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Highlights From The Paris Air Show

At this year's Paris Air Show, held June 15-21, historic and cutting edge aircraft are on display and in flight. Held on odd-numbered years at Le Bourget Airport outside Paris, the show not only showcases military and civilian aircraft, but with major corporations and numerous countries in attendance, it also provides the perfect backdrop for announcements of major contractual agreements.

With a rough year for aircraft manufacturers, it may be a breath of fresh air to see numerous classic aircraft on display, models from the industry’s boom times. All aircraft descriptions are courtesy of the Paris Air Show press documents.

Here are some highlights of what will be in flight and on display at this year’s Paris Air Show!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 16 June 2009

Photo: David Monniaux