The story of the rivalry between Boeing and Airbus is the subject of this programme. A modern-day western, with the protagonists trying out every underhand trick and bluff possible to achieve their aims. But it is also a story of power and influence, driven by geopolitical ambitions and struggles.
The duelists are not men, but objects which largely surpass the fame and notoriety of their inventors. They come face to face not in offices and markets, but in battlefields. The two mythical weapons have been facing off for some 60 years.