June 16, 2019 / 2:06 PM / a month ago

TAKE A LOOK-Paris Airshow

    LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Safety concerns, trade wars, geopolitical
tensions and airline profit warnings are dampening the spirits of the world's
largest planemakers at this week's Paris Airshow, despite bulging order books.
    Following are Reuters' main stories on the event: 

TOP STORIES 
> Airbus fights back with big name buyers after Boeing showstopper             
> Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions              
> American Airlines to order 50 A321XLR, including 30 conversions              
> Indigo Partners to acquire 50 A321XLR jets from Airbus                       
> Boost for Boeing as IAG backs grounded jet with 200-plane deal               
> EXCLUSIVE-U.S. open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy spat                
> Eurofighter, NATO launch studies on long-term evolution of jet               
> Boeing signs $100 mln in services deals at order-light air show              
> New jet blow for Boeing, Airbus long-range rival takes off                   
> Boeing says has no plans to change name of 737 MAX                           
> Airbus faces cabin comfort dilemma as it launches A321XLR jet                
> EXCLUSIVE-Boeing eyes scope, duration cuts of some new jet tests             

CIVIL AVIATION
> Wizz Air CEO looks to connect the dots with new long-range A321s             
> Boeing says sorry for MAX 737 crashes, promises to learn lessons             
> Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6.8 trillion               
> Qatar Airways not affected by rising Mideast tensions - CEO                  
> Boeing to supply parts for Airbus A320 jets for British Airways              
> Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show                        
> Boeing says will take time to win back confidence                            

MAIN ORDERS
> FACTBOX-Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow                    
> Airbus grabs China Airlines narrow-body jet order                            
> KLM in preliminary deal for 15 Embraer E195-E2 planes                        
> Qatar Airways orders five Boeing 777F freighters                             
> Taiwan's China Airlines to upgrade fleet with 777 freighters                 
> Qantas orders 10 A321XLRs, converts 26 more from prior order                 
> Mitsubishi signs MOU for 15 Spacejet planes                                  
> Boeing 737 MAX boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets                         
> GECAS close to ordering Airbus A321XLR - sources                             
> IAG orders 14 A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia                             
> AirAsia to convert 253 A320neo orders to larger A321neos                     
> Korean Air commits to buying 20 Boeing 787s, leasing an extra 10             
> Saudi Arabian Airlines to boost its Airbus A320neo fleet                     
> Air Lease Corp orders five more Boeing 787-9                                 
> Airbus wins Air Lease Corp orders as launches new A321XLR                    
> Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330neo, with further 6 options             
   
ENGINES
> Rolls-Royce boss laments Brexit distraction at Paris Airshow                 
> Avolon orders 14 CFM LEAP-1A engines in order worth $2 billion               
> GE says forced to redesign part for GE9X jet engine                          
> CFM erases jet engine output delay, cautious on rate increases               
           
DEFENCE
> U.S. foreign arms sales hit $44.15 bln so far in FY2019                      
> U.S. and Turkey in close touch on S-400/F-35 dispute - NATO                  
> Spain joins France, Germany to build Europe's next fighter jet               
> Airbus Helicopters sees 18 months until oil & gas demand pick-up             
> US could sanction Turkish defence firms beyond F-35 suppliers                
> France warns new European drone must be competitive on price                 
> Lockheed: No concern Raytheon-UTC deal to affect F-35 programme              
> U.S. Navy official sees more orders for Boeing P-8A                          
> NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon                 

SPACE
> Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing                
> NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program             
> Airbus seeks new partners to expand in U.S. space market                     
> Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris                           
    
BACKGROUND
> Airbus readies A321XLR jetliner launch, sees A330neo sales                   
> Planemakers race for wide-body orders in Asia showdown                        

 (Compiled by Mark Potter)
  
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