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.

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

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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