A French government minister (Pierre Lellouche) yesterday requested a meeting with the chief executive of Air France Pierre-Henri Gourgeon. Why? It was to question why Air France is planning to announce Boeing orders at Paris Air Show next week. The order is set to be an A350/787 joint order worth around $20bn. Air France has come under pressure from a group of conservative parliamentarians to give Toulouse-based Airbus preference when it awards a multibillion dollar contract for some 100 aircraft next week. The deputies, led by Bernard Carayon, a member of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling conservative UMP party, have drawn

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