PERHAPS the outstanding feature of the Paris Aero Show is the fact that, for the first time since the very early days of these exhibitions, civil aircraft heavily outnumber military. Of the machines shown, more than two‐thirds were designed for private or commercial flying. This is particularly significant—since more than 75 per cent of the exhibits were French—in what may be described without offence as the stronghold of military aeronautics. French manufacturers have, hitherto, like the English, devoted most of their activities to the production of service types, and it is interesting to find them changing their outlook in this way.
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