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|Location||Dubai World Central|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Events||Aerobatic and static displays|
The Dubai Airshow is a biennial show held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is organized by F&E Aerospace since the year 1989; it is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,in cooperation with the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces.
The Dubai Airshow has grown from 200 exhibits and 25 aircraft in 1989 to 960 exhibits and 125 aircraft in 2011 and is considered to be the fastest growing air show in the world.
The Dubai Airshow started life as Arab Air in 1986 - a small civil aviation trade show which F&E organised at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Spurred on by substantial Middle East investment in civil and military aviation the first Dubai Airshow was held in 1989 at Dubai Airport. In 1991 due to the outbreak of the Gulf War the show was moved from January to November and it had a strong military focus given events in the region. The 2001 show took place just 6 weeks after the events of September 11, 2001, and closed with record order book of US$15.6 billion. The Dubai Airshow 2003 was the fastest-selling in the event’s history, 550 companies from 36 countries participated. In 2005 the Airshow hosted the debut of the A380 in the Middle East. It arrived in full Emirates livery for its largest customer. By 2009 the show is now hosting 890 exhibitors from 47 countries.
2013 marked the highest statistics for Dubai Airshow with 60,692 trade attendees from around the world, 1,046 exhibitors from 50 countries, 1,735 international and regional media and $206.1 billion total order book, helping push Dow Jones past historic 16,000-level.
The Dubai Airshow holds the record for the largest ever order book taken at an Airshow. In 2007 the total value of deals announced at the show reached $155 billion. In 2011 the order book total was $63.3 billion.
In 2013, the order book exceeded US$200 billion with an exact figure of $206.1 billion – bulging with aircraft, parts and MRO deals, in a show that reflected the growing importance of the MENASA region as the world’s aviation hub.
The flying display demonstrates the technical capabilities of exhibiting companies aircraft. These have included the Airbus A380, F-16, F/A-18, Eurofighter Typhoon along with aerobatic displays by international teams including Patrouille de France, Red Arrows from UK and Al Fursan from UAE.
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