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November 13, 2011 - 9:40am
Thierry Dubois
PPG has developed new technology windshields for Airbus A320 airliners.

PPG Aerospace is introducing new materials for improved aircraft windshields and windows.

November 13, 2011 - 9:39am
Thierry Dubois
Nextant 400

Nextant Aerospace has appointed business aircraft sales group Action Aviation as the exclusive sales agent for the Nextant 400XT light business jet in the Middle East, India and Europe. Action Aviation, which is displaying the new aircraft at the Dubai Air Show, has offices in Dubai, the UK and Bangalore, India.

November 13, 2011 - 9:39am
David Donald
Talon laser-guided rocket

Raytheon and Emirates Advanced Instruments (EAI) have completed environmental and flight tests of the Talon laser-guided rocket, opening the way for production.

November 13, 2011 - 9:30am
Thierry Dubois
Falcon 2000S

Dassault is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand W310) exhibiting two of its latest models–the Falcon 2000LX and  Falcon 7X–the latter equipped with a second-generation enhanced-vision system (EVS).

November 13, 2011 - 9:25am
Matt Thurber
Eric Martel

After a period that has seen rapid growth of its fleet in the Middle East, Bombardier Aerospace is emphasizing at the Dubai Air Show this week the support that its Business Aircraft division is providing for local owners and operators of Global, Challenger and Learjet aircraft.

November 13, 2011 - 9:20am
Paolo Valpolini
AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland hopes that the sales success of its AW139 helicopter bodes well for the two new models destined to join its product family.

November 13, 2011 - 9:20am
Thierry Dubois
The CFM56-3 turbofan engine.

CFM International is ramping up the production of its CFM56 turbofan engines, driven by a record backlog and helped by new production methods. In 2010, the GE-Snecma joint venture signed 1,584 orders, and its current backlog now stands at a record 7,000-plus engines.

November 13, 2011 - 9:11am
Thierry Dubois

There is still plenty of growth potential in the Middle East business aviation market, according to Cessna (Static Display P4), which has singled out Saudi Arabia as the country most likely to lead a resurgence in demand. According to Mark Paolucci, Cessna’s senior vice president for sales, two of the new additions to the Citation line–the Latitude and the Ten–are particularly well suited to owners and operators the region.

November 13, 2011 - 9:10am
Thierry Dubois
Aircelle–AMES–is performing engine nacelle maintenance.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), the maintenance branch of the airline group, is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand W420) promoting AMES, its local joint venture with nacelle manufacturer Aircelle, as well as the services it offers in engine and compo

November 13, 2011 - 9:09am
Thierry Dubois

Next year’s Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show will be located at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. The show will take place Dec. 11 to 13, 2012, and organizer Fairs & Exhibitions is taking bookings on Stand W816 here at the Dubai Air Show this week.