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Dubai Airshow 2015

Event date:
08
November
2015
Status: Archived
1 year ago
Duration: 4 days Place: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai World Central. Organiser: Dubai Airshow
Dubai Airshow 2015

The Dubai Airshow began life in 1986 as Arab Air. Since then the show has grown and evolved to become one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world.

The Dubai Airshow, taking place 08-12 November 2015, is the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East. The show features an extensive display of civil and military aircraft and sees trade delegations attending from across the world. The Dubai Airshow is firmly established as a key event on the international aerospace calendar – consistently delivering key buyers and decision makers along with unrivalled access to the Middle East aerospace market.



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Royal jet and UAE GHQ Armed Forces sign contract

Abu Dhabi: Royal jet has signed a contract with the UAE GHQ Armed Forces to provide a wide spectrum of technical & operational training to Air Force staff. The signing ceremony took place on th...

Saudi signs MoU to take Antonov deal to the next stage with 10 aircraft

The partnership between Ukraine and Saudi Arabia was boosted at the final day of the Dubai Airshow by the signing of MOUs for ten Anotonv aircraft that are being developed in the Kingdom VIP visito...

Emirates signs agreement with Teledyne Controls

Emirates signed at the Dubai Airshow last week an agreement with Teledyne Controls to equip its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft pending delivery with Teledyne's GroundLink system. The Teledyne Ground...

Deals Worth Around $40 Billion Signed at Dubai Airshow 2015

The Dubai Airshow 2015 resulted in the signing of agreements worth a total of $39.8 billion, as compared to $200 billion at the 2013 exhibition, the organizers of the show said Thursday. The agreem...

Rolls-Royce sets sights on providing fuel-efficient engine for Airbus A380

Rolls-Royce sees an opportunity to provide a more fuel-efficient engine for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest airplane, once its manufacturer and its biggest operator, Emirates, move forward...

GE and its Joint Ventures garnered more than $17 billion in agreements at 2015 Dubai Air Show

At the 2015 Dubai Air Show this week, GE Aviation and CFM International, its partner company with Snecma (Safran), secured and finalized several engine orders and long-term contracts valued...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz St...

Dubai aviation district looks to attract aircraft manufacturers

Dubai plans to attract plane makers to manufacture aircraft parts at its aviation district in Dubai South, aiming to draw them closer to their major customers in the region, including the three bigges...

Alpha Star commits to 70 aircraft fleet by 2017

Saudi Arabian private aviation company Alpha Star Aviation has pledged to increase its fleet from a current 52 aircraft to 70 aircraft by the end of 2017. The company, which operates company-owned...

Yahsat to trial Ka-band in-flight connectivity on Etihad

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat is trial in-flight connectivity aboard an Etihad A320 aircraft via its Ka-band satellites. Yahsat says its Ka-band capacity will provide higher speeds and...

Call for Arabian Gulf carriers to join new European open skies policy

The European transport commissioner yesterday said she wanted Arabian Gulf carriers to be part of a single European sky policy but that they would have to play by the rules. The arrival of Violeta...

Vietjet Places $3.6B Order With Airbus for 30 New A321s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet helped break an order logjam at the Dubai Airshow on November 10 by announcing a firm order with Airbus valued at $3.6 billion to purchase 30 A321 narrowbody airlin...

Piaggio rolls out its MPA in Genoa as it displays a mock-up at show

As a newly-built maritime patrol aircraft rolls (MPA) out of a Genoa factory, Piaggio is showing off the ground demonstrator of the P.180 Avanti-based surveillance type at the Mubadala stand. Piagg...

Etihad is to take delivery of two freighter aircraft

During the first day of the Dubai Airshow, Etihad announced the US$637 million additional aircraft will be arriving next year. James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad...

Bell Helicopter and Strong Aviation sign LOI for Bell 525

Bell Helicopter announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with Strong Aviation for a Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter. Above: (left to right) David Sale, Regiona...

Defence Ministry agrees MoU with AgustaWestland for search and rescue aircraft

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with AgustaWestland, a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica, to buy six AW609 tilt-rotor aircraft for search and rescue o...

Aerion continues search for US assembly site

As top Aerion executives meet with Dubai air show attendees, the aspiring supersonic business jet manufacturer is continuing to search for a US assembly site for flight-test and production aircraft....

Case for A380 is 'inevitable' – Leahy

Airbus has underlined its faith in the A380, despite slower-than-desired activity and an absence of sales for the type so far this year. Chief operating officer for customers John Leahy, speaking a...

Airbus Helicopters speeds progress on H160

Airbus Helicopters has taken its in-development H160 twin-engined helicopter to a speed of 176kt (202km/h) during flight tests, and believes a never-exceed speed (Vne) of 180kt should be achievable....

General Electric launches new Middle Eastern support centre

General Electric has launched its Middle East Aviation Technology Center, which will serve as a regional customer and product support hub. The US engine manufacturer says it hopes to increase produ...

Set to blast off in the seat of power

Flying into the future of the UAE is New Zealand's Martin Aircraft Company and Martin Jetpack. The company signed an exclusive contract with the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) at the Dubai Airshow o...

Bombardier Q Series aircraft may soon be able to be serviced in Abu Dhabi

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is in discussions with Abu Dhabi Aviation with the aim of establishing an authorised service facility (ASF) for Bombardier's Q Series turboprop regional airliners....

LR Systems Develops Stripping, Painting Robots

LR Systems (Stand 642) is here promoting its aircraft stripping and painting robots. The stripper version is to enter service in 2016. The technology will help cut costs, eliminate some dangerous task...

Chinese Fifth-generation Fighter Goes on Show

China’s AVIC is displaying a model of the FC-31 fifth-generation fighter for the first time at Dubai, having first aired the concept at Airshow China in Zhuhai last year. A product of the Shenya...

Beechcraft seeks AT-6 certification as Iraq mulls offer

Beechcraft Defense's AT-6 Wolverine might soon have a launch customer, with a letter of offer and acceptance for six light-attack turboprops being prepared for the government of Iraq. In partne...

UAE signs $1.2bn surveillance deal with Saab

While all the talk in the run-up to the Dubai air show was about the prospects for large commercial orders being announced, it was the United Arab Emirates air force that opened sales, with a surprise...

Air Arabia Signs Lufthansa Technik Deal

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow 2015, Lufthansa Technik AG and low cost carrier Air Arabia, based in Sharjah, UAE, have signed an airframe related component contract for radome repair. The contra...

The Egyptian holding KATO Investment and Irkut Corporation to cooperate on the MS-21 project

At the Dubai Airshow-2015 the head of the Egyptian holding KATO Investment Dr. Ibrahim Kamel and President of Irkut Corporation Oleg Demchenko agreed to develop cooperation on the MS-21 project. Pu...

Round-the-world female aviator stops off for Dubai Airshow

Flying across the world in an open cockpit vintage biplane might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for Tracy Curtis Taylor, it is a chance to “get a bird’s-eye view or the view of go...

Emirates signs $16bn engine services deal with GE Aviation

Emirates has signed a $16 billion OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the GE9X engines that will power the airline's fleet of 150 Boeing 7...

Etihad and Mubadala sign $1bn technical services MoU

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, and Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Airshow worth potentially $1 billion over a 10-ye...

Irkut upbeat on Su-30SM prospects

Moscow-based aircraft manufacturer Irkut is showcasing the multirole Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter at the Dubai air show, among a host of military products on display from the Russian industry delegation....

Lockheed excited about UAE involvement

Lockheed Martin chief executive Marillyn Hewson had a big day at the Dubai show, officially opening the company’s new permanent chalet and visiting the stand of the company’s newly acquire...

Boeing, Tata JV to perform AH-64 work

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems have announced a joint venture to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in India. The joint venture will also compete for additional work on...

Al Mansouri calls to keep open skies ahead of EU policy talks

The Minister of Economy last night called for the preservation of open skies as aviation industry leaders gathered for the opening day of the Dubai Airshow. “For forty years, barriers and res...

AIA chief touts US pavilion while calling for DOD new starts

Aerospace Industries Association chief operating officer Bob Durbin is thrilled with the turnout of American aerospace firms at this year’s Dubai show, with the number of exhibitors in the US pa...

AgustaWestland restates commitment to AW609 tiltrotor

With AgustaWestland presenting its full family of medium-class helicopters at Dubai, the one notable, although not unexpected, absence from its static display is the AW609 civil tiltrotor. Two of t...

India's Jet emerges as customer for up to 75 Max 8s

India's Jet Airways has been identified as the customer behind a previously unattributed order for Boeing 737 Max 8s. Boeing says the deal with Jet, announced at the Dubai air show, c...

UK Minister leads trade delegation to Dubai

Philip Dunne, UK Minister of State for Defence Procurement, led a delegation to the Dubai Airshow yesterday, helping represent and support around 100 UK exhibitors. Speaking to journalists at the U...

Empire spreads to Hong Kong

Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has launched new aircraft management operations in Hong Kong with offices and staff in place, the company said at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. EAG has set up a new joint...

Embraer forecasts a $10bn jet stream

The Middle East region will require some 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer. In the forecast, released at the Dubai Airshow yesterday...

DC Aviation Al-Futtain sign GHA with HADID

DC Aviation Al-Futtain, the result of a partnership between Al-Futtain group and DC Aviation, has signed ground handling agreements (GHA) with flight support companies including HADID and World Fuel l...

Ameco Beijing Sees Fast Development on Airframe Overhaul

Ameco is to deliver a Boeing 747 of ACT Airlines for C-check in this December. It has been the fourth ACT aircraft since this year. Being capable of airframe overhaul on Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777 a...

Boeing Plans to Establish Middle East Headquarters at Dubai South

Boeing yesterday announced at the Dubai Airshow a Memorandum of Agreement with Dubai South, outlining the company's intention to establish its Middle East headquarters in the city's Aviation D...

ExecuJet Celebrates Its Sweet 16 in the Middle East at Dubai Air Show

ExecuJet Middle East, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, is celebrating 16 years in the region coupled with 10 years MRO operations, as the company continues to increase its presence in the UAE....

Airbus to meet A380 sales target this year

Airbus expects to meet its target to sell 25 A380 superjumbo planes this year but it is not in talks with any potential new customer from the region. Its chief executive Fabrice Brégier adde...

Futuristic jetpack set for sale next year

The futuristic jetpack that can fly higher than the Burj Khalifa is set to go on sale next year with a price tag of more than US$200,000. And it runs on the same type of fuel used by your lawnmower...

Stretched A350-1000 must not be 'me too' project – Leahy

Airbus is closely examining the potential market for a larger version of the A350-1000, but wants to avoid distancing itself from the core A350 market. The airframer has been talking to a “ha...

Boeing drops 'X' from stretched 777 designation

Boeing has formally dropped the ‘X’ suffix from its individual stretched 777 variants, although it will retain it for the overall family. The US airframer is officially referring to the...

A350 works for Qatar Airways, so should also work for Emirates, Airbus chief says

The chief executive of Airbus has brushed off requests by Emirates for an A350 aircraft that copes better with hot and humid conditions. Emirates said last month that it would postpone a decision t...

Stratasys unveils 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle

Advancements in 3D printing technologies that have helped the aerospace industry to save time and money were on display at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. Nasdaq-listed Stratasys unveiled the largest...

Improved Performance L410 Continues World Tour

Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries (AI) is here in Dubai (Stand 1947) to show its prototype L410NG commuter aircraft, which first flew in late July. Since then, the test-flying team it has been bu...

Comac Rolls-out C919, But Program Timeline Still Uncertain

After seven years of development marked by repeated delays, China’s new C919 airliner is ready to start ground testing of its avionics, flight controls and hydraulics systems. It made its debut...

Honeywell Taps Technology to Expand Air Transport Capacity

Visitors at the Honeywell Chalet (A6) at the Dubai Air Show will be able to experience a wide range of the U.S. company’s cockpit and cabin products through virtual reality and 3D scenarios, eve...

Dubai 2015: Spirit rises in UAE

A new form of air transport for the UAE, which will add a further boost to the nation's booming tourist industry, will be launched at the Dubai Airshow today. Captain Khaled Ahmed Al-Ansari wil...

Embraer's phenomenal success in the Emirates

Embraer and Emirates have plenty to celebrate at the Dubai Airshow this week. The airline’s rapid expansion means it has invested heavily into a new training arm, Emirates Flight Training Aca...

Boeing single-minded over growth forecast

Boeing has kicked off its activities at the Dubai Airshow this week with its latest 20-year forecast for sales in the Middle East, predicting that the region's airlines will require 3,180 new airc...

DUBAI: Martin Jetpack rockets in for Dubai premiere

New Zealand firm Martin Aircraft is eyeing the sales opportunities for its developmental one-man jetpack in the Middle East. Appearing for the first time at the Dubai air show, Martin Aircraft is p...

Swiss role for the new CSeries

Bombardier is showcasing its CSeries regional jet to the Dubai Airshow this week for the first time, as the aircraft prepares for 2016 service entry. Certification of the aircraft is targeted for t...

Neo news is good news for Airbus Corporate Jets

Airbus has debuted the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ319 at the Dubai Airshow this week, which is for sale via Switzerland's 28 East Group. The interior is split into four compartments and features d...

Archangel swoops to conquer

The Iomax Archangel, a light attack and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft now being delivered to the UAE Armed Forces for special forces support, is making its debut at the...

Dubai debut for Antonov transporter

The Antonov An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow. The Antonov (stand 2210) An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at t...

Dubai 2015: 407MRH makes its Dubai debut

The UAE Armed Forces' new Bell Model 407MRH (multi-role helicopter) has made its Dubai debut at this years air show. The 407MRH is a new military derivative of the Bell 407 developed by Abu D...

Latitude calls at BGAD, Biggin Hill

Cessna’s new Citation Latitude business jet is making its Dubai Airshow debut this week in a region where the company’s similar Citation Sovereign has proven popular. Textron Aviation&rsqu...

Dassault to Showcase Expanding Business Jet Family at Dubai

New Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X Set for First Deliveries in 2016,  Strong Response from Middle East Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon busin...

DUBAI: A350 stops at air show during Middle Eastern tour

Two Airbus A350s will be present at the Dubai air show, aQatar Airways aircraft complementing the airframer’s MSN2 which will conduct the flying display. MSN2 is stopping at Dubai World...

DUBAI: Diamond points DA62 at Middle East market

Diamond Aircraft's brand-new DA62 piston-twin is sparkling on the static display, fresh from demonstration tour of the Middle East, which included flights in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar. W...

AFTA Secures Third Major Pilot Training Contract

Dubai Airshow exhibitor Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA, Ireland Pavilion, Stand 644) has secured its third major international pilot cadet training contract, signing a three-year deal with Tur...

More than 160 aircraft on display at Dubai Airshow

More than 65,000 visitors are expected at the biggest Dubai Airshow yet, which kicks off Sunday on the site of Al Maktoum Airport. For the next five days the city’s residents we be treated to...

Dubai Airshow: Regional conflict to spur military spending

War planes will compete with passenger jets at the Dubai Airshow this week as regional conflict spurs military spending even as weak oil prices swell deficits among Gulf exporters. Wars from Yemen...

Russian Helicopters to showcase new Mi-171A2 alongside VIP Ansat and Ka-32A11BC firefighter at Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate the latest medium multirole Mi-171A2 alongside the light multirole Ansat in VIP configuration and the firefighting version of th...

Dubai Airshow Preview: More Growth for Middle East on the Horizon

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Satcom Direct Sets the Gold Standard for Connectivity

The Satcom Direct exhibit at the Dubai Airshow (Stand 1938) features a special gold-colored version of its Satcom Direct Router (SDR). The device manages multiple inflight cabin connectivity functions...

Bombardier Announces Presence at the 2015 Dubai Airshow

 Bombardier announced today it will touch down at the 29th Dubai Airshow  with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft on static display. The line-up will include the...

Shell will be featuring at Dubai Airshow

Shell will be showcasing its expertise and experience at the Dubai Airshow this week, highlighting the importance of supporting Middle Eastern aviation growth. The Middle East has always proved to...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim to showcase its facility and services at Dubai Airshow

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has confirmed its participation for the second consecutive time at the 2015 Dubai Airshow. Visitors to the show can locate DCAF at stand 2119. Holger Ostheimer, gener...

ANALYSIS: Boeing damps down expectations for Dubai

Dubai’s last major air show in 2013 set a high bar for order expectations. In the span of less than three hours on the first day of the show, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airwa...

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai

Zodiac Aerospace Opens New Facility In Dubai – Zodiac Aerospace will inaugurate a new facility ‘Zodiac Aerospace Services Middle East’ on November 9, 2015 during the Dubai Airsh...

MENA Aerospace to take part in Dubai Airshow 2015

MENA Aerospace is to participate in this year's Dubai Airshow, marking the second time the company has taken part in the prestigious event. A total of six divisions of MENA Aerospace will be at...

Textron Aviation debuts Citation Latitude at Dubai Airshow

Textron Aviation is to debuts its Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet at the Dubai Airshow next month. The Citation Latitude features the most spacious cabin of the Cessna aircraft at 77...

Emirates won’t make big plane order at Dubai Air Show, says president

Emirates is studying variants of Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’s A350 and won’t make a decision on a potential order before next year, Emirates president Tim Clark said. His comments on...

Boeing Upbeat on Dubai Airshow

 Despite a huge backlog of orders and Gulf economies affected by the low price of oil, American aviation giant Boeing has high hopes for solid sales of commercial and military aircraft at the Dub...

Website launched for Aviation Investment Summit.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched the official website for the Aviation Investment Summit. The summit will take place in November during the Dubai Airshow, and has been organ...

Katy Perry To 'Roar' In Dubai

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The Airport Safety and Security Conference will occur during Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow has announced that the Airport Safety and Security Conference will be happening during the airshow in November. The conference, organised by Fleming Gulf, will discuss the security as...

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