Today the 51st The International Paris Air Show, known locally as "Salon international de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, Paris-Le Bourget" draws to a close.
For the Martin Aircraft Company the Show has been an overwhelming success both in terms of the business and the opportunity introduce to the global aviation community the latest model of the Martin Jetpack, the world's first practical personal jetpack, with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications, both manned and unmanned.
Thanks to the excellent coverage on all the major international media channels our stand at Le Bourget rapidly became the "must see" aircraft exhibit for the over 130,000 trade visitors to the show. We even had VIP guests fly in especially to come and meet with us having read about our participation in Paris from as far away as India, the Middle East and the United States.
Highlights include the four agreements signed in Paris, namely;
An agreement with Beijing Flying Man Science & Technology Ltd involves the parties working towards the future delivery of a Martin Aircraft package with an initial tranche of 100 manned Jetpacks, 50 unmanned Jetpacks, 25 static models and 25 simulators. It is noted that at this stage the agreement is a strategic co-operation agreement and any sales are dependent upon a successful supply agreement.
An agreement with Beijing Voyage Investment Ltd a subsidiary company of well-known Chinese-based AVIC International Holdings Ltd for the intended future delivery of manned and unmanned Jetpacks, simulators, and static models.
An alliance agreement with Czech Republic-based Martin Aircraft Company s.r.o. to establish a European sales centre for the Martin Jetpack.
An alliance agreement with New Delhi based M2K Group Ltd to establish a regional sales presents in commercially important India market.
We look forward to returning to Paris in 2017 and have already commenced discussions with the Air Show organisers on having a Martin Jetpack flight display in the program.