The Dubai Air Show 2013
Bloomberg News reports from the Dubai Airshow. Meet the dealmakers converging at the largest aviation-industry gathering in the Middle East, and find out how their deals will affect the business of air travel.
Emirates is exploring engine options for a batch of 50 additional superjumbos, handing Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc an opportunity to unseat a General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney joint venture that powers the existing jets.
Dubai Airports said it’s in talks with more cargo carriers about operating from the sheikdom’s new Al Maktoum hub while continuing to work on adding passenger airlines after the facility opened to them last month.
Boeing and Airbus leave the Dubai Air Show with diverging prospects for their order momentum, with the Boeing 777X set to be a global hit while the Airbus A380 risks becoming a niche jet for Mideast carriers.
The partnership of General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney is considering major upgrades to the engine powering Airbus SAS A380 super-jumbos as it seeks to maintain its market lead by improving fuel efficiency.
Airbus SAS may add winglets to the A380 to improve fuel efficiency and work with customers to pack more people onto the super-jumbo without sacrificing comfort in a bid to boost the profitability of flying the airliner.
Boeing Co. beat Airbus SAS at the Dubai Air Show with more than double the value of orders as it signed up customers from the Middle East, underscoring the region’s role as the new epicenter for global air travel.
Qatar Airways Ltd. said it jointly negotiated a deal for as many as 250 of Boeing Co.’s new 777 planes with Dubai-based Emirates, putting old rivalries aside to wring maximum value from the Persian Gulf’s growing dominance of the wide-body jet market.
CFM International, the General Electric Co. engine venture with Safran SA, plans to lift output by more than 10 percent by 2019 as it seeks to satisfy growing demand from Boeing Co., Airbus SAS, and China’s Comac.
Startup airline Libyan Wings plans to commence short-haul services early next year before building a wider network using Airbus SAS’s latest A350 long-haul plane, which it ordered at the Dubai Air Show.
Airbus SAS and Boeing Co. (BA) secured record orders on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, with Emirates accounting for the bulk of purchases as it signed deals valued at more than $100 billion for wide-body aircraft.
Boeing Co (BA)’s redesigned 777 wide-body jet aims to reap a record order haul by blending new and established technology, capturing the fuel savings of 787 Dreamliner while avoiding the composite jet’s development woes.
Boeing Co. (BA), maker of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft, is confident to book sales of its new 737 Max single-aisle jet at the Dubai Air Show to trim Airbus SAS’s lead in the region for short-range planes.
Etihad Airways PJSC continued with its strategy to take stakes in foreign carriers, buying a third of Switzerland’s Darwin Airline SA and re-branding the business as Etihad Regional to help funnel traffic through its hub.