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Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show

Military, civilian plane makers look to woo Middle East buyers at world’s biggest air show

Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
Airbus will not hold a demonstration of its A380 superjumbo at the Paris International Air Show after the wing-tip of its test aircraft was damaged in an incident on Sunday, the company said (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The model of a future commercial high speed transport system called ZEHST (Zero Emission High Speed Transport), a hypersonic aircraft using rockets and turbojet engines to take corporate customers from Paris to Tokyo in less than three hours, is prepared on the EADS stand at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 a day ahead of the opening of the Paris International Air Show. This project is an EADS Innovation Works and Astrium project in partnership with the French ONERA national aerospace research laboratory (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The Airbus' A400M military transport plane prepares to land at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011. Airbus' A400M military transport plane will not make any flight demonstrations at the Paris International Air Show because of a problem with its engines (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is moved on the tarmac at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The Airbus' A400M military transport plane prepares to land at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
An Airbus A380 plane lands at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 on the eve of the opening of the Paris International Air Show (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental lands at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011. Boeing's new 747-8 Intercontinental long version of its famed jumbo jet landed outside Paris on Sunday a day ahead of its debut outside the United States at the Paris International Air Show (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The Airbus' A400M military transport plane lands on the tarmac at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Future of aviation on display at Paris Air Show
The model of an Airbus A 350 XWB is prepared on the EADS stand at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 19, 2011 a day ahead of the opening of the Paris International Air Show (AFP/Getty Images)