Paris – Le Bourget
Airport (IATA: LBG, ICAO: LFPB) is an airport located at Le Bourget, in the districts of Bonneuil-en-France
and Dugny, 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) north-northeast (NNE) of Paris, France. It is now used only for general aviation (business aviation) and air shows, most notably the Paris Air Show. It is the most important business airport in Europe
. The airport started commercial operations in 1919 and was Paris's only airport until the construction of Orly Airport in 1932. It is famous as the landing site for Charles Lindbergh's historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927 and as the departure point two weeks earlier for the French biplane The White Bird (L'Oiseau Blanc), which took off in its own attempt at a transatlantic flight but then mysteriously disappeared somewhere over the Atlantic (or possibly the American state of Maine).
The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA) is headquartered in Building 153 on the grounds of Le Bourget Airport and in Le Bourget. Le Bourget Airport hosts the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, which is also located in the commune of Le Bourget.