Innovation, knowledge-sharing and billion dollar deals characterise the week-long aviation event As the doors close on another record-breaking Dubai Airshow, exhibitors are rushing to close deals and re-book for the next edition of the biennial event, in 2019. Trade visitors to the event were up around 20% on the 2015 event, with some 79380 people entering the purpose-built hall at DWC, Dubai during its five-day run. At the end of the show’s final day, the order book stood at almost US$113.8 billion with Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of organisers, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, saying: “The figures speak for … Continue reading DUBAI AIRSHOW 2017 REACHES NEW HEIGHTS


Air Arabia among those announcing expansion plans Air Arabia today unveiled plans to expand into new markets, as it signed a lease on six new Airbus A321neo long range aircrafts in a deal valued in excess of US$2.79 billion at current list prices. The new aircraft will be leased on an eight-year deal with US-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC). They will be added to the Sharjah-based airline’s existing fleet of 50 aircraft, based out of five regional hubs in the UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah as well as Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. Their eight-hour flying range will give the … Continue reading MORE DEALS UNVEILED ON DAY TWO OF DUBAI AIRSHOW


Dubai Airports smart solutions highlighted as key to addressing rising passenger numbers With global passenger demand rising rapidly, making passenger journeys seamless and more enjoyable is key to successful airport operations. That was the message from His Excellency Jamal Al Hai, Member of Federal Council and Deputy Chairman of Dubai Airports, this morning as the inaugural Airport Solutions Dubai, part of the Airport Solutions global series, got under way at the Dubai Airshow 2017. The two-day conference which focuses on bringing together the entire buying chain of the airport industry from operators and designers to airlines and solutions providers, opened … Continue reading INAUGURAL AIRPORT SOLUTIONS DUBAI GETS UNDER WAY


Over 1200 Exhibitors Coming from Around the Globe The Dubai Airshow 2017 is expected to be its biggest edition yet when it opens its doors at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site on Sunday. With predictions of 72500 trade visitors expected across its five-day run and over 1200 exhibitors representing the entire spectrum of the aerospace industry, the show is set to exceed previous editions. Of particular attraction this year are the new feature pavilions and conferences that have been launched for 2017: the Space Conference and Pavilion with speakers including Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret; Cargo Zone, … Continue reading THE WORLD GEARS UP FOR DUBAI AIRSHOW

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim to open second hangar during Dubai Airshow

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between Dubai-based Al-Futtaim group and Germany’s DC Aviation, has confirmed the opening of its second hangar on the inaugural day (November 12) of the Dubai Airshow. The 7,500sqm hangar will more than double the hangar capacity bringing its total land-side plot area to 24,000sqm and apron area to 13,000sqm. The new hangar will enable DCAF to add two single-aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide enough space for an additional workshop and equipment storage. It will also significantly increase the number and size of aircraft that can be accommodated at the facility. The new … Continue reading DC Aviation Al-Futtaim to open second hangar during Dubai Airshow


The 2015 edition of the Dubai Airshow concluded by wrapping up an action-packed week that saw over 1,103 exhibitors representing 61 countries meet, network and do business. Visitor numbers for this year’s industry showcase broke all previous records, for the 14th consecutive edition, topping 66,346 sector professionals, representing an increase of 9%.   Exhibitors and visitors to the show were also treated to a static display of over 150 aircraft, with an international collection of business jets, drones, commercial aircraft, plus military planes and helicopters crowding the purpose-built apron, including the Airbus A350 XWB, which is currently touring a number … Continue reading DUBAI AIRSHOW – POSITIVE OUTLOOK