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Hopes for new orders at Paris air show

More than 2000 companies from around the world have packed into an airport in Paris for six days of frenzied networking and selling.

For many within the aerospace industry, this is the most important event of the year.

The two giants of the industry, Europe's Airbus and America's Boeing, are both expected to see strong orders. But there is more competition from emerging markets.

Theo Leggett reports from Paris.

  • 20 Jun 2011