Bangalore.  20 February 2019. With 49 exhibiting companies led by Eric Trappier, Chairman of GIFAS, France  and the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, this year’s delegation of French aerospace majors and SMEs is  the strongest to date representing  all sectors of the civil and defence aerospace industry.

The exhibitors on the French Pavilion will be: ABC – Aérocampus Aquitaine – Aerometals & Alloys – Air Liquide – ASB Group – Aubert & Duval – Axon’Cable – Cimulec – Daher – Dassault Aviation – Dassault Systèmes – Draka Fileca – First Schwitchtech – Gaches Chimie – Hexcel – Interface Concept – Lauak – LGM – Mach Aéro – Novae Aerospace – NSE – Paris Saint-Denis Aéro – Pinette Emidecau Industries (PEI) – Precicast – Rafale International – Rafaut – Recaero – Roxel – Safran – Saft – Satys – Secan – Sonovision Aetos – Sopra Steria – Thales – Weare Group. And  the French companies taking their own stands are  Airbus – Liebherr Aeropace – MBDA – Nicomatic India Electronics – Staubli Faverges – Zodiac Data Systems, and those exhibiting under the Indian flag (Alkan / Nucon Aerospace Pvt Ltd – Alten – Assystem – Bolloré Logistics – Lisi Aerospace / Ankit – Radiall – Titeflex.

Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, and Lieutenant-General Thierry Carlier, Director for International Development of the Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), representing the Minister for the Armed Forces, will visit the show for official meetings with the Indian authorities. They will make a point of exchanging views with the SME stand personnel on the French Pavilion.

Meetings have been scheduled all week long between the French manufacturers and Indian companies, prime contractors as well as MSMEs.

Rafale aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation and deployed by the French Air Force, a Dassault Falcon 2000S, an Airbus A330-900, an Airbus C295 and Airbus H135 and H145 helicopters will be presented.It should be pointed out that some fifteen GIFAS member groups and companies have set up industrial sites in India or have opened sales offices since GIFAS led an outward mission to India in April 2018 to strengthen Franco-Indian aerospace cooperation. GIFAS now has its own office in New Delhi and set up a GIFAS Indian Committee to advise on developing partnerships with Indian industry players