Airlines ordered tens of billions of dollars worth of new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Air Show this week.
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Airbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max.
Driving-flying hybrids used to be a "cross between a bad car and a bad plane," one expert says. But design has come far in recent years and could make on-demand air travel commonplace within a decade.
The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797.