Airbus and Boeing are head to head at the Singapore Air Show. Analysts say the Asian region decides over success or failure of an airliner.
Order backlogs, Brexit concerns, slowing demand in Asia - pressure on the aircraft industry is mounting. And yet the two biggest players came out with big deals and high hopes at the sector's key trade show.
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.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has reported booming sales for last year on growing demand in Asia and elsewhere. Deliveries picked up too, but didn't match rival Boeing's performance on that count.
The world's two biggest planemakers have announced only modest orders at the Asian aviation trade fair - a sign of slowing demand after the 2014 show hauled in more than $30 billion (26 billion euros) of deals.
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