As we all know... size isn't everything. Largest, greatest, biggest, sexiest, longest... the world of hyperbole and exaggerated adjectives is fraught with pitfalls.

So when Jimmy Lau, managing director of Asian Aerospace, claimed that his show was now acclaimed as "...the second most important aerospace event worldwide", the sound of raising eyebrows in both France and the UK was deafening.

When asked whether he agreed about the current show being elevated to second position, Ken Maciver, vice-president of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, said: "Probably not, but I do think that Le Bourget is better than No 3!"

Source: Flight Daily News