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The biennial Paris Air Show is one of the biggest events on this year’s calendar of aviation events.

The Paris show, which alternates each year with a sister show in Farnborough near London, is one of the largest aviation and defense industry events on the planet. The event is a must for aircraft-makers and other industry firms wishing to show off their latest planes and products.

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One of the show’s top sights: aircraft performance flights meant to highlight a plane’s capabilities. There are few things like seeing a giant Airbus A380 superjumbo being put through its paces as a crowd of industry insiders and aviation enthusiasts looks on from below.

Fittingly for such an event, the Paris Air Show also serves as a stage for major industry news announcements. Boeing and Airbus, the…