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Deals and thrills at the Paris Air Show

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Deals and thrills at the Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year. There are 2,260 exhibitors in attendance from 47 countries, with 120 aircraft on display at the aviation industry showcase.

The big movers and shakers in the aerospace and defense industry all attend the show, which is held every other year.

As ever, Boeing and Airbus are the two companies in the spotlight , hunting out those multimillion-dollar orders, but all the key players from the world of civil and military aviation are in the French capital.

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Click ahead for a look at the highlights from the show.

—By CNBC's Matt Clinch. Additional reporting by CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

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