There is certainly plenty to take away from this year’s Dubai Airshow from static displays to aircraft reveals and we can’t forget about the billion dollar deals that were announced over the five day event.
Dubai Airshow took place from the 13th – 17th November and it did not disappoint. The event features 1400+ exhibitors, industry speakers, flying displays, static displays and much more. This airshow allows aviation experts to network and discuss the future of aerospace. There were many things to take away from this year’s event, below are just some of the highlights.
Across the five days deals were happening all over and this year it was Emirates who dominated the news. The airline put in several orders including a US$52billion order for 90 additional Boeing 777X aircraft continuing the airline’s reputation of being the world’s biggest operator of wide-body aircraft. In addition, there was also a US$6billion order of 15 additional Airbus A350 – 900s and an order of 202 GE9X engines and spares for their upcoming fleet of Boeing 777X.
Other airlines were also making headlines including FlyDubai who placed an order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner's valued at USD11 billion and showcased their 50th 737 MAX. SunExpress placed orders of up to 90 737 MAX and Riyadh Air CEO unveiled their second livery. EgyptAir purchased 10 Airbus A350s and showcased their new A321neo. What an exciting few days for all those involved.
Etihad airways unveiled their new Boeing 787 business class suites which many travelers will be looking forward to. The new suites will include a fully lie flat bed, privacy suite door, 17.3” 4K TV screen, Bluetooth headphone pairing, charging and wireless charging ports and storage options. Passengers will no doubt feel relaxed during their travels in Etihad’s new business class.
Visitors to the airshow were also treated to a flying display, over 180 aircraft at the static display and conferences with expert speakers to discuss all things aviation.
Dubai airshow 2023 has been one to remember and with plenty of deals being made the aviation industry has many things to look forward to.
What was your highlight of the Dubai Airshow?