The scarcity of new developments announced at this year's Farnborough air show stood in stark contrast to the overall feeling of relief that pervaded the attitude of show exhibitors, relief that the cycle finally has turned the corner and business is in the first stages of recovery. Forecasts started to trend upward and building rates are following slowly. Bombardier stole center stage among airframers by detailing a completely new 110/135-seat airliner, first discussed this spring, that ...

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