By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
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.
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