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Boeing, Airbus fret over trade war as China displays aviation ambitions

A J-20.The world’s two largest planemakers signaled on Tuesday that they were keen to see an end to a bruising trade war between Washington and Beijing, as China opened its largest airshow with a display that showcased its aviation ambitions.
 

Russia's Rostec says aiming for aviation independence amid sanctions

Mi-8 helicopters.Russia wants to achieve full independence in its ability to develop civil aircraft in order to avoid being “pushed around” by dominant companies and countries in the industry’s supply chain, a senior Russian state executive said.
 

European defense coalition launched in Paris

French soldiers.A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent’s borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “real European army”.

   

China opens airshow with big jet model, fighter jet flypasts

A C919 jet.China on Tuesday kicked off its largest airshow with a display of its aviation ambitions, unveiling a life-size model of a long-haul jet it is developing with Russia and showing off its J-20 stealth fighter jet in a roaring flight demonstration.

 

Trade war, spy claims cloud horizon for China airshow

A J-31 stealth fighter.Trade frictions with the United States and accusations of industrial espionage are set to cast a cloud over China’s largest aerospace meeting this week, as suppliers consider what the country’s slowing economy could mean for booming jet demand.

   

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