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  • Whether luxury business jets or commercial airliners , some planes have a special place in aviation history. To mark the 2011 Paris Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft, whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation. Click ahead to see see an early runway success, modern flyers that have gained worldwide recognition and new models likely to make their mark in the years and decades ahead, as well as their production history.

    To mark the 2011 Paris Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft, whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation. Click to learn more.

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    By: Constance Gustke,|Special to CNBC.com

    Strong travel bookings and surging global sales will translate into 1,040 commercial-plane deliveries worldwide this year and 1,225 next year, after two very lean years.

  • A Sichuan Airlines A320 jet inside a hangar at the Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Known as the BRICs, Brazil, Russia, China and India look to compete  on level ground with traditional  players in the aviation industry.

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    By: Elizabeth Alterman,|Special to CNBC.com

    Demand for business jets could be flying high once again, as the economy slowly recovers and emerging global markets enter the fray. While business might not be picking up full throttle just yet, there is “cautious optimism” based on three important industry markers.

  • Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recover bundles of fuel that were air delivered to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan via a C-17 Globemaster III. The fuel was delivered to help sustain members of Task Force Currahee whose only means of re-supply is through air delivery.
    By: Trevor Curwin,|Special to CNBC.com

    Expect to see biofuels powering more flights in the coming months, as next-generation “green” fuels get the green light to take off.

  • Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report
    By: Peter Suciu

    Cash-strapped nations are only now starting to loosen the purse strings on defense spending, and many may still be looking for bargains at the Paris Air Show this year..