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November 13, 2011 - 4:53am
R. Randall Padfield
Emirates Boeing 777

Boeing and Emirates Airlines announced at the Dubai Air Show today the airline’s order for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs and options for an additional 20 aircraft. The order is valued at $18 billion, making it, by dollar value, the single largest commercial airplane order in Boeing’s history.

November 13, 2011 - 4:27am
Bernard Fitzsimons
Paolo Carmassi

Like the key air transport sectors that it serves, Honeywell’s worldview is increasingly shifting eastward as markets in the Middle East and Asia continue to show strong growth. And the emphasis of the U.S. group’s technological development work remains focused on trying to ensure that traffic growth can be achieved without compromising safety.

November 13, 2011 - 4:15am
Bill Carey
AW139 helicopter

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) is convinced that its decision to expand globally, driven partly by local competition in the offshore oil and gas industry, is proving correct. The company now has contracts in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Spain, Pakistan, Eritrea, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Australia, India, Afghanistan and Indonesia, and more in the pipeline.

November 13, 2011 - 3:54am
Paolo Valpolini
Selex Falco UAV

Leading Italian exhibitors at the Dubai show are demonstrating the company’s increasing capability in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

November 13, 2011 - 3:01am
Chad Trautvetter
World Food Program booth

Fighting hunger isn’t synonymous with the word “airshow,” but the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) is aiming to change that. At an exhibit booth at the 2011 Dubai Air Show, the WFP is promoting its humanitarian aid programs, as well as how aircraft helps it achieve these missions.

November 13, 2011 - 1:29am
Gregory Polek
Boeing's 737 MAX

For many months Boeing expressed a preference to introduce an all-new airplane in the narrowbody jet segment to replace its 737NG family by 2019.

November 12, 2011 - 7:45pm
Thierry Dubois

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is about to get its first-ever rotorcraft manufacturer, with local company Quest Helicopters unveiling a completely new design on today at 1:15 p.m. on the Dubai Air Show’s static display.

November 12, 2011 - 3:01pm
Thierry Dubois
Bombardier Challenger 850

ExecuJet Aviation is offering aircraft buyers a more direct and straightforward way to finance and operate business jets through its relaunched SimplyFly program. The package offers a quick decision on financing and the opportunity to have the aircraft managed under a five-year lease.

November 12, 2011 - 11:25am
James Wynbrandt

A record number of exhibitors, maiden Dubai appearances of high-profile aircraft and the debut of the UAE Air Force’s flight display team are among the highlights of the Dubai Air Show 2011. But organizers note an even bigger milestone will be observed at this year’s show: The 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.

November 12, 2011 - 11:14am
David Donald
SAFAT-03 basic fixed-wing trainer

Among this year’s Dubai debutantes are a pair of light aircraft from Sudan. The SAFAT-02 is a light helicopter for training and the SAFAT-03 is a basic fixed-wing trainer. The aircraft are products of the SAFAT Aviation Complex (Stand W472), which was established at Khartoum Airport in 2004.