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Airbus to launch energy-saving ‘sharklet’ wingtips

DUBAI - Air New Zealand will be the launch customer for eight-foot tall, fuel-saving wingtips that Airbus SAS is introducing on all its future A320-family jetliners, the European aircraft-maker announcecd today on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow.

Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Airshow

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has opened the 11th Dubai Airshow, touring planes including Airbus and flydubai, amidst a tightly packed static display at the Dubai Airport Expo.

Aerion Sees
Keen Interest in Supersonic Jet

DUBAI — Aerion Corporation, which seeks to be the first to market with a supersonic business jet, said on Saturday that nearly one-third of the $4 billion orders it had bagged for the aircraft was from customers in the Middle East, India and Pakistan.

Delegations from 40 Countries Attending

DUBAI — Organisers of the Dubai Airshow say they will welcome 73 delegations from 40 countries, with the Middle East and North Africa accounting for more than a third.

Airshow to Spur Global Aviation Recovery

The success of Dubai Airshow in drawing increased international participation despite the financial crisis will help galvanise the world’s aviation and transport industry and strengthen belief that a global recovery is under way, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said.

Dubai Airshow Takes Off

The world comes to Dubai today as the bi-annual aerospace spectacular takes off. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will open the 11th Dubai Airshow, at the dedicated site at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai Set for Impressive Airshow

DUBAI — The Middle East’s greatest aviation extravaganza — the Dubai Airshow — opens tomorrow, and it promises to be even bigger than when it last rolled into town amid a much more buoyant economy two years ago.