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PARIS AIR SHOWS   /   LE BOURGET, FRANCE

Aerial view of Paris Air Show featuring planes and crowds.
Aerial view of Le Bourget Airport.
Photo: www.ernoult.com
NASA logo. Sikorsky logo. Wyman-Gordon logo. Raytheon logo. FAA logo. Scaled Composites logo.
Responsible for the concept, design, development, working drawings, specifications, coordination and supervision on site of participating exhibits for a variety of clients at the biennial Paris Air Show.  Also included on-site reception “chalets” or conference areas for client entertaining, business meetings, seminars and press conferences.
All Paris Air Show exhibits were designed in the US and fabricated in Europe.  In 1973 a joint venture exhibit for FAA / Raytheon was prepared for the Moscow International Exhibition. Unfortunately, photography was prohibited and is not included.
Burt Rutan's Proteus plane on a runway.
Burt Rutan’s PROTEUS after a flight
demonstration at the 1999 Paris Air Show.
Scaled Composites was a division of Wyman-Gordon specializing in developing composite materials for aircraft applications.
scroll below to view a synopsis of each year's exhibit / click on drawings and sketches to enlarge

1999
The Proteus plane on the runway, from underneath. Burt Rutan shaking hands with a journalist.
Joint participation by Wyman Gordon / Scaled Composites to promote the PROTEUS aircraft and their advances in composite materials.
Burt Rutan meets the press.
This was Wyman-Gordon’s initial experience of displaying and demonstrating an aircraft at the Paris Air Show.  Daily flights of the PROTEUS and the presence of designer Burt Rutan were a highlight of the show. Scaled Composites expertise in composite materials for the aircraft industry were featured in the exhibit along with WGs’ latest advances in turbine technology. The exhibit site combined exhibit and reception space for client meetings, entertaining and press conferences.
Hanging display of jet engine component parts in exploded view.
The 2000 square foot exhibit in the International Exhibits Hall displaying composites + forgings.
Bill Cannan pictured standing next to the Proteus plane.
The all-composite PROTEUS on the flight line.
Proteus Exhibit Guide Book.
24 page folios for all WG personnel provided information regarding site location, product data, and general information about the Paris Air Show.
One section also included recommendations for Paris hotels, restaurant and points of interest.
Drawing of the exhibit plan from above. Drawing of the display of hanging jet engine components.
Plan and elevation sketches plus
product information are part of the
folio package.
Reception and conference area.
Reception & Conference Area

The linear configuration of the hospitality component provided food & beverage service and 4 private meeting rooms.
Drawing of the ivy wall inside the chalet from two diferent perspectives.
Reception area walls are lined with ivy planters. Other than providing ambiance, they dramatically improved air quality in a confined space.
Bill Cannan's Paris Air Show / Wyman Gordon identification badge.
Air Show Badge
Design / Management: Showtime - Bill Cannan - James Walnista / Client: Wyman-Gordon - Frank Zugel / Fabrication - Chiaradia

1997
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1995
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1989
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1987
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1985
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1981
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1977
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.

1976
This year's exhibit at the Paris Air Show is currently being updated, and will be added soon upon completion.