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May 18, 2022

Accidents blight Airbus at Paris Air Show

Airbus’ appearance at the Paris Air Show has been blighted by misfortune, with two key planes damaged, the BBC said. The wing tip of its demonstration A380 superjumbo struck a building at Le Bourguet airport venue during taxiing.

Gearbox problems have stopped its A400M military transporter from performing a scheduled aerial display, although it will still take part in a fly-past. It left Boeing able to steal the limelight on the first day of the show with its new, lengthened 747-8 jumbo. The US rival said it had already received 17 orders for the enlarged plane from two as yet unnamed customers, one of them for 15 planes.

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