Paris air show begins


The world’s largest air show in Paris suburb Le Bourget meets from Monday to the aircraft industry. Represented manufacturer of air travel, defence and aerospace and their suppliers from all over the world.

The first four days of the week-long exhibition of trade are reserved for visitors. The European manufacturer Airbus and its American archrival Boeing strive traditionally about as many new orders einzutüten. The last Paris air show two years ago, had more than attracts 351.000 visitors.

Already before the opening of the fair, the rumor mill is cooking traditionally. So Airbus can hope for, allegedly, a billion-dollar order from Peru. The low-cost airline Viva Air Peru wool around order 30 machines of the type A320neo and 15 Jets of the type A320ceo, said on Sunday, two familiar with the matter people. The roughly five-billion-Dollar Order could be announced at the Paris air show. Airbus would not comment.

Also, the US defence group Lockheed Martin, according to information from insiders in front of a fighter-jet order in volume of more than 37 billion dollars. The company is negotiating about the sale of 440 F-35 Jets to a group of eleven Nations, said two familiar with the matter people on Sunday. Also, the US included. The Order should consist of three tranches and spread over several years.

ul/whom (dpa, rtr)