AVIATION: Pegasus a la Francaise

At Paris' bustling Orly Airport last week, a bulletin board flashed departures to every corner of the globe—Casablanca, Mexico City, Prague, London, New York, Stockholm, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Tokyo. All planes bore the winged sea-horse insigne of Air France, Europe's biggest and the world's longest airline. Frenchmen could claim with pride that it is also one of the world's most modern. Last week France's international airline was betting some $143 million on a new jet fleet, the biggest outside the U.S. On order were twelve French-built twin-jet Caravelle transports for European runs, plus ten U.S. Boeing 707 intercontinental jet...

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