Farnborough International Air Show gears up for aircraft order bonanza
Boeing Chief Executive Ray Conner (L) and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker wave from the steps of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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