CEO of Airbus, French Fabrice Bregier, right, thumbs up as he poses for the media with CEO of Lion Air, Indonesian Rusdi Kirana, left, France's President Francois Hollande, center, during a signing ... more 
CEO of Airbus, French Fabrice Bregier, right, thumbs up as he poses for the media with CEO of Lion Air, Indonesian Rusdi Kirana, left, France's President Francois Hollande, center, during a signing ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, March 18, 2013. Indonesian airline Lion Air is to buy 234 short to medium range aircraft from Airbus for 18.4 billion euro ($24 billion), in what is being billed as the biggest civilian deal in the history of the aircraft manufacturer. The contract was announced Monday at the French presidential palace, a sign of the deal's importance to the government. Airbus said it would secure 5,000 jobs at a time when French unemployment hovers around the 10 percent mark. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Michel Euler
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 9:02 AM EDT