© AFP/File / by Jürgen HECKER | We’ll always have Paris: The world’s biggest air show is a prime battleground for rivals Boeing and Airbus
PARIS (AFP) – The aircraft industry descends on Paris Monday for the world’s biggest airshow, a prime battleground for bitter rivals Boeing and Airbus, but also a chance for new kids on the block to snap at the heels of the two giants.
Single-aisle planes for short and medium distances are the hottest ticket in the world’s civil aviation industry, with airline demand for models in the Airbus A320 family giving the European company an edge, for now, over its American opponent which is racing to return in force to the mid-range segment.
But the duopoly is not without challengers: Competition is looming, notably from Russia and China who have each been test-flying their own mid-range models.
The airshow comes a little too early for…
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