What’s at stake: Dubai’s future as a world centre for commercial aviation.
Background: Middle Eastern airlines are facing more competition and stand to lose ground to fast-growing carriers in India and China.
Main players: Dubai Airshow, Emirates Airline, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dubai World Central, Russiam militrary aircraft, Airbus, Boeing, flyDubai, Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, airBaltic.
Emirates Airline quickly established this week’s Dubai Airshow as one of world aviation’s major events, with a US$52 billion deal for Boeing widebodied aircraft, and a plan for a one million square metre engineering facility costing an estimated US$950 million.
The complex is claimed to be the
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