British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

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Air France Airbus 380, Flight 65, sits on the runway at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photograph: AFP

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Colm Barrington’s Fly Leasing reported a loss of $21.1 million for the nine months ended September 30th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

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A visitor watches an Airbus A350 XWB on the opening day of the 14th Dubai Air Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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Airbus sales chief John Leahy said one airline is interested in as many as 20 A380  aircraft. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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After a bumper summer Ryanair is forecasting full year profits will be towards the upper end of its € 1,175m to € 1,225m range. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

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Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

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Boeing: results out on Wednesday.  Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
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