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Dubai Airshow 2023 Breaks Records with Landmark Deals and Achievements

With over $101 billion in deals announced throughout the week, the Dubai Airshow 2023 saw an amazing selections of deals and important announcements.

The 18th edition of the Dubai Airshow, held under the trade of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, proved a historic milestone, emerging as the largest edition since its inception. 

The event showcased unwavering commitment from the aerospace and defense sectors, solidifying its status as a vital hub for these industries.

Groundbreaking Deals and Notable Announcements:

Dubai Airshow 2023 saw an impressive array of deals and major announcements, with over $101 billion announced throughout the week. 

Some standout agreements included Emirates’ monumental $52 billion order for 95 additional wide-body aircraft and a $6 billion order for 15 Airbus A350-900 jets. 

Ethiopian Airlines Group also made waves with an MOU for 11 Airbus A350-900s and orders for 11 787-9 Dreamliners and 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Unprecedented Attendance and Growth Plans:

The event witnessed an extraordinary 30% increase in attendance compared to the previous edition, drawing over 135,000 attendees. 

The remarkable turnout underscores the global interest and significance of Dubai Airshow as a premier platform for industry leaders, aviation enthusiasts, and decision-makers. The next edition is scheduled for 2025 at Dubai World Central (DWC), Al Maktoum airport.

Tawazun Council, working closely with the Ministry of Defence and security agencies, signed Dh23.06 billion of contracts with local and international companies. 

Key agreements included a Dh2.14 billion deal with Halcon for ammunition procurement and contracts with International Golden Group for technical support and purchasing engines and aircraft parts.

Focus on Space and Future Technologies:

The 18th edition spotlighted space and future technologies, with the UAE Space Agency unveiling the MBR Explorer timeline, the spacecraft for the Emirates Mission to Asteroid Belt (EMA). 

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Eanan, a UAE technology company, also inked an MoU to advance air mobility solutions.

Milestone Partnerships and Collaborations:

Dubai Airports, the world’s largest international hub operator, announced a significant partnership with Intelak Hub, an innovation incubator dedicated to travel, tourism, and aviation in Dubai. 

This collaboration underscores a commitment to fostering innovation and advancing the aviation sector.

The 18th Dubai Airshow showcased the latest advancements in aerospace and defense and set a new standard for groundbreaking deals, strategic collaborations, and the future trajectory of the industry.

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