The aviation industry's biggest players are gathering in Dubai to strike deals and show off tech like the world's biggest passenger plane and electric flight. Here's what to expect.
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- The Dubai Air Show starts Sunday in the United Arab Emirates, bringing together the world's largest plane, helicopter, and defense companies to make announcements and sign deals to shape the industry.
- The show is expecting almost 90,000 people. It is exhibiting 165 planes and will include aerial displays where passenger planes, fighter jets, and helicopters will soar above attendees' heads.
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One of the world's largest airshows kicks off in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where the world's largest aviation companies will show off their flagship jets, unveil new technologies, and announce new deals.Huge firms like Airbus and Boeing will gather at the Dubai Air Show to display their civilian and military products alongside smaller companies, government bodies, and other industry players. In total, 165 aircraft will be on display.
Themes likely to loom large in the minds of plane makers will include:
- The push from airlines and travelers to reduce fuel consumption and cut carbon emissions.
- Expansion plans in the growing Middle East market.
- Boeing's performance particularly, as the 737 Max jet remains grounded for an eighth month.
The show is expecting almost 90,000 attendees over five days to watch aerial displays, tour private jets, and see the future of aviation.
Here's what to expect at the show.
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