France Air Expo returns to Lyon-Bron airport in June 2021


France Air Expo, the only exhibition dedicated to general aviation in France, will take place in June 3 – 5 2021, at Lyon-Bron airport. One of the main European general aviation exhibitions, this year’s event will be hosted at Lyon-Bron airport in collaboration with the organizers Adone Events. The location represents a strategic choice as Lyon-Bron is a preferred destination for aviation enthusiasts, and is close to several major cities, some of which are only 90 minutes away by single-engine flight. The proximity to countries such as Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg should attract both international and national visitors.
The 1,820-meter runway allows many types of aircraft to land without weight restrictions and is expected to attract a wide range of heavier aircraft, as well as light aircraft, with easy access to the show. The airport layout also supports the event with ample parking for visitors and an exhibit and static display located a few meters from the FBO (fixed base operator).

“We were warmly welcomed by Pierre Marnotte, director of Lyon-Bron airport, and his team, who share the same passion and the same commitment as us for the setting up of a major event in 2021”, s’ enthusiasm Didier Mary, the event organizer. The reception in Lyon-Bron has already created a strong partnership between the airport and the organizers, sharing both the ambition to successfully promote the event and to position Lyon-Bron as one of the preferred airports. in France for private aviation.

An exhibition for the aviation of the future

General Aviation has always been, like Formula 1 in the automotive sector, the laboratory for the creation and development of technological advances which are then adapted and adopted by civil aviation. Many manufacturers are stepping up their focus on technology supporting greener aviation, and at this year’s event, a space dedicated to advances in electric and hybrid propulsion will showcase general aviation’s contribution in this area. Sustainability will also be represented by a number of exhibitors presenting technological innovations favoring the ecological transition of the general aviation sector. “The development and incorporation of sustainable resources is a major component of the aviation industry, so we are proud to present the concepts from the GA market at the event in June 2021,” adds Mary.

The next generation of aviators visiting the show will be greeted, with the Grand Lyon BIA awarded to nearly 1,000 young pilots. This year’s event will also host an expanded section dedicated to training in aviation professions.

Organized in partnership with several major institutions of general aviation including AOPA France, the FFA (French Federation of Aeronautics), FFPLUM and many others, France Air Expo brings together the main players to offer visitors the latest industrial innovations. The main aim of the exhibition is to attract owners, pilots, flying clubs, enthusiasts and professionals from the world of general aviation. Major aircraft manufacturers and OEMs are expected to participate with Cessna, Beechcraft, Embraer, Pilatus, Tecnam, Bell, Robinson, Bose, Garmin, Jeppesen and many more after presenting their products and services to buyers across Europe at France Air Expo.

Lyon is the second largest city in France and with the Greater Lyon represents one of the largest agglomerations. It has two airports and a high speed train service less than ten minutes from the city center. A shuttle service between the train station and Lyon airports is provided during the Expo. Lyon’s hotel capacity is significant and the city’s gastronomic reputation should attract many pilots and enthusiasts.


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