New Aircraft Announced for Dubai Airshow Static Display
When the Dubai Airshow 2015 takes place from 8-12 November, attendees will be treated to a static display of over 160 aircraft hailing from all sectors of the aerospace industry. The purpose-built static park display will feature aircraft including commercial and business jets, plus helicopters, military aircraft and unmanned vehicles.
Regional airlines will be making their mark on the show; the A350-900 will be on display from Qatar Airlines, while both Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways will be presenting their world famous A380s. In addition, flydubai will be bringing a 737-800. Still on the commercial side, manufacturers Airbus will be displaying an A350-900, the shortest fuselage version in Airbus’ new A350 XWB all-new family of mid-sized widebody airliners. It accommodates 280 passengers in a typical three-class cabin, with a flight range of 8,200 nautical miles.
The defence industry typically represents half of the displays at the Dubai Airshow, and this year’s static park is no exception. Attendees will be able to get close up viewings of a Boeing Defense Chinook, a French Air Force Rafale and an Iomax USA Border Protection Aircraft, among others. There will also be a selection of UAVs including several variations of Adcom’s Yabhon series unmanned aircraft, including the Yabhon-GRN advanced new generation high performance aerial target for air-to-air or ground-to-air missile systems.
Among those on display are a large number of business aircraft, including a Bombardier Global 6000, a Dassault Falcon 9000X and an Embraer Legacy 650. The Embraer Legacy 650 has a stated maximum range of 3900 nautical miles, top speed of Mach 0.80 and can seat up to 14 passengers. Gulfstream's offering will feature the G550, named best-in-value among business aircraft owners, and the large cabin .80 mach G450.
Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of Dubai Airshow organisers F&E Aerospace, confirmed that visitors are in for an unrivalled opportunity to view some of the best aircraft in the region. “There is an appetite for aircraft in the Middle East,” she confirmed, “We aim to help the market understand what's available. The static display allows interested parties to examine the aircraft, to study the interiors, to gain a deeper insight into the technology, and most of all, interact with company representatives.”
Other aircraft featured include the Breitling Boeing Stearman, a Safat 02 Ak1-3 Helicopter and a Sukhoi Superjet RRJ-95B. Many more aircraft are yet to be announced as the Dubai Airshow’s opening date of 8 November approaches.