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Emirates, Air Arabia to showcase latest aircraft at Dubai Airshow

Emirates will showcase its four-class configured A380 at Dubai Airshow 2021, which will run from 14th to 18th November. The aircraft on display will feature the airline’s recently introduced Premium Economy Class cabin, in addition to refreshed interiors and enhancements across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.

Always a popular draw for aviation enthusiasts and trade visitors, Emirates’ latest generation Airbus A380 will be decorated with the unique ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ livery, celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the UAE.

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said, “The Dubai Airshow has long been one of the most important events in the aviation and aerospace calendar. This year, all eyes will be on Dubai as the industry bounces back with global aviation and aerospace players reconvening in person to forge new partnerships and engage in strategic dialogue. The event will be seen as a bellwether for the industry’s pace of recovery, and a showcase for technologies that will drive its future progress. As a leading player in commercial aviation, Emirates will be setting the stage with its latest products and services on display, and engaging with its partners on various activities at the show.”

Air Arabia latest A321neo-LR: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator, will showcase its latest A321neo-LR alongside the latest innovation, technologies and cabin configuration at Dubai Airshow 2021.

The carrier also unveiled a special livery on its Airbus A320 and A321 neo-LR aircraft to commemorate the nation’s golden jubilee.

Air Arabia’s latest A321 neo-LR can accommodate 215 passengers. It is equipped with Air Arabia’s state of the art cabin interior; wireless entertainment system “SkyTime” and the seats provide extra comfort while maintaining Air Arabia’s generous seat pitch.

Dubai Airshow visitors will get to experience Air Arabia’s value driven low-cost product onboard the carrier’s Airbus A321 neo-LR aircraft.

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, commented: “As the aviation sector is gearing up for a steady recovery, we are delighted to be part of the Dubai Airshow, a platform to highlight how our industry has addressed the challenges and is on a new flightpath to renewed growth. We will focus on highlighting our new technologies, innovations and state-of-the-art solutions that aim to further enhance the customer experience.”

Air Arabia recently celebrated 18 years of successful operations that transformed the air travel industry in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To mark the milestone, Air Arabia unveiled a new uniform, which reflects the carrier’s modernity and youthfulness.

The Dubai Airshow, now in its 17th edition, is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, which connects aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry.

Meanwhile, Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to welcome over 370 new exhibitors this year, in addition to the major local and global players in aerospace, defence, and space, which have been part of the Airshow’s previous editions. New exhibitors will be joining from a wide range of countries, including Belgium, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Canada, and the Russian Federation.

ADB Safegate, Amazon Web Services, Bellwether Industries, G42, Gibson Robotics, Huawei, Intelsat, HawkEye 360, Israel Aerospace Industries, Lilium, the defence group Mac Jee (Mac Jee Industria de Defesa), Ministry of Industry and Trade Czech Republic, MTU Aero Engines, Owl Cyber Defense, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, RSA Global, Skyports, Sukhoi Company, Thommen Aircraft Equipment AG, and many more will be showcasing their new technologies, products, services, and solutions, taking part in Dubai Airshow’s static display, and nurturing new business relationships.

Commenting on their participation in Dubai Airshow for the first time this year, Kai-Tse Lin, Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Bellwether Industries, said: “For the first time, we are going to showcase not only a new testing prototype in the Middle East but also the company’s concepts, future plans, and test flight footage. Bellwether is having various exciting programmes in development or about to be initiated, we would love to partner and get engaged deeper with the industry.”

Simon Jeannot, Chairman of Mac Jee Industria de Defesa, said: “As a major exhibition for the civil and military aviation community, the Dubai Air Show is essential for an air force weapons systems specialist like Mac Jee. The Dubai Air Show is an opportunity to demonstrate unique expertise in air ordnance manufacturing. We are particularly excited to introduce DAGGER, an aerial ammunition guidance kit developed entirely in Brazil. Mac Jee is looking forward to meeting its partners in the region and exploring new opportunities. For the defence group Mac Jee Brazil, Dubai Air Show is the most important aviation show in the world.”

Boaz Levy, President & CEO of Israel Aerospace Industries, added: “IAI is Israel’s leading company in the fields of defence, aviation, aerospace, intelligence, and cyber, with combat-proven systems among the most advanced in the world. IAI will present some of the latest and most advanced defence solutions, featuring the latest technologies in military aviation, air defence and missiles systems, unmanned systems, special mission aircraft, radars, and cyber technology. The 2021 Dubai Airshow offers the opportunity to further expand and build long-lasting strategic partnerships with our neighbouring nations as well as to collaborate with additional local defence companies and industries.”


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