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Dubai Airshow Opens Amid Drop in New Jetliner Orders

After three years of record jetliner orders, planemakers are bracing for a slowdown in new commitments at the Dubai Airshow which opens on Sunday under the shadow of recently falling oil prices and conflicts in the Middle East. Barring traditional show surprises, delegates attending the biennial...

Dubai Airshow Biggest and Best Ever

This year's Dubai Airshow is going to be bigger, better and more varied than anything that has gone before, says Michele van Akelijen, managing director of show organizers F&E Aerospace. "With over 160 aircraft due to appear and the possibility of seeing UAVs taking part in the daily fl...


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 Central’s Al-Maktoum airport as part of a Middle Eastern tour and is scheduled to depart to Ethiopia on 11 November, the airframer says. The aircraft, which is cabin-fitted, travelled from To...

DUBAI: Emirates new flight training aircraft on display

Think of Emirates and large widebodies such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 spring to mind. But two much smaller aircraft displaying the livery of the Dubai flag-carrier are on the static. Last week, Emirates Flight Training Academy, set up by Emirates to address its growing need for pilots, signed a deal for its first aircraft: 22 Cirrus SR22 piston singles and...

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. With capacity for five to seven people including the pilots, depending on the configuration, Diamond sees an opportunity for the type as a private aircraft for personal use or as an air taxi. Bi...

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 Turkish Airlines to start training its cadets to first officer commercial pilot level. Calling the deal a major step, AFTA said its signing builds a solid foundation for securing partnership deals with o...

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 an overhead spectacle of displays from aircraft that will include the F22 fighter jet, B1 bomber and Eurofighter. A record US$206 billion in aircraft orders were signed during the 2013 edition of...

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 to Syria are stoking demand for fighter aircraft, missile systems and drones as regional governments allocate about US$85 billion in defence budgets. Competition among the companies that make them...

Remember the crazy Emirates commercial where men flew alongside a plane in jetpacks? Here's how they made it

Last week, Emirates Airlines astounded the world when it aired a commercial featuring two men in jetpacks flying alongside their A380 jumbo jet, 4,000 feet above Dubai. A stunt like this had never been done before, which is why Emirates released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage featuring the extensive planning and preparation that went into the making of this commerc...

U.S., China Sign Cooperation Agreement on Aviation Safety

On November 5, Li Jian, Deputy Chief of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Ian Thomas, President of Boeing China and Co-Chairman of U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) in Beijing. During the meeting, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting cooperation in aviation safety, according to information released on the CAAC's websi...

Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the potential to impact business aviation in several areas, including the radiation environment, radio...

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 the Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Airshow on 8-12 November. The Mi-171A2 combines the finest qualities of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest aircraft manufacturing technologies. Key upgrades include a new,...

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

The biennial Dubai Airshow 2015 will take place from November 8 to 12, as a trade-only event at the newly renamed DWC/Dubai Airshow Site. The event provides an important benchmark as to the state of the Middle East’s civil aviation and defense markets and appears to be on track to match the magnitude of the 2013 show, which attracted 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries, 163 aircraft on displa...

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 all-new CS100 airliner, Q400 turboprop, CRJ900 aircraft; and three business aircraft – the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and the Global 6000. Held at the Dubai World Central Airport, members of Bom...

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