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November 22, 2011
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Dubai Airshow reports record attendance
The 2011 Dubai Airshow closed Nov. 17 with record attendance of 56,548 people, organizers said. Customers also placed orders worth $63.3 billion at the air show, held in the United Arab Emirates. "We promised a Dubai Airshow that would be bigger and better than ever and we did not disappoint," said Alison Weller, managing director of air show organizer F&E Aerospace. "The past week has been notable for its buoyant crowds, spectacular aerial displays and astonishing order announcements." The next Dubai Airshow is slated for 2013. Read more here.

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Air Show Headlines 
  • Honeywell, Abu Dhabi supplier sign agreement
    Honeywell has signed a distribution agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics, a supplier based in Abu Dhabi. "As a trusted global aviation OEM, Honeywell is well known for providing high-quality commercial and military products and services," said Global CEO Hassan Yousuf. United Press International (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 See What The World Says.
We asked the world what it thought of flying the Airbus A380. More than 5,000 passengers from over 150 countries told us. For an overwhelming 92% of them, it really was love at first flight. To see what the world says, and to have your say, visit us online.

Special Features 
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines opts for Rolls-Royce engines
    Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement at the Dubai Airshow with Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engines. The contract for the engines is valued at $500 million. "The Trent 700 is a market leader, and in the Middle East it is the engine of choice for eight out of the 11 operators of the Airbus A330, powering three-quarters of the aircraft in service," Rolls-Royce executive Phil Harris said. Air Transport World (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EADS welcomes Germany's purchase of 7.5% stake
    EADS welcomed an investment by Germany, as the country purchased a 7.5% stake in the European aerospace group. "The decision clarifies the evolution of the controlling shareholding in Germany and ends some uncertainty," said CEO Louis Gallois at the Dubai Airshow. Reuters (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
China Southern Airlines has just become the first Chinese carrier to receive the world’s largest passenger aircraft – Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – and the seventh operator around the world to operate the aircraft. To see what the world says about the A380, visit us online.
A4A News 
  • Stop proposed airline taxes from killing 181,000 American jobs next year
    These unfair taxes will increase costs for airlines and passengers and reduce service as airlines are forced to discontinue routes to smaller communities. Visit to tell Congress to reject the airline tax. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story


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