Dubai Airshow Brings Aviation to World Stage
DUBAI – Transportation – The biennial Dubai Airshow will be held from November 17-21st at the Dubai World Central Airport.
The Airshow held in the United Arab Emirates is a showcase for the industry, and includes great opportunities for companies and the aviation fans around the world to see some of the world’s best pilots and planes.
The Dubai Airshow will welcome up to 150 aircraft on the static display next week; with some appearing for the first time in the Middle East. The Dubai Airshow takes place 17 to 21 November 2013 and is moving to a new purpose built home at Dubai World Central (DWC), located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
The 13th edition is set to be the largest in the show’s 26 year history, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and up to 60,000 trade visitors expected – up 5% and 7% respectively from 2011.
Bombardier at Dubai Airshow
Transportation giant Bombardier will be from and centre during the Dubai Airshow. The company has set up a special website for the show.
Bombardier aviation has a growing importance in the Middle East’s aviation sector. The company will showcase a diversified portfolio of its business and commercial aircraft, its technical expertise and its superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services.
Bombardier’s static display will feature three aircraft including the wide body Challenger 605 jet, the large Global 6000, and the Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner.
In addition, closely following in the footsteps of the CSeries aircraft’s historic first flight on September 16, 2013, invited guests to Bombardier’s unique CSeries pavilion will be able to view the full-scale passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrators of this game-changing aircraft. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has ordered 10 CSeries aircraft and has taken options on an additional six. The all-new CSeriesfamily of aircraft is specifically designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.
To discover more about Bombardier’s vision to improve and to evolve the world’s mobility solutions, visitors are welcome in the Bombardier Chalet at A1-2-3. The state-of-the-art CSeries aircraft pavilion is situated directly behind the chalet.
Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts 1,200 business jet deliveries in the Middle East, driven by the region’s oil exports, long distances between its major cities, and difficult surface transportation. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to leadership in customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be. There are approximately 100 of Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in operation in the Middle East.
The fleet of Bombardier commercial aircraft in the Middle East and Africa is steadily growing with more than 200 Q-Series turboprops, CRJregional jets and CSeries airliners now in service with, or on firm order from, approximately 50 customers and operators in the region.
Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast for the period 2013-2032, covering aircraft from 20 to 149 seats, predicts deliveries of 480 units to the Middle East and 700 to Africa over the forecast period. Operating from the company’s regional office located in the Dubai Free Zone near Dubai International Airport, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s sales and marketing team is well positioned to provide industry-leading solutions to its current and prospective customers.
Bombardier aircraft on static display
Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet. Leading its market segment throughout the world, the Challenger 605 aircraft features one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today and can fly 4,000 nm (7,408 km), connecting Dubai and Hong Kong with six passengers*.
Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft – offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Dubai and Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.
Q400 NextGen aircraft: The Q400 NextGen turboprop is an ideal short-haul aircraft that delivers an unmatched combination of efficiency, speed, performance, payload and passenger comfort with a small environmental footprint. The aircraft offers network planners outstanding flexibility that no other turboprop can, providing up to eight more seats, a larger cargo compartment and up to 30 per cent more speed that its closest competitor. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 295 million passengers. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program includes some 50 customers and operators in over 30 countries on five continents.