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Dubai Air Show 2011 began on yesterday, the 13th November, 2011. Here’s a recap of what happened in Day 1 of the Mid East’s most prestigious air show.
- Show Stealer : Emirates orders 50 more Boeing 777-300ERs. Emirates literally stole the show yesterday by placing firm orders for 50 more Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and 20 options. Valued at $18b, this is the largest (in commercial value) order Boeing has received to-date. Emirates already has orders for 41 more 777s, while having 94 777s in its fleet as of now.
- Saudi Arabian Airlines confirmed that they will be using Rolls Royce Trent 700s for their extra A330-300s ordered in June.
- DAE Capital announced that it will be leasing nine Boeing 777 Freighters on a long term agreement to Emirates SkyCargo. The deliveries would be in the 2012-15 timeframe.
- Egypt’s PAS has ordered one Bombardier CRJ900 for delivery in Q1 2012.