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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - DUBAI 2001 AIR SHOW

Dubai air show bucks the trend

Posted on 18/11/2009

The 11th edition of the Dubai Air Show, which takes place amid a global financial crisis, reflects the resilience in the economy of the Gulf region, especially the UAE's, officials said. "Boeing is convinced that the region continues to hold great potential for growth in the aerospace sector including aircraft, infrastructure expansion, services and financing," James McNerney chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, said. According to an International Air ...  >>MORE

VP witnesses the signing ceremony between Emirates Airline, Airbus

Posted on 12/11/2007

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended yesterday at the sideline of Dubai Airshow 2007, the signing ceremony of the largest agreement in aviation history between Emirates Airline and Airbus and Boeing worth about US$35 billion. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Emirates Airline's Chief Executive signed on behalf of the company, while Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO signed on ...  >>MORE

Emirates signs US$34.9 billion contracts for 120 Airbus and Boeing planes

Posted on 12/11/2007

Emirates Airline today announced another historic civil aviation aircraft order, when it signed contracts for a 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs, worth an estimated $34.9bn in list prices. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates' Chairman and Chief Executive, announced the massive order at the 10th Dubai Airshow; and signed the contracts with Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, and Lee Monson, Vice President Middle East and Africa Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...  >>MORE

BBC World named broadcast partner for Dubai Airshow

Posted on 20/09/2003

BBC World, the BBC's commercially funded 24-hour international news and information channel, has been appointed 'Official Broadcast Partner' for this year's Dubai Airshow, the eighth international aerospace exhibition. The agreement means a BBC World crew will be at the Dubai Airshow, which runs at the Airport Expo Dubai from December 7 to 11. They will film throughout the show for the channel's World Business Report programme. "This will ensure news of the Dubai air show will be screened ...  >>MORE

Emirates to spend $15 billion

Posted on 08/11/2001

Emirates airline announced it's biggest ever order totalling almost $15 billion to buy 58 large aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. Two contracts were signed at the Dubai 2001 air show on behalf of Emirates by its chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The order is for 22 giant double-decker Airbus A380s, with an option for 10 more in an order valued at $7 billion, and a further three A330s for another $415 million, and signed a letter of intent to buy eight A340s for around $1 ...  >>MORE

Aviation event surpasses expectations

Posted on 07/11/2001

Over 10,000 visitors from more than 60 countries visited the Dubai air show in its first two days, the organisers revealed. "In addition, during Sunday and Monday, we received 151 official delegations from 52 countries, 70 of which were civil aviation focussed," said Virginia Kern, chairman, Fairs and Exhibitions. The show, which features 450 companies from 33 countries and 10 national pavilions, is getting international media coverage from a 590 strong press corp. from 36 countries. The ...  >>MORE

EADS to sign US$140m deal with UAE

Posted on 07/11/2001

EADS Casa will soon sign a $140 million final contract with UAE for four C295 Persuader maritime patrol aircraft with deliveries to begin by mid-2004, a top official confirmed. The Casa C295 was selected by Abu Dhabi Navy for its anti-submarine warfare system acquisition programme, Shaheen 1. The UAE is the first customer of EADS Casa in this region for the C295 maritime patrol aircraft. Poland had purchased eight C295 military transport aircraft. EADS Casa has developed the fully integrated ...  >>MORE

UAE evaluating Sukhoi fighter jets

Posted on 07/11/2001

The UAE is evaluating various fighter aircraft made by Russia's Sukhoi, officials said yesterday, but declined to confirm if the UAE was evaluating the Sukhoi 30MK fighter. "Although no agreement has been signed with the UAE's Ministry of Defence, there are many common points in the evaluation of various fighter aircraft made by us," said Mikhail Simonov, chief of Sukhoi Design Bureau. While there have been no recent orders for any military aircraft from the Middle East, he said negotiations ...  >>MORE

UAE Air Force may invest in Mako

Posted on 07/11/2001

The UAE Air Force and Air Defence is likely to make a financial commitment for the multi-billion Mako programme with the European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co (EADS), a senior UAE defence official confirmed. "We will be investing in the programme. We are in talks with the national banks and UAE Offsets Group to support the programme," Brigadier General Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Bu Ainnain of UAE Air Force and Air Defence. A MoU was signed by UAE with EADS to contribute to the design and ...  >>MORE

Star Navigation to open ground station in Dubai

Posted on 07/11/2001

Toronto-headquartered Star Navigation has chosen Dubai as one of the five worldwide ground station locations for its new aircraft safety monitoring system, the In-flight Safety Monitoring System Situation Tracking Alogorithmic Response (ISMS-Star). The news was announced yesterday at Dubai 2001, the seventh international aerospace exhibition, where Star Navigation is among 450 exhibitors from 33 countries. The new system is currently undergoing ground testing before certification by the ...  >>MORE

New travel security system at Dubai 2001

Posted on 07/11/2001

A news air travel security alert system, developed by the UK-based QinetiQ, which can alert airport staff and airline personnel to disruptive passengers or potential terrorists from check-in to boarding, is being ushered in at Dubai 2001 - the International Aerospace Exhibition - running at the Airport Expo until tomorrow. The company, specialising for years in military intelligence technology, has used its experience and expertise in this field to develop the application for civilian ...  >>MORE

Rolls wins Emirates deal

Posted on 06/11/2001

Rolls-Royce yesterday won a US$475 million contract to supply Trent engines to Emirates airlines. Rolls-Royce is also in the race for the engines on the 22 A380s on firm order, and up to 10 options, and the 25 Boeing 777s which formed part of Emirates' announcement at the air show. Emirates airline signed a letter of intent for eight Airbus A340-600 aircraft with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2005. Each is powered by four 53,000-56,000 pound thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 500s, the sole engine ...  >>MORE

Emirates joins hands with Canada's CAE

Posted on 06/11/2001

Emirates has announced the launch of a US$100 million joint venture with Canada's CAE to set up a Gulfstream business jet training centre in Dubai. The move follows their announcement in July of an agreement to build and jointly operate the centre, which will be adjacent to the existing Emirates Training Facility. The initial investment under the ten-year agreement is US$100 million, with equal participation by both. The facility is to commence operation in 2003. The announcement came just ...  >>MORE

Deliveries of Mirage fighters imminent

Posted on 06/11/2001

First deliveries of the 30 Dassault Mirage 2000-9 fighters to the UAE are imminent. Training has been under way since late 1999, and operational units should start forming in 2002-03, First troop carriers set to roll out next year. The first units from the UAE-Jordan venture to manufacture troop carriers in Jordan should roll out by the first half of 2002, a senior official confirmed. UAE's Bin Jaber Group is working with the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau on this programme," ...  >>MORE

Mohammed opens Dubai 2001

Posted on 05/11/2001

Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday inaugurated Dubai 2001 air show and announced the construction of a third terminal at Dubai Inter-national Airport and two more concourses at a cost of $1.4 billion. The global airline industry also received a boost with Emirates announcing its biggest ever order totalling almost $15 billion for 58 large aircraft. The order – divided among Airbus and Boeing – is also Dubai's vote of confidence ...  >>MORE

Eighty F-16s to enter service during 2004

Posted on 05/11/2001

The 80 F-16s ordered by the UAE will be in service during 2004, confirmed Lieutenant General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces. He did not comment on whether there will be more orders of the F-16s. Sheikh Mohammed also expressed belief that the current situation could increase armament and defence plans in the UAE. "GCC military cooperation is still proactive, but GCC countries have no intention to take part at the U.S.' Stars Wars project at present." ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed says aircraft deal a message of peace

Posted on 05/11/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, today said that the US$ 15 billion aircraft deal that the Emirates today signed with Boeing and Airbus was a message of peace from the UAE to the outside world. He said that the 47 Boeing and Airbus aircraft was to show the world that social, economic and human development projects were a priority for the UAE. "The message is to show the UAE as a civilised country that has a great pride in its genuine Arab ...  >>MORE

Mohammed to open air show

Posted on 04/11/2001

The 7th international aerospace exhibition, Dubai 2001, is set to take off this morning when Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates the Middle East's premier aviation event. The biennial event is rated among the top three globally, alongside the UK's Farnborough, and France's Le Bourget. This year's exhibition is expected to attract the largest ever number of official delegations. Also present will be Prince Andrew, the Duke of ...  >>MORE

500 exhibitors due at Dubai Airshow

Posted on 01/11/2001

Over 500 exhibitors from 33 countries are expected to participate in Dubai 2001 on 4-8 November. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates said 'there will be big surprises during this year's airshow'. He added that 'deals are not made during the exhibition as purchase decisions are preceded by in-depth study and communication between manufacturers and parties that place orders'. Sheikh Ahmed attributed the government's firm ...  >>MORE

Prince Andrew to attend the inauguration of Dubai Air show

Posted on 31/10/2001

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, will attend the inauguration of the Dubai Air show 2001 due to start on November 4 with the participation of 45 British companies. The visit will be the first for Prince Andrew to the UAE since he was chosen to lead the British International Trade Organisation, a government authority that promotes British investments around the world. John Yarow, spokesman of the British Embassy, said that the aim of Prince Andrew's visit was to support the British participation in ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air show to spring big surprises

Posted on 31/10/2001

Dubai 2001 will offer a lot of surprises to the region's aviation industry with some of the leading players announcing huge deals, according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates. "I promise you, there will be big surprises during this year's airshow," he reassured industry officials during an interview with the Air Force Magazine on the five-day airshow which begins on Sunday. "Deals are not made during the exhibition as ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show to go ahead despite terrorist attacks in U.S.

Posted on 20/09/2001

Despite events of the past week, the Dubai 2001, 7th international aerospace exhibition will go ahead in November 4 to 8, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates on 18 September. 'It is very much business as usual. In the past week we have had one exhibitor withdraw from the show. But, we have just received verbal confirmation from a new U.S. exhibitor that wants to take part, as well as a stand space expansion request from a leading ...  >>MORE

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