Dubai Air Show; Middle East; airliners; business jets; fighters; orders

November 28, 2011 - 2:15pm
Dubai Air Show 2011 (David McIntosh)

For most of the past decade at least, the Dubai Air Shows have been impressive if a little predictable in the magnitude of the business trumpeted during the biennial events. The message from the Middle East’s aerospace and defense sectors was essentially, “We’ve arrived and for us the only way is up.”