Dubai air show opens

DUBAI - The 10th Dubai Air Show began on Sunday with aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus set to go head-to-head in a bruising battle to win new business in the booming Gulf airline sector.

By (AFP)

Published: Sun 11 Nov 2007, 2:37 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:36 AM

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened the show, which is hosting 850 exhibitors from 50 countries, a 40 percent increase from when the two-yearly event was last staged in 2005.

More than 140 aircraft are on display at the five-day exhibition, which is the world’s third largest air show.

Dubai-based airline Emirates could announce plans at the show to buy 100 long-haul carriers, choosing between Boeing’s 747 Dreamliner and the A350 XWB, made by the US group’s European rival Airbus.

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