The biennial Paris Air Show is one of the biggest events on this year’s calendar of aviation events.
The Paris show, which alternates each year with a sister show in Farnborough near London, is one of the largest aviation and defense industry events on the planet. The event is a must for aircraft-makers and other industry firms wishing to show off their latest planes and products.
One of the show’s top sights: aircraft performance flights meant to highlight a plane’s capabilities. There are few things like seeing a giant Airbus A380 superjumbo being put through its paces as a crowd of industry insiders and aviation enthusiasts looks on from below.
Fittingly for such an event, the Paris Air Show also serves as a stage for major industry news announcements. Boeing and Airbus, the world’s two biggest jetmakers, routinely take advantage of the show’s stage to trumpet blockbuster orders for new plans. Smaller makers also use the event to try to promote awareness for their models.
Scroll down to see highlights of the latest news coming out of the Paris Air Show on Monday.
Boeing unveiled plans for a newer and bigger version of its 737 Max aircraft as it intensifies its battle with Airbus in the market for narrow-body passenger jets.
Boeing made the announcement for its new “737 Max 10” Monday at the Paris Air Show. The stretched Max 10 will become the latest variant in Boeing’s 737 Max family, which also includes the smaller Max 7, Max 8 and Max 9 types.
“Our customers told us to build it bigger,” Boeing Commercial Airplane CEO Kevin McAllister said to CNN on Monday about the newest version of the 737 Max.
IN PICTURES: Scenes from the 2017 Paris Air Show — Day 1 (story continues below)