Paris Air Show 2023: Day 1 Roundup

All the news and developments from the opening day in Le Bourget

The opening day of the 54th Paris Air Show was undoubtedly won by home-town hero Airbus, which defied a rather low-key start to conclude play with what it dubbed “the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation.”

The biennial event made a welcome return to Le Bourget for the first time since 2019 after a pandemic-induced hiatus, but a lack of pre-show hype, and plenty of space in the static park, suggested it was unlikely to be a classic.

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