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Paris Airshow 2013

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  • A visitor watches the Airbus A380 during its flying display at the last Paris Air Show in 2011

    A few years ago the lion's share of "action" in the aerospace industry was focused on military aircraft, but now the balance of power has tipped to the commercial side, according to an expert.

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    Sir Roger Carr, new chairman of BAE Systems, tells CNBC that despite the failed merger with EADS the company has a good future as an 'independent company'.

  • Paris Airshow Focuses on Wide Bodies

    Phil Le Beau reports from the Paris Airshow, the biggest event in the aerospace calendar, on what the key areas of interest.

  • Boeing 787 Meets Efficiency & Reliability: CEO

    Robert Ortberg, the incoming CEO of Rockwell Collins, tells CNBC that he expects orders for Airbus and Boeing wide bodied aircraft to increase as they come into the market and demonstrate fuel efficiency.

  • John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting and Graham Chisnall, deputy CEO of ADS Group, tell CNBC that the main issues at the Paris Airshow will be details on new planes and the amount of new airline orders.