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Photos: A Preview of the 2017 Paris Air Show

From the F-35 to the biggest and best from Airbus and Boeing, there is already plenty to look at in Paris.

The 2017 International Paris Air Show kicked off in style on Monday, as French President Emmanuel Macron flew in aboard Airbus’ A400M military transporter. His arrival was followed by the always-exciting Patrouille de France aerial display team, as well as Airbus’ massive A380. It was a necessary spectacle for Airbus, which is using the event to showcase the incredible A380plus, featuring up to 80 more seats, while reducing fuel burn by four percent. The A380plus is expected to arrive by 2020.

But the Paris Air Show is hardly just about what Airbus is offering, or even what Boeing is unveiling as the competition. So many airplanes, helicopters, VTOL and even flying cars will be on display in Paris through the show’s finale on June 25, and we’ll be keeping track as best we can. To get things rolling, let’s take a look at some of the aircraft that have already made appearances.

Airbus A400M

The Airbus A400M made some flights over the weekend, probably because of the precious cargo it would be carrying on the first day of the air show: French President Emmanuel Macron.

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The Airbus A400M

The massive Airbus A400M in flight.

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Boeing B737 MAX9

The Boeing B737 MAX9 is on display in Paris, but it might be upstaged by all the talk of the bigger and more expensive MAX10.

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Dassault Rafale

A Dassault Aviation Rafale takes flight.

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Dassault Falcon 8X

Spectators can also get up close and personal with Dassault's very well-received Falcon 8X.

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DC-3

France's Chalair Aviation has been celebrating its 30th anniversary with this beautiful Douglas DC-3.

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DC-3

This particular DC-3 reportedly once flew the Queen of England to Canada.

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Embraer E195-E2

Embraer's E195-E2 is the latest addition to the Brazilian company's fleet, and it is also the largest.

Jean François Maille/Paris Air Show

Embraer E195-E2

Embraer refers to the E195-E2 as the "profit hunter," because its increased size and range make it a good value for airlines.

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Embraer KC-390

Embraer's KC-390 multi-mission transport is being marketed to nations for a variety of uses, including maritime patrol and search and rescue.

Jean François Maille/Paris Air Show

Embraer KC-390

Embraer will deliver 28 KC-390 aircraft to the Brazilian government in 2018.

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F-35

Lockheed Martin is close to reaching a $37 billion deal to provide 11 nations, including the U.S., with the F-35 fighter jet.

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F-35 fighter jet

Making its Paris Air Show debut, the F-35 is reportedly being purchased by Australia, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, South Korea and Britain, in addition to the U.S.

Jean François Maille/Paris Air Show

V-22 Osprey

Even when it's sitting still, the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey looks like something out of a blockbuster action movie.

Jean François Maille/Paris Air Show

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