The United Arab Emirates announce officially that there won't be at all a Rafale order.
France had been bullish over the deal, which they saw as imminent, for 60 airplanes.
Instead, at the Dubai air show the UAE first asked the UK to give them information and an offer for the Typhoon, then announced that Rafale is rejected.
Now the Typhoon's rivals are the americans, from F15 to F18, but especially F16.
However, it comes as a big new chance in a market that for months looked unattractive.
This pays for the probable failure in Japan, were, despite initial optimism, beating US rivalry will be really, really difficult.