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November 12, 2011 - 7:47am
Ian Goold

Rolls-Royce arrives at this week’s Dubai Air Show pleased with the “very positive” results achieved during 1,200 hours of testing eight examples of the new Trent XWB engine

November 12, 2011 - 7:36am
Chris Pocock

French hopes of an early order for Rafale fighters from the United Arab Emirates Air Force may have been dashed. A British source with knowledge of the requirement has told AIN that the Emiratis will now hold a formal competition, and had just issued a request for proposals (RfP) to the UK government for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

November 12, 2011 - 7:18am
Chris Pocock
Boeing F/A-18E

Critics may say that Boeing’s argument is self-serving, but McCrary and colleagues believe that the upgrades already made or pending on the F-15 and F-18 prove their point.

November 12, 2011 - 7:09am
Gregory Polek

Bombardier Aerospace is unveiling a new flight-deck demonstrator at its Dubai Air Show pavilion on Sunday. Located near its chalet, adjacent to the Airport Expo’s East Hall, the interactive dome pavilion also houses the Canadian aircraft manufacturer’s most recent CSeries cabin demonstrator.

November 12, 2011 - 7:03am
Thierry Dubois

In an interview ahead of the Dubai Air Show, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran’s president for defense and security and CEO of the French company’s subsidiary Sagem, said the company’s (Stand W325) defense and security businesses are thriving, especially in smart weapons and threat detection at airports, and it sees n

November 12, 2011 - 7:03am
Gregory Polek
EC 145-T2

Eurocopter expects its participation in this year’s Dubai Air Show to underscore its competitiveness in the Middle East, as well as the EADS subsidiary company’s dedication to a continued local presence through partnerships and cooperation.

November 12, 2011 - 3:37am
Gregory Polek
GEnx-2B test bed at Peebles.

When Boeing 747-8F launch customer Cargolux postponed delivery of its first two airplanes in September, pundits almost immediately began tossing about theories that Qatar Airways boss and Cargolux director Akbar al Baker was behind the sudden move for various ulterior motives.

November 12, 2011 - 2:49am
R. Randall Padfield
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived this morning at Dubai International Airport for the Dubai Air Show, which officially starts tomorrow. This is the new model’s first appearance in the Middle East.

Although used in the flight test program, the aircraft has been outfitted with a posh interior to demonstrate the 787’s features.

November 12, 2011 - 2:35am
David Donald

Sweden’s CTT Systems has been selected to provide its Cair cabin humidification system for two Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs) that are to be outfitted in Toulouse.

November 12, 2011 - 2:15am
James Wynbrandt
Mubadala Aerospace's Strata facility

Mubadala Aerospace’s global ambitions in the aerospace arena are already achieving tangible successes at Strata, its composite aerostructures manufacturing subsidiary. Strata’s 230,000-sq-ft facility is located at the Al Ain Aerospace Center at Abu Dhabi’s Al Ain International Airport.