Drama in the desert?

While the event lacked the blockbuster breakthroughs of previous years, the 2019 Dubai Airshow also sprang a few surprises. Richard Schuurman travelled to the UAE and analyses the key developments.

The event is held biennially at the sprawling Dubai World Central (DWC) site.

AS THE event’s hometown airline, Emirates finally offered some insight into its broader fleet-strategy at the 2019 Dubai Airshow after what has been a long soul-searching process. Its decision-making also confirmed how ‘flexible’ its billion dollar-announcements from previous gatherings in 2013 (Airbus A380 and Boeing 777X) and 2017 (Boeing 787-10) have been.

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