Dubai Airshow: Emirates largest show; Dreamliner debut

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 12 November 2017: The full family of Emirates commercial, executive and training aircraft will be on display at the coming Dubai Airshow.

The airline is set to launch its highly-anticipated Boeing 777-300ER new First Class suite and will inaugurate the Emirates Flight Training Academy during the Airshow.

The airline is showcasing its largest static aircraft display to date. Emirates’ full family of aircraft consisting of the airline’s 100th A380, its latest Boeing 777-300ER with new cabin interiors, the Emirates Executive A319 aircraft, and the Cirrus SR 22 and Embraer Phenom 100 jets which will be utilized by the Emirates Flight Training Academy will be on display to visitors. Both Emirates B777-300ER and A380 aircraft will be emblazoned with the “Year of Zayed” decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE.

On the first day of the Dubai Airshow, Emirates will debut its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class suite. The new First Class product has been entirely redesigned, with a range of new features. In addition to the First Class cabin, both Business and Economy Class cabins will also boast a number of enhancements.

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The first afternoon of the airshow will also feature a unique Emirates fly past comprising of a Boeing 777-300ER, an Airbus A380, as well as the UAE’s air-display team, Al Fursan. Both Emirates aircraft will fly at different altitudes followed by the Al Fursan jets in a symmetric formation. All Emirates aircraft taking part in the fly-past will also feature the special “Year of Zayed” decal on both sides of the fuselage.

The Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab initio pilots will be officially inaugurated on the second day of the Dubai airshow. The Academy was developed by Emirates in response to the global aviation industry’s requirement for skilled commercial pilots. It is set to offer advanced learning technologies and state-of-the-art training aircraft for cadets to develop their flying knowledge and skills. The multi-million dollar investment in this advanced facility highlights Emirates’ commitment to developing the infrastructure that supports career-ready pilots for Emirates, as well as the broader aviation industry.

The Emirates exhibition stand will also be open to all airshow visitors. Spread across two storeys, the stand will feature a number of Emirates divisions including: Emirates Engineering, Emirates Flight Training Academy, Emirates SkyCargo, Emirates Aviation University, Emirates UAE Sales and Emirates Official Store. The Emirates Official store will be selling limited edition aircraft models at the stand which will feature the “Year of Zayed” decal, and will also be taking special orders for the larger version of the aircraft model.

787-10 Dreamliner and Spacecraft Simulator to debut

Boeing will showcase a range of products and services for the first time at this year’s Dubai Airshow.

Included in the company’s display are the 787-10 Dreamliner, the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft simulator, flydubai’s 737 MAX and Emirates’ 777-300ER (Extended Range). Boeing’s extensive presence at the show underscores the company’s commitment to the Middle East as a key growth market across its commercial, defense, space and services businesses, said Wam.

”Boeing continues to grow and strengthen its footprint across the Middle East through innovative products and services that have won the confidence of our customers,” said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “While some of those products will be on display at the show, perhaps even more important is what you can’t see our commitment to building and sustaining long-term partnerships to encourage and grow regional capabilities, skills and young talent in the communities in which we operate.”

The Middle East is a key market for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, underlining growing demand for both its single and twin aisle airplanes. In addition to the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the super-efficient 787 family, the 737 MAX one of flydubai’s recently delivered airplanes – will also be on display for the first time.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) will showcase its industry-leading products at the show. For the first time in Dubai, Boeing will feature its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft simulator that will underline the region’s vision for space travel and exploration. Developed in collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, the Starliner was designed to accommodate seven passengers, or a mix of crew and cargo, for missions to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. Boeing defense products scheduled to be on display include the AH-64 Apache and the CH-47 Chinook helicopters, as well as the F-15 multi-role fighter.