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Air show

An air show is an event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their aircraft to spectators in aerobatics. Air shows without aerobatic displays, having only aircraft displayed parked on the ground, are called "static air shows". 

Some air shows are held as a business venture or as a trade event where aircraft, avionics and other services are promoted to potential customers. Many air shows are held in support of local, national or military charities. Military air firms often organise air shows at military airfields as a public relations exercise to thank the local community, promote military careers and raise the profile of the military.  Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Bombardier bullish about C-series orders

Nov 25 - Financial Times

Emirates eyes record $30bn Boeing order

Oct 28 - Financial Times

Air shows get their wings clipped

Mar 07, 2013 - Politico

Boeing pulls in $7.2 bln 737 order

Jul 10, 2012 - MarketWatch

Boeing to fly in ready Dreamliner

Mar 08, 2012 - The Times of India

Articles About Air show

A SpiceJet passenger plane moves on the runway at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad on 8 January, 2014.
SpiceJet places $4.4 Billion Order for 42 Boeing 737s

By Reuters

Budget airline SpiceJet has signed a deal with Boeing Co to buy 42 737 MAX jets in a deal worth $4.4 billion at list prices, the company said on Wednesday, sending its shares up more than 7 percent during trade. (Mar 13)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, INVESTMENT

Middle East Aviation Bonanza Boosts UK Orders

By IBTimes UK

Aerospace industry in the UK and elsewhere in Europe would be boosted by the massive orders. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI

Dubai Air Show 2013: UAE 'Leading a New Phase in the Global Airline Industry'

By IBTimes UK

Boeing was a great winner at the Dubai Air Show. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, TWITTER, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, EMIRATES AIRLINE

Gulf Airlines Splash out over $150 Billion as Boeing Launches New Jet

By Reuters

Gulf airlines splashed out on well over $100 billion of orders on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, as well as to Airbus's A380 superjumbo. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: GENERAL ELECTRIC, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts, Briefly Closes Sicily Skies (SEE SPECTACULAR VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe, erupted on Saturday, creating a spectacular air show with its glowing lava. However, at the same time, the volcano also spewed a large ash plume over Sicily, briefly closing the airspace over the southern Italian island. (Oct 27)

Terrafugia, the Flying Car Makes its First Public Flight

By Industry Leaders Magazine

Terrafugia the carplane or popularly known as the flying car finally takes flight leaving Industry Leaders in an Awe. The Flying Car's first public demonstration took place in the afternoon air show on the first day of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (Aug 05)

MORE TOPICS: ADVERTISING, FUEL EFFICIENCY, MANAGEMENT

EADS Set to Reorganize, to be Renamed Airbus Group

By Industry Leaders Magazine

European aerospace giant EADS on Wednesday confirmed its plans to change its name to Airbus. In a bid to unite its businesses and boost shareholder returns Airbus Group will combine defence and space activities in one division that will also contain ... (Aug 01)

Bombardier delays first flight of CSeries for third time

By Reuters

Bombardier Inc <BBDb.TO> delayed the maiden flight of its CSeries jetliner for a third time on Wednesday, promising the flight "in the coming weeks" instead of July, a move likely to rattle airlines that have stepped up to buy the all-new plane. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT

Alcoa sees aluminum demand growth; markets tightening

By Reuters

Alcoa Inc <AA.N>, the largest U.S. aluminum producer, still sees global demand for aluminum products growing 7 percent this year, signaling a potential price rise for the metal as bulging Chinese aluminum inventories begin to dwindle. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT, LONDON

German air force bill for Eurofighters escalates-report

By Reuters UK

The German air force's bill for an order of 180 Eurofighter jets is rising beyond the planned 14.7 billion euros, said a German magazine on Sunday. (Jul 08)