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.
The European aircraft manufacturer has never faced as much upheaval as it does today. At Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, there is much uncertainty, but many also see opportunities. DW's Andreas Spaeth reports.
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.
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.
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.
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