Faster, higher, further - that used to be the name of the aviation game. But now it's all about the numbers - passenger numbers, that is. The world's biggest air show in Le Bourget is ongoing.
Long-haul carrier Emirates has purchased a new fleet of US-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. The announcement came at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show amid heightened regional tensions with Qatar and Iran.
The breakdown in relations in the Middle East hasn't deterred Qatar Airways, as it is looking to expand its portfolio by buying a stake in American Airlines. But the attempt drew a frosty response from the US airline.
Aviation giants Airbus and Boeing look to beef up their order books at the world's biggest air show amid growing competition from new entrants. But in Paris the star performer is likely to be the F-35 fighter jet.
One of Europe's most important aviation and aerospace trade fairs, the ILA Berlin Air Show, kicks off Wednesday near the German capital. Exhibitors have only four days to strike deals, two days fewer than usual.
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