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New economic index shows positive trend.(odds & ends)(air transport)

A new economic index developed by experienced air show attendees, the Party/Freebie Index (PFI), exhibited a decided upward trend during the recent Farnborough event, auguring well for both business volume and share prices.

The PFI came into being when a clear relationship was noted between industry health and the number and quality of parties/dinners/receptions held during air show primetime, plus the number and quality of giveaways distributed at chalets, press conferences and the previously mentioned parties.

This year's Farnborough featured not just one evening event each night during the primetime period but usually two or three conflicting events, forcing attendees into a taxi-intensive party-hopping mode that cut down on long-haul schmoozing but maximized contact networking volume. …

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