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400 companies display wares at second Mosaeroshow, confined to a single site; Tu-204 'family' is introduced

MOSCOW--While Mosaeroshow has come a long way toward overcoming the very evident difficulties of its 1993 initial effort, some way remains for it to go before it can achieve the slickness of its other European counterparts.

The second show, in August--the 1991 and 1992 shows are regarded as trials and thus not included in the official count--was held at Zhukovski as before. But this year, space was not needed at additional centers. This is because more exhibition halls were included at this site and participation fees were increased to reduce the number of applications for stands.

Still, more than 400 companies from some 23 countries took space and the display line was 1 1/2 mi. long, featuring more than 100 aircraft. The West supplied 11 aircraft, mainly business jets and executive twins, and about five helicopters. But two commercial airliners were displayed for the first time: McDonnell Douglas displayed the first DC-10 to enter Russian service--Kras Air's first of two--and Airbus presented the A321. Not the expected test aircraft but a fully fitted out example in Air Inter colors. …

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