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Jet industry's grand masters fight to a draw in Dubai

22 Nov 2019

DUBAI After insisting for 15 years that the superjumbo is the future, Emirates airline has been forced by the demise of the A380 to embrace smaller wide-body jets, resulting in a flurry of maneuvers between planemakers at this week's Dubai Airshow.

UAE in weapons making push as allies restrict sales

22 Nov 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a push to develop high-tech military hardware that would give it control over critical defence capabilities and lessen reliance on imports.

Emirates jet swap opens door to Boeing 787 deal in Dubai

20 Nov 2019

DUBAI Emirates agreed to buy its first Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a last-minute, $9 billion deal at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday while reducing its order for the U.S. planemaker's delayed 777X model. | Video

European defense projects need single export license: Leonardo CEO

19 Nov 2019

DUBAI European defense programs should be issued with a single weapons export license so policy changes of an individual state do not affect the supply chain, the CEO of Italian defense company Leonardo said on Tuesday.

Emirates wants new Boeing jet put through 'hell on Earth' in testing

19 Nov 2019

DUBAI Emirates, the largest customer of Boeing's upcoming 777x aircraft, wants the plane to be put through "hell on Earth" in testing to ensure it is safe to fly and meets performance expectations, the president of the Gulf airline said on Tuesday.

Emirates wants new Boeing jet put through 'hell on Earth' in testing

19 Nov 2019

DUBAI Emirates, the largest customer of Boeing's upcoming 777x aircraft, wants the plane to be put through "hell on Earth" in testing to ensure it is safe to fly and meets performance expectations, the president of the Gulf airline said on Tuesday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Sales of grounded Boeing 737 MAX gather pace at Dubai Airshow

19 Nov 2019

DUBAI, Nov 19 Boeing's 737 MAX took centre stage at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as airlines announced plans to order up to 50 of the jets worth $6 billion at list prices despite a global grounding in place since March.

Airbus dominates second day of Dubai show as Boeing wins MAX order

18 Nov 2019

DUBAI Gulf airlines Emirates and Air Arabia spent a combined $30 billion at list prices on Airbus jetliners as the Dubai Airshow burst into life on Monday, while Boeing won a symbolic first official order for the 737 MAX since its grounding in March. | Video

Airbus pips Boeing to $14 billion Air Arabia jet order

18 Nov 2019

DUBAI Airbus clinched a $14 billion order from Air Arabia for 120 A320 jets, beating U.S. rival Boeing Co after more than a year of talks between the budget carrier and the planemakers.

Demonstrator contract for Franco-German fighter jet project expected by January

18 Nov 2019

DUBAI France and Germany have reached an agreement on their joint fighter program and are expected to award a contract to demonstrate the validity of the planned technology by January, Dassault Aviation chief executive said on Monday.

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