Eyes on China at Singapore aviation gathering amid industry consolidation

By Jamie FreedSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Strong airline profits and higher defence spending have boosted the outlook for aerospace firms gathering for next week's Singapore Airshow, but after a surge of activity in 2017 the event is expected to produce few big-ticket deals.

The biennial show, the largest in Asia, will bring together buyers and sellers against the backdrop of China's attempt to play a bigger role in a realigning global aerospace industry. The Chinese push into the commercial jet and military drone markets comes amid regional insecurity.....

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