The orders that this European firm has closed in the Dubai Airshow 2019 show could amount to 30,000 million dollars.
The European company Airbus received orders to manufacture 50 A350 aircraft and 120 aircraft of other models in deals that could total 30,000 million dollars during the first days of the Dubai Airshow aeronautical event, which hosts that UAE emirate from November 17 to 21.
In the first major business announced, the Emirates airline ordered half a hundred of A350s worth 16,000 million dollars at list prices: the supply of these devices will begin in May 2023 and continue until 2028 to obtain "additional operational flexibility", detailed its president and chief executive officer, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.RELATED
Air Arabia, the main low-cost airline in the Middle East, also signed a contract to acquire 73 units of A320neo, 27 A321neo and 20 A321XLR whose value could exceed $ 13 billion to "complement" its fleet and "expand services to places new and more remote, "explained its CEO, Adel al Ali.
The American Boeing has less prominence in this aerospace exhibition due to the unfavorable consequences of the two accidents of its 737 MAX model, which left a total of 346 dead and remains suspended throughout the world while waiting for the permission of the regulators to update their software '.
Some airlines canceled their orders for Boeing aircraft, while others suffered economic damage due to the suspension. However, the commercial director of Airbus, Christian Scherer, did not consider it necessary to "correct the belief" that the problems of his rival favor his company because the situation "does not benefit anyone in this industry," he told CNBC.