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Paris Air Show scrapped for 1st time since WWII amid COVID-19

The Paris Airshow has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, raising questions about the speed of the aerospace industry's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Organisers said Europe's largest industrial showcase, which attracts over 300,000 people every other June in alternation with Britain's Farnborough Airshow, would not go ahead next year because of the pandemic's "unprecedented impact" on aerospace. Aviation experts said the early cancellation reflected the high advance costs of the event, estimated to generate total spending by exhibitors and attendees of $1 billion, including $400 million on building, temporary hires and security alone.

News source ~ Reuters