When the stealthy, cutting-edge F-35 tore through Paris skies on its first-ever acrobatic display on Monday, the fighter jet also sent a message: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the United States is still on your side - despite the mixed signals sent by U.S. President Donald Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation obsolete and excoriated European allies last month for not spending enough on their own defenses.
Canterbury, director of the Air Force F-35 Integration Office at the Pentagon, also spoke about recent problems that grounded F-35s at Luke Airforce Base in Arizona.
Since May 2, F-35 pilots on five occasions reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation he said.
The French president descended from the skies in a European military plane and Airbus and Boeing raced to impress with big plane orders as the Paris Air Show got underway Monday. Boeing, however, is expected to say at the Paris show that demand for mammoth planes such as the A380 and its own 747 is moribund.
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Muscat: Boeing announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family on Monday at the 2017 Paris Air Show. "The 737 MAX, the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, and the cutting-edge 787 Dreamliner will play a key role in bolstering our fleet and advancing our global market presence to fulfill the vision".
Airbus announced the first big deal of the week: a firm order for 100 single-aisle A320neo planes by General Electric's aircraft leasing arm, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The A380plus could carry 80 more passengers and fly slightly farther.
"The 737 MAX 10 will provide TUI with the lowest seat costs of any single-aisle airplane in operation today", said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. But industry sources said Airbus would immediately hit back with a large order for the A321neo. The engine order is valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices.
"The 737 MAX 10 extends the competitive advantage of the 737 MAX family and we're honored that so many customers across the world have embraced the outstanding value it will bring to their fleets". They compete with Airbus planes in the A320-neo family, aiming at a similar short- to mid-range market.
French fighter jets swooped overhead as the biennial aviation and defense industry kicked off.
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