Aviation: Competition in the Air

The hottest show in Paris last week played at neither Le Sexy nor at the uproarious Crazy Horse Saloon, but out at vintage Le Bourget Airport, where Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. It was the 26th biennial Paris Air Show, the world's biggest, and the heat was caused by the jockeying to win competitive honors. Nearly everyone who counts in world aviation was there, partly to impress potential customers and partly to size up rivals and their hardware. Serious buyers from more than 100 nations and squadrons...

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