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Dubai Airshow 2017: Day 2 highlights

Highlights of the events from the second day of the region's top aerospace show

  • Visitors getting a feel of a Eurofighter Typhoon that is on display at the Dubai AirshowImage Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Exhibitors stand next to MH60R at US display stand at Dubai World CentralImage Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

Air Arabia to lease 6 Airbus A321neos from Air Lease Corp 

Air Arabia Chief Executive Adel Ali announced on Monday a leasing agreement for six Airbus A321neo long range aircraft from U.S.-based Air Lease Corp at the Dubai Airshow.

Watch: A supersonic missile manufactured in India. Take a look at the Brahmos missile here at the Dubai Airshow.

Watch: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is producing fighter jets and trainer aircrafts and they are right here in Dubai at the Dubai Airshow 2017. Air Commodore Sohail Saeed shows us around.

Dubai raises stakes in talks for A380 lifeline order 

Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

Speaking to Reuters at the Dubai Airshow, Tim Clark also said the largest Middle East carrier would probably stick with the Boeing 787 for its mid-sized fleet needs after ordering 40 of the jets on Sunday, and could order more in future.

Airbus's hopes of a new order from leading customer Emirates for the slow-selling A380 were thwarted on Sunday when the airline unveiled a surprise order for 40 Boeing 787-10 jets worth $15.1 billion at list prices, but no European contract.

Watch: An aircraft built completely in the UAE. Hamdan Al Skeili, an engineer at Calidus tells us about the B-250.

Emirates Flight Training Academy 

Thuraya participates in Dubai Airshow 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company is showcasing its space-based communication equipment as well as taking part in a panel discussion at Dubai Airshow.

For this year's event, Thuraya and smp aviation are highlighting their recently released airborne satellite communication platform, Thuraya Aero. 

Thuraya Aero is an in-flight communication system that enables broadband internet access, voice calls, text messaging, and high-speed data applications like video conferencing and aerial surveillance on board small- to medium sized planes, as well as fixed- and rotary wing aircrafts. The service is developed by Thuraya in collaboration with the Aero Group, an international consortium of well-known aerospace solution suppliers

Mubadala, Honeywell sign MoU 

Mubadala Investment Company, Mubadala, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Honeywell International to introduce a suite of products and services to the Middle East, relating to the manufacturing, development and maintenance, repair and overhaul of aerospace products across the region. 

The MoU was signed by Badr Al Olama, Director of Aerospace at Mubadala, and Randy Anderson, President, Aerospace, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India at Honeywell, on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2017, in the presence of senior management from both entities.