Paris, during which some 100,000 visitors turned out to see products and innovations from 380 exhibitors.

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