Paris '97 will go down in the aviation history books as the "nearly" show. AI(R) nearly launched the AirJet, Boeing nearly launched the 777X and Embraer nearly launched the EMB-135. In the event the strategists had a field day and good news was largely left to the sales departments of companies such as Airbus, Bombardier, Cessna and Embraer. Douglas Barrie, Andrew Chuter, Guy Norris, Max Kingsley-Jones, Julian Moxon, Guy Norris and Allan Winn report. Design and production by Alexis Rendell and Chris Thornton, photography by Mark Wagner.

Source: Flight International