Airbus and Boeing are ready as they compete for new purchases from local and regional carriers at the Dubai Airshow.
Aviation experts noted a good number of sales are expected at the biennial civil and military exhibition commencing on November 12 to 21. Further, defense equipment may also be considered in the mega event.
Air Arabia, a Sharjah based carrier, is more likely expected to close a deal for at least 100 aircraft for the neo family. According to reports, the carrier may include an option to mix the A321neo and A321nex XLR models.
On the other hand, Emirates airline looks forward to sign a final order for Airbus A350 and A330neo jets following its confirmation of $15 billion commitment for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
In addition, UAE airlines’ Jazeera Airways and SalamAir anticipates A320neo for new orders. Alafco, carrier from Kuwait, might also sign for A320neo aircraft, sources insisted.
In 2017, a massive $113.8 billion orders we listed in the Dubai Airshow, including a $49.5 billion IndiGo Partners for 430 aircraft and $27 billion flydubai deal with Boeing.