51st Paris Air Show

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Paris Air Show in Paris, France, June 15-21, 2015.

Trip Planning Guide

The 51st Paris Air Show will take place at Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) from June 15 to 21, 2015. LFPB airport will be closed daily for rehearsal and display flight operations, from Wednesday, June 10 to Sunday, June 21, 2015 during time slots that will be transmitted by NOTAM.

These time slots will most likely cover the time intervals below; they will be confirmed by NOTAM the day before and announced on LE BOURGET ATIS 120.000 MHz.

  • June 10 – 13, 2015: 1130Z – 1430Z
  • June 14, 2015: 1300Z – 1400Z
  • June 15 – 18, 2015: 1130Z – 1430Z
  • June 19 – 21, 2015: 1030Z – 1530Z

“Licorne operation” is in place throughout the show. From 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the airport entrance will be restricted to the users only. Access will be granted by a Transportation Access Badge that must be printed and displayed on the windshield.


Aircraft and crew on flights arriving into LFPB during the following timeframes will require an accreditation from the Prefecture in charge of Le Bourget Airport. These time slots may be modified by NOTAM.

Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21, 2015, 0600Z – 1630Z

Requests may be filed from April 27 to June 8, 2015 at the latest. Pilots (copilots) and aircraft should be accredited separately. Aircraft operators must request this accreditation from the services of the SEINE SAINT-DENIS Prefecture using the online form at http://aeronefsiae.mybadgeonline.com/aeronef/aeronef_login.aspx?

Once requests have been examined, an accreditation number valid for the aircraft and/or each pilot and co-pilot will be provided via email.

The following details are required for the accreditation request form:

Aircraft accreditation formalities:

  • Identification of the ground handling agent on Le Bourget field (Landmark Aviation)
  • Registration and call sign
  • Type of aircraft
  • Schedules dates of arrival and departure of the flight

Crews member accreditation formalities:

  • Status on board
  • Name and first name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality

Copies/scans of Id card or passport and or pilot’s license are required. These must be readable.



What is this?

The threat of terrorism remains a concern across France, particularly in light of recent developments, which are addressed below. Crime, mostly in the form of petty theft, is the primary security concern in France. Demonstrations, strikes and protests are common occurrences in the country. Assaults and other crimes against members of minority groups have increased in recent years.

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Paris Air Show
Security Report

Landing Permits

  • No Overflight or Landing permissions are required for Private and Non-Scheduled commercial aircraft overflying or landing for Non-Commercial Purposes; however, a flight plan must be on file that specifies the geographic point of entry into French airspace.
  • Landing permissions are required for Non-Scheduled commercial aircraft landing for Commercial Purposes. Prior permission must be obtained from the Direction Generale de L Aviation Civile.

Airport Permissions

Restrictions are in place for the Paris Air Show at LFPB. It is advised to check the French Supplemental Aeronautical Information Publication (SUP AIP) for detailed procedures and operating times.

SUP AIP (English)
SUP AIP (French)
Time Table

Pontoise airport (LFPT) is an alternative (up to categories GV) in case of congestion. As of the time of publication of this article, Landmark Aviation is accepting all aircraft.

Visa Requirements

Tourist Visa for France

  • Not required when travelling to France with a U.S. passport. No visa required for a stay of up to three months.
  • Required when travelling to France with a Non-U.S. passport

Business Visa for France

  • Not required when travelling to France with a U.S. passport. No visa required for a stay of up to three months.
  • Required when travelling to France with a Non-U.S. passport

Diplomatic Visa for France

  • Required when travelling to France with a U.S. passport
  • Required when travelling to France with a Non-U.S. passport

For the most current visa information, use the web links or contact World Fuel | Colt Trip Support for assistance.

Ground Handling

Landmark Aviation

Drawing on decades of experience, Landmark Aviation is committed to exceeding the standards in business aviation services. With 68 locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, they are one of the nation's largest FBO networks, with a continued commitment to growth. Landmark's extensive network of full-service facilities offers a wide variety of amenities and services, guaranteeing both comfort and convenience.

Throughout the Paris Air Show, Landmark will reinforce staff to maintain the highest level of service, safety and security.


  • Jet A
  • Ground Handling
  • Quick-turn Service
  • Customs and Immigration Clearance
  • Agriculture Clearance
  • Lavatory Service
  • Potable Water
  • Oxygen/Nitrogen
  • De-icing
  • Maintenance
  • Concierge Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Ramp-side Vehicle Access
  • Courtesy Transportation
  • International Trash Removal
  • Gourmet Catering
  • Valet Service
  • Linen Service
  • Dishwashing Service
  • On-site Rental Cars
  • Security Clearance
  • VIP Services


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Parking, Accommodations and Transportation


Consider dropping off passengers and repositioning the aircraft to one of the nearby airports:

  • LFPT/Pontoise - 40min drive
  • LFOB/Beauvais - 1h drive
  • LFOK/Vatry - 2h drive


Preferred hotels near Le Bourget are fully booked. Expect to pay higher prices than normal at alternate hotels at some distance from the show and from Paris city center.


Landmark will organize shuttles for their customers from the FBO to the public entrance of the show.

Busy traffic is expected early in the morning and just after the exhibition during the event. Drivers may experience traffic jams and motorway exit closures at rush hour, so it is strongly recommended to use public transportation.

“Licorne operation” is in place throughout the show. From 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the airport entrance will be restricted to the users only. Access will be granted by a Transportation Access Badge that must be printed and displayed on the windshield.

Airport Considerations
Select the city from the destinations list on the left to see the primary and alternate airports. Click the marker on the map for airport information.

General Event Information

Paris Air Show Official Site: http://www.siae.fr/EN

Resource Links

The following will provide you with links to websites that will help with planning your trip to France. It contains links to sites that provide information on embassies in the U.S. and in France, news feeds, security alerts, and information on health and general country statistical information.

Visa and Passports

Travel Docs.com - Passports U.S. Citizens: Requirements for U.S. citizens to enter France (Tourist, Business, Diplomatic and non-U.S. Citizens)
Travel Docs.com - Visas U.S. Citizens: Passport Requirments; New, Renewal, Second Valid Passport, Additional passport pages, lost or stolent - Details and printable applications
Passports and Visas.com All Nationalities: Information on various visa types for all nationalities traveling to France
Customs information Customs information
Passports General information for foreign nationals with ordinary passports

Regulatory Resources

International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO site with a wide variety of links to various country's CAA websites
The World Civil Aviation Authorities Directory The World Civil Aviation Authorities Directory
EU Safety Authorizations EU safety authorization for foreign air operators - Part-TCO official website.
ICAO Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau Current list of parties to multilateral air law treaties

General Resources

The World Fact Book Country facts as reported by the U.S. CIA with the ability to print
Embassy of United States U.S. Embassy in France: Contact information, news and events
U.S. Department of State A list of all current Travel warnings issued by the state department for any country in the world
World Health Organization General health statistics, contact information, and other resource information.
Center for Disease Control Health Information for travelers to France
Other Embassies Ability to find France embassy in other countries
U.S. Passports and International Travel Country Specific Information: International travel, passport, visa, medical, general country infrastructure, crime, laws and policy
General Country Information Geography, history, wars, government, etc.
News: Reuters Latest news on Switzerland as distributed by Reuters news agency.
Country Maps Google Country map: Earth, satelite, terrain
Travel Advisories Travel advisories from Canadian Government
International Travel Advisories Travel advisories from U.K. Government

The information provided is based on current information at time of publication and may be subject to change.
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