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Strong French contingent at Aero India 2019
Airbus A330neo © Airbus

Strong French contingent at Aero India 2019

Once again, France will be the foreign country with the largest number of exhibiting companies at the upcoming Aero India show.

Once again, France will be the foreign country with the largest number of exhibiting companies at the upcoming Aero India show in Bangalore (20th to 24th February). The French Pavilion coordinated by French aerospace industries association GIFAS will feature a total of 36 companies.

The exhibitors in the French Pavilion will be: ABC, Aérocampus Aquitaine, Aerometals & Alloys, Air Liquide, ASB Group, Aubert & Duval, Axon’Cable, Cimulec, Daher, Dassault Aviation, Dassault Systèmes, Draka Fileca, First Schwitchtech, Gaches Chimie, Hexcel, Interface Concept, Lauak, LGM, Mach Aéro, Novae Aerospace, NSE, Paris Saint-Denis Aéro, Pinette Emidecau Industries (PEI), Precicast, Rafale International, Rafaut, Recaero, Roxel, Safran, Saft, Satys, Secan, Sonovision Aetos, Sopra Steria, Thales and Weare Group.

A number of French companies will have their own stands: Airbus, Liebherr Aeropace, MBDA, Nicomatic India Electronics, Staubli Faverges and Zodiac Data Systems. Others will be exhibiting under the Indian flag: Alkan/Nucon Aerospace Pvt Ltd, Alten, Assystem, Bolloré Logistics, Lisi Aerospace/Ankit, Radiall and Titeflex.

Including all of these exhibitors, France will have the strongest foreign showing by numbers of exhibiting companies, with 49 companies. All sectors will be represented – civil and military aerospace, defence and space.

Aircraft on display at the show will include Dassault Rafales deployed by the French Air Force, a Dassault Falcon 2000S bizjet, an Airbus A330-900 (A330neo), an Airbus C295 tactical airlifter and Airbus H135 and H145 helicopters..

GIFAS notes that some 15 member groups and companies have set up industrial sites in India or have opened sales offices since GIFAS led an outward mission to India in April 2018 to strengthen Franco-Indian aerospace cooperation. GIFAS now has its own office in New Delhi and has set up a GIFAS Indian Committee to advise on developing partnerships with Indian industry players.

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