Dubai Air Show

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At Dubai Airshow, Boeing Scores Huge $130B Payday

Its 777X appears to be big winner, with at least 225 orders

(Newser) - Boeing Co.'s planned 777X long-haul airliner grabbed the bulk of orders today at the first day of the Dubai Airshow, with at least 225 planes on the books in an eye-popping display of the spending power and aggressive expansion efforts of Gulf carriers. In total, Boeing says that... More »

Emirates Airline Places Record Boeing Order

50 Boeing 777s would be priciest deal ever

(Newser) - Dubai's fast-growing airline, Emirates, kicked off the region's biggest airshow today with an order for 50 Boeing 777s, which the US-based aircraft maker described as its biggest single order in dollar terms in history. The list price for the deal is $18 billion, but airlines typically negotiate discounts... More »

Pimp My Airbus A380

Billionaire Saudi prince plans to transform world's largest jet into flying palace

(Newser) - A billionaire Saudi prince plans to convert one of the world's largest passenger planes into a flying palace. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the first purchaser of the luxury version of the double-decker Airbus A380, price tag $320 million-plus. And that's before he tricks it out with amenities that may... More »

Airbus Soars Ahead of Boeing

Manufacturer lands $50B in jumbos at Dubai Air Show compared with Boeing's $9.3B

(Newser) - Boeing execs are picking up the pieces after losing a head-to-head sales battle with rival Airbus in the first 2 days of the 5-day Dubai Air Show. Airbus racked up more than $50 billion in orders for its jumbo A380 and A350 aircraft yesterday and today, reports MarketWatch, while its... More »

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