Welcome to Aerospace Manufacturing’s Paris Airshow special edition. With the Le Bourget location now in its 52nd year and almost ready to fling open its doors, here’s an account of how we put our show issue together.
It all starts with lots of emails and phone calls to alert everyone that the Airshow is looming on the horizon and inviting them to send exhibitor-related press releases and news items for inclusion in our show issue. Meanwhile, us editors are busy interviewing spokespeople and writing technical articles to fill the pages.
In association with GIFAS, Salons Internationaux de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace holds its press conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London in a timely fashion to unveil the event and inform the press about what they can expect to see during the Airshow. (Except it’s usually too early to catch any announcements from the airframe OEMs as to exactly what aircraft will be flying!)
All the words and images are collated, edited and proofed, and then laid out on the pages as the issue gets bigger and bigger. This is all supported by our loyal advertising clients, which is greatly appreciated.
As an official media partner – and in collaboration with the Paris Airshow organisers, Aerospace Manufacturing will circulate to its largest ever global audience, a total of 103,316 copies. This includes sending out 80,000 digital turning-page editions and 15,316 monthly subscriber copies prior to the show, along with an extra 8,000 printed magazines hand-delivered to all exhibitors and thousands of show visitors.
Sure, it’s hard work but it’s well worth it. On behalf of the Aerospace Manufacturing team, I look forward to meeting and greeting you at one of the biggest gatherings of aerospace professionals in the world. See you there!
Mike Richardson, editor