Dubai Airshow Opened Its Gates To The Aviation Industry; Here’s Everything To Know
Dubai’s annual air show kicked off on Sunday, November 14. To a world, still blinded from the pandemic. Plus, an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus but restoring. Boeing and Airbus have originally been the stars of the aviation trade show. Competing for multibillion-dollar Gulf-based airline purchases & knocking out final details. That too, minutes before back-to-back news conferences. This year, however, the five-day exhibition is expected to be more muted than in the past. Well, due to the hushed state of flying & travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The air show’s first day drew eyes toward defence & military hardware. That included countries such as Russia and Israel. The day’s blockbuster commercial deal by Airbus was a sale of 255 new aircraft to Indigo Partners’ low-cost carriers. The agreement observes purchases of 102 new planes by Wizz Air of Hungary. 91 by Frontier in the U.S. 39 by Mexico’s Volaris & 23 by South American JetSmart. The package counts a mix of A321neo & A321XLR aircraft. At Airbus’ pre-pandemic list prices, the order would total more than $30 billion.
Airbus also secured an order for two additional A330 aerial refuelling aircraft. With the United Arab Emirates air force, bringing to five the country’s Airbus multirole tanker transport fleet. The star on the platform outside the exhibition hall was Russia’s Checkmate fighter jet. Which was shown to the media in a custom-built hangar. With a display of laser lights bouncing off a mirrored ceiling.
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