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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 dining space for 12, a relaxed lounge and an aft shower. The airframer is upbeat about regional pr...

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 Airshow this week. Based on the airframe of the Thrush S2R-660 agricultural aircraft, 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 the Dubai Airshow. It forms the centrepiece of the Ukrainian company’s on-going effort to break into the Middle Eastern and African markets. Mykhaylo Gvozdov, Antonov’s acting preside...

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 Dhabi-based NorthStar Aviation, which is already fulfilling an order for 30 of the helicopters from the UAE armed forces. Approximately 20 have now been delivered with the remainder will arriving on...

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 Nov. 8-12 event predicted a drop in major commercial order announcements as Gulf airlines take stock...

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 flying program for the first time, it's going to be an exciting event," she says. Dubai...

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...

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12/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
China, Shanghai

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13/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
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The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

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