Organizers of the Paris Air Show said on Monday, December 7, that they have canceled next year’s edition of the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biannual show, usually held in June, is the world’s key event for the aerospace industry, showcasing civilian and military aircraft and equipment.
“In light of the uncertainty linked to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Paris Air Show must sadly announce the cancellation of its 2021 edition,” organizers tweeted, calling the decision “inevitable.”
The dates for the next scheduled Paris Air Show in 2023 would be announced shortly, they said.
Europe’s other major air show, at Farnborough in the United Kingdom, was this year held online-only as COVID-19 raged.
Organizers called the pandemic “the biggest challenge in history” for the aerospace industry.
Operations at the world’s airlines have plunged as travel dried up because of restrictions on people’s movements imposed by many governments. – Rappler.com
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