Organisers of the Paris Air Show 2021 have cancelled the event, citing the continuing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.
The show had been scheduled to take place from 21-27 June 2021.
But the air show organising board, in a joint decision with French aerospace industry association GIFAS, state that it will not take place.
The cancellation, they add, has proven “inevitable” given the number of visitors the event attracts and the continuing health crisis.
“This reasonable decision was agreed upon unanimously by the Paris Air Show board members in the context of a crisis that has had an unprecedented impact on the aerospace industry,” they state.
The organisers are finalising a date for the subsequent show, which will be in June 2023.
“Exhibitors will receive a full refund of all sums already paid and the Paris Air Show will take full financial responsibility for this decision,” they state.
Air show chief Gilles Fournier says the organisation shares the “disappointment” of the exhibitors and other participants, but insists the 2023 event will be “larger than ever”.