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Dubai Airshow 2023 Set to Break US$ 101 Billion Order

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Dubai Airshow 2023  Set to Break US$ 101 Billion Order

Dubai Airshow held on between 13-17 November 2023 at Dubai World Central (DWC) with over 1,400 exhibitors, 493 civilian and military officials from more than 98 countries with 350+ distinguished international speakers, 90+ innovative start-ups, and 20 impressive country pavilions. The show was hosted totally 192 aircraft in both on static and flying demonstration.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes family of fuel-efficient jets, including the 777-9, twin-engine jet - along with the 787-9, 787-10 and the 777-300ER were situated in Air show. In addition, Boeing Defense, Space & Security's the latest digitally advanced F-15QA, the T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System simulator, plus the AH-64 Apache and CH-47F Chinook helicopters were displayed at static display area. Embraer showcased the E195-E2, and military aircrafts; A-29 Super Tucano and C-390 Millenium.

Big players of Business Jets were also demonstrated cutting-edge business jets on static display are. Bombardier presented their Challenger 3500 and Global 7500 business jets. Gulfstream exhibit the ultralong-range Gulfstream G700 and the class-leading Gulfstream G500. Dassault brought along their Falcon 10X mock-up and Falcon 2000LXS, Embraer had their Praetor 600 and Phenom 100EV business jets on display area as well. Pilatus showcased the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet.

During the show, a significant amount of orders and deals were announced, a totally US$101 billion order was booked by Airlines.

•Emirates ordered 95 wide-body aircraft (35 “Boeing 777-9s”, 55 “Boeing 777-8s”, and 5 “Boeing 787s”) from Boeing worth US$52B, an order for 15 Airbus An-350-900 jets worth $6B and the airline awarded a series of contracts to Safran worth US$ 1.2 billion combined to furnish Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and its existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the latest generation Safran Seats. In addition, the contracts with Safran include exclusive services for cabin equipment, wheels and carbon brakes, landing gear component repairs, retrofit, and MRO support. Emirates also announced a US$ 950 million investment to build a new ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central (DWC) that is purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s.

•Low-cost carrier flydubai confirmed an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners aircraft worth US$11B 

•Ethiopian Airlines announced an order of 11 Dreamliners and 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft estimated at $7B and signed a MoU for 11 additional Airbus estimated at US$2.43B 

• Tawazun signed deals with local and international companies valued at US$6.28B   

• Türkiye-based low-cost carrier SunExpress Airlines, placed a firm order for 45 narrow-body 737 MAX jets (17 Boeing 737-10 and 28 Boeing 737-8) to be delivered between 2029 and 2035, with options or purchase rights for another 45 worth US$4.49B 

• Air Arabia placed an order for 240 CFM LEAP-1A engines worth US$3.36B 

•airBaltic confirmed an incremental order for an additional 30 A220-300s worth US$2.74B. Thus, Airline’s total firm orderbook reached to 80 aircraft with this order. airBaltic intends to operate a fleet of 100 A220-300s by 2030, making the airline the largest A220 customer in Europe, while it continues to be the largest A220-300 operator in the world.

• EgyptAir ordered its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, as the airline will take delivery of a total of 18 737 MAXs as part of a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) and also an order for 10 new Airbus A350-900s

• Ethiopian Airlines placed an order 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliner & 20 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, in addition to this an interior retrofit program for its existing 787 fleet,

• Royal Air Maroc and Royal Jordanian announced orders for four and two 787-9 Dreamliners.

• Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines placed an order for seven Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft 

• Oman Air announced an order and delivery of the operator's first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), its first dedicated cargo aircraft.

• ATR booked an order for 10 ATR 72-600s for Abelo, a turboprop-focused leasing firm, along with options for an additional 10 aircraft  


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