PARIS Plane giants are preparing to squeeze the last drop out of a once raging torrent of airplane orders without the razzmatazz of recent years, as the aerospace industry heads to a belt-tightening Paris Airshow looking for new sources of revenue.
stealth jet in decades, the F-35, points to a defense recovery at the world's largest air show.
Low-cost giants Lion Air of Indonesia and Ireland's Ryanair (RYA.I) have confirmed Reuters reports of interest in the new jet, though talks with Ryanair could take longer to complete.
Instead, some of the airlines that have become synonymous with air show hoopla in previous years, such as Malaysia's AirAsia (AIRA.KL), may return to sign up for digital services to make their new fleets more efficient to operate and maintain.
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