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From fighter jets to electric aircraft, here's the latest from Paris Air Show

Updated : 2019-06-19 12:04:04

The world's aviation elite have gathered at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. The global economic slowdown and trade tensions between the U.S. and other powers are also weighing on the event that opened Monday at Le Bourget airfield. The event is showcasing electric planes, pilotless air taxis and other cutting-edge technology.

A Dassault Rafale fighter jet performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
A Dassault Rafale fighter jet performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
A visitor looks at a Pilatus PC-21, a new training aircraft for fighter crews of the French Army, build by Swiss plane maker Pilatus at the Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A visitor looks at a Pilatus PC-21, a new training aircraft for fighter crews of the French Army, build by Swiss plane maker Pilatus at the Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
An Israeli Eviation Alice electric aircraft is displayed at Paris Air Show. Israeli startup Eviation displayed an all-electric airplane prototype dubbed Alice at the Paris Air Show, as the aviation industry increasingly looks to electric and hybrid technology because of pressure from regulators and the public to reduce emissions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
An Israeli Eviation Alice electric aircraft is displayed at Paris Air Show. Israeli startup Eviation displayed an all-electric airplane prototype dubbed Alice at the Paris Air Show, as the aviation industry increasingly looks to electric and hybrid technology because of pressure from regulators and the public to reduce emissions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
US Air Force crew members gather next to an F-35 Lightning II at Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
US Air Force crew members gather next to an F-35 Lightning II at Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Visitors watch a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Visitors watch a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A prototype of an electric unmanned air taxi is displayed at Paris Air Show. Airbus has developed a prototype, the Vahana, an autonomous a self-piloted aircraft. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A prototype of an electric unmanned air taxi is displayed at Paris Air Show. Airbus has developed a prototype, the Vahana, an autonomous a self-piloted aircraft. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Visitors walk around at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
Visitors walk around at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
An Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
An Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
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