GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Air Arabia follows with $14billion deal for 120 new Airbus aircraft as order book fills up

 

Dubai, UAE - November 19, 2019:  Emirates signed an order for 50 Airbus A350 XWB worth $16billion today, leading the crowd on a busy day of sales and proving, once again, that Dubai Airshow is the industry's preferred place to do business.

The deal, announced by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates' Chairman and Chief Executive, and signed with Guillaume Faury, Airbus' Chief Executive Officer, will see the first aircraft delivered in May 2023. The order replaces a previous agreement of intent to purchase 30 A350s and 40 A330 Neos, and reflects Emirates' desire to move towards a new configuration featuring Premium Economy cabins.

Speaking following the signing, Sheikh Ahmed said: “I'm always looking for something that will work for Emirates as a fleet, in terms of our operation now and in the future. So, I think that, today, when we look at the A350 and the role it can serve within Emirates, for short trips, medium or long haul, I think that flexibility is good for the airline.

“Our business model is to provide efficient and comfortable air transport to and from our Dubai hub, and today, this $16billion deal reflects our confidence in the future of the UAE aviation sector.”

In addition, Air Arabia signed a deal worth $14billion with Airbus to purchase a total of 120 new aircraft, comprising a mix of A320 Neos, A321 Neos and A321 XLRs. The airline, which currently operates primarily from Sharjah with a fleet of 53 Airbus aircraft, was recently announced as the partner in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi's Etihad to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.

It followed day one sales from De Havilland Canada, of three Dash 8-400 turboprops to Elin Group of Nigeria in a deal worth US$99million, and Boeing, which sold a pair of 787-9s worth US$585million at list price to Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Elsewhere, Nigeria's Air Peace topped up its fleet with the purchase of three Embraer 195-E2s, while Egyptian lessor CIAF purchased three E190s and Omani low-cost carrier SalamAir agreed the lease of two Airbus A321 Neos from GECAS.

The show's opening days have also seen an increased focus on green initiatives aimed at answering environmental concerns in the aerospace industry, with Etihad Airways and Boeing unveiling plans for a world-first ‘Greenliner'.

The eco partnership will use a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner, set to be introduced early next year, to research products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions. Etihad also announced the operation of a special Boeing 787 ‘eco flight' to Brussels will take place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2020.

Meanwhile, the world's first eco-friendly air-racer monoplane was also unveiled at the show by Air Race E, the firm pioneering an electric racing series which is expected to launch in late 2020 with support from Airbus. 

Speaking as day two of the event drew to a close, Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of Airshow organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, said: “Our opening days have once again shown that the Dubai Airshow is not only the place the aerospace industry comes to do business, but also where it comes to innovate.”
 

 

 

 

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4953 times
Posted on : Tuesday, November 19, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE Leads in Military Deals at Dubai Airshow 2019
Next Story : Palma Holding to Acquire 20 Dash 8-400 Aircraft from De Havilland Canada'
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Get Festive Ready With Prestige Cosmetics Holiday Collection
VINOPURE Purifying Gel Cleanser
Harmesh Jewellery National Day Collection
Maserati's innovation on board the Multi 70 trimaran: the technical partnership ...
Research by Lipton Finds That One in Three 18-34 Year Olds Feel Lonely And Revea...
Gennaro Esposito Receives “Michelin Chef Mentor 2020” Prize
Sunny Leone unveils the cover page of Filmfare magazine's December issue
PACE to Space
TAG Heuer launches 2 new timepieces in honor of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna
The Luxury Closet's Commitment to a More Sustainable Fashion Future to Change th...
With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut ...
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlets in Bur D...
Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation celebrates the 48th National Day
Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco
Travel Diaries - ECCO Shoes and Accessories
Kate Spade New York - Holiday 2019 Collection - December Edit
J.D. Power announces 2019 UAE Sales Satisfaction Index
Expo 2020, infrastructure projects driving growth of Dubai's construction sector
Arabic version of Zoho Creator launched to help businesses create custom applications
Master Chronometer: Raising Standards
Life-changing Raffles Announced for 25th Edition of Dubai Shopping Festival
Huge White Friday Deals Coming to Dubai Festival City Mall
Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Martyrs on Commemoration Day'
Formula 1 meets Virgin Hyperloop One: California-based Developer to Showcase Pas...
Indulge in New flavours sprinkled With A Dash of Bollywood & Nostalgia at Hitchki
Dubai Health Authority wins several local, regional and international awards.
Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENE...
Cisco Advances Solutions to Simplify Cybersecurity Processes in Saudi Arabia
Trading Enterprises announces the arrival of the new S60 premium sports sedan i...
Kids Eat for Free This National Day Weekend at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE 48th National Day
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Launches the 2nd Edition of Al...
Dubai Festival City Mall Predicts Biggest Celebration of UAE National Day Yet
Luxury Wedding Gifts from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'
Robinsons celebrates UAE National Day with leading Emirati brands and a host of ...
Revive Your Haute Couture Collections with Champion Cleaners VIP Couture Cleanin...
du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everyth...
ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanu...
Zambian President affirms commitment to bolster UAE ties
Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day
Chloé's Iconic “Carlina” Sunglasses In a Precious New Interpretation
China Homelife the Largest China Sourcing Platform Set to Showcase a Wide Variet...
Gulf Medical University Provides 220 Healthcare Professionals to the Healthcare ...
Spice Up with Shades of Brown from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
MG Motor launches its first electric vehicle for the Middle East at the 5th Int...
Italy breaks ground for its Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Cares delegation visits Vietnam to launch a three-year program that addres...
UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry launches Emirates Nuclear Technology Center ...
Celebrate the 48th UAE National Day at Dalma Mall
Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy...