A key event, which welcomes thousands of visitors (professional and the general public) each year from all over the world. It brings together players in the global aerospace and space industry. It is the oldest and largest event dedicated to this area of activity. The first four days of the event are reserved for industry professionals. The general public is invited to discover the latest technological innovations over the following three days. Over the years, visitors have been able to discover the Airbus A300 B, the Ariane rocket, the Mirage 2000, the Airbus A380 and the first solar powered aeroplane, the Solar Impulse. The event also features numerous activities and air displays.