On hallowed ground

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The Paris Air Show is so steeped in history that even its location is sacred ground.

The show is held every two years at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, where Charles Lindbergh completed the first-ever solo flight between New York and Paris in 1927. Since 1909, the Paris Air Show has been a world stage for exciting aviation innovation, including improvements in commercial aviation.

Click through these images to see important commercial aircraft that appeared at the show over the years.

Related: What to expect at the Paris Air Show

First published June 16, 2017: 5:30 PM ET