Keyword: Paris Air Show

Airbus urges France to join new European fighter programme

Airbus military aircraft division boss Fernando Alonso said he 'really' hopes that France will join development of a German-Spanish project to build a new fighter aircraft, while adding that Britain's withdrawal from the EU made it 'difficult' to envisage its involvement in the programme.

No orders, but Solar Impulse the coolest plane in Paris

An aircraft called the Solar Impulse was arguably the most technologically advanced machine at the Paris Air Show, powered entirely by solar energy and the first to be capable of flying night and day without using a drop of hydrocarbon fuel.