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Dubai Airshow 2021 sees billions of dollars worth of deals 

Held from 14 to 18 November, Dubai Airshow 2021 welcomed 1,200 exhibitors with 371 new companies 

Dubai Airshow 2021, the biggest aviation event held since the Covid-19 pandemic, closed on Thursday with more than AED286.5 billion ($78 billion) worth of commercial and defence contracts signed during the show.

This year, the total value of signed contracts surpassed the previous pre-pandemic edition of the airshow held in 2019 by more than AED100 billion.

Held at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, Dubai Airshow 2021 attracted 1,200 exhibitors with 371 new companies attending. The event hosted participants from 148 countries, 13 of them for the first time, solidifying its status on the global aviation industry calendar.

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In terms of transactions, Airbus came out on top with 408 aircraft orders. Indigo Partners portfolio airlines placed a firm order for 255 Airbus A321neo Family aircraft on the opening day of the show valued at AED121 billion ($33 billion). This is the largest order ever placed at the five-day airshow.

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing also signed several deals during the airshow, including a AED33 billion deal with India’s Akasa Air. It also signed an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo for two freighters, Air Tanzania for four aircraft as well as defence deals with UAE companies.

For more information visit www.dubaiairshow.aero

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