Dubai Airshow takes off


By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter

Dubai: The 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow gets underway Sunday at its new permanent purpose-built home near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central.

The biennial trade show brings together a who’s who of the regional and global aviation industry including Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Boeing, and Airbus among others.

This year’s event is set to be the largest, according to event organisers F&E Aerospace. There will be more than 1,000 exhibitors with up to 60,000 trade visitors expected.

Speaking to Gulf News on Thursday F&E Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Sharief Fahmy said that Airshow has confirmed more 150 static aircraft displays and that the US military has confirmed fly-bys from a F22 and B1 aircraft.

The AirbusA400m military aircraft and the Boeing F/A -18E Super Hornet will be on display in the region for the first time.

Dubai-staple Emirates will display one of its Airbus A380s while Qatar Airways will have a 787 Dreamliner, Bombardier Global 5000, and a Airbus A330F on show. More info