Airbus gets 100-plane deal at Paris Air Show

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Boeing is increasing 737 production from 42 to 47 planes a month by the end of this year and will reach 57 annually by 2020 to meet demand, Mr Muilenburg says.

The Paris Air Show is scheduled to run from June 18 to June 25.

While new civilian aircraft orders will probably fall short of the USD130 billion the Paris show clocked up last time - mostly thanks to booming orders for Boeing and Airbus - the industry is still optimistic about sustained long-term growth.

The gurgaon-based no-frills airline had earlier this year announced that it will purchase up to 205 new aircraft (including 55 from the 2014 order) from Boeing with the order valued at Dollars 22 billion.

When the stealthy hi-tech F-35 fighter jet tears through Paris skies on its first ever acrobatic displays this week, the jet will also be sending a message: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the United States is still on your side.

Briefings by the plane's chief test pilot and others on the jet's aerial capabilities and the F-35 program could produce news about recent problems that grounded US Air Force F-35s at a base in Arizona, after pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation.

Like Boeing's other 737 MAX models, the 737 MAX 10 incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

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A380plus will have an increased maximum take-off weight of 578 tonnes carry up to 80 more passengers and fly 300 miles further.

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing said that it has received orders for 20 units of its latest 737 MAX10 jet during the Paris Air Show that commenced on Sunday (June 18).

Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air and China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings 1848.HK could also be among the inaugural customers for Boeing's new 737 MAX 10 planes, sources have told Reuters.

Airbus and Boeing are expected to bring in about 200 new orders each at this week's show at Le Bourget, down from past years when Asian and Mideast carriers were growing fast.

And India's SpiceJet signed an MoU for 40 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $4.7 billion at list prices, which includes 20 new orders for MAX 10s and conversions of 20 MAX 8s airplanes from its existing order to MAX 10s.

Macron, trying to raise his worldwide profile, appears to have chosen the A400-M to give a boost of confidence to the long-troubled European military transporter project.

Thousands are expected at the biennial aviation and defense industry gathering this week.