WASHINGTON Jan 2 Northrop Grumman Corp,
maker of the Global Hawk unmanned plane, on Wednesday said it
would not participate in the 2013 international air show in
Paris to save money, but could beef up its presence at air shows
in Australia and the Middle East.
Northrop Grumman and other companies that it has acquired
have participated in the Paris air show for many decades, said
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote.
One of those companies built the "Spirit of St. Louis," the
plane that Charles Lindbergh flew to Paris for the first
non-stop transatlantic flight in May 1927. The plane now hangs
in Washington's National Air and Space Museum.