Airbus and Emirates Airline have finalised a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – the manufacturer’s newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at the Dubai Air Show by sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
The Dubai Airshow has evolved to become one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. Taking place biennially, the 2017 show hosted 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries and was the largest airshow held in Dubai to date.
Phil Blizzard talks to the leadership team from the Dubai Airshow ahead of the 2019 event. Take a look for predictions from Michele van Akelijen, managing director of show organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, and Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports.
Boeing and flydubai have signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.
Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways, has signed a memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, in the presence of Ali Al Fouzan, chairman of Wataniya Airways.
Boeing and Aviation Lease & Finance Company have finalised an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, doubling the lessor’s order book for the MAX airplane.