A tourists river boat sails on the Seine river, between the Pont Neuf, background, and the Pont des Arts, foreground, in Paris,Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) Photo by Remy de la Mauviniere
Boeing is taking-on rival Airbus on the French manufacturer's home turf, and it's competing for billions of dollars worth of airplanes and thousands of jobs in the Puget Sound.
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Airbus sent a new wide-body plane into the skies Friday that sets the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing - with consequences for jobs, airlines' investments and the reputations of the powerful plane makers. View the photo gallery >