Dubai Air Show: Airbus Will Want To Continue Paris Success

Dubai Air Show: Airbus Will Want To Continue Paris Success
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Airbus will want to emulate the same level of success experienced at the Paris Air Show back in June on the order’s front for the Dubai Air Show. Let’s preview.

The European planemaker sold a total of 850 aircraft in Le Bourget, which added to their backlogs significantly. With recent blockbuster orders since then, there is scope for more.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Dubai Air Show: Airbus Will Want To Continue Paris Success…

Dubai Air Show: Airbus Will Want To Continue Paris Success
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Airbus does have the opportunity to continue it’s successes from the Paris Air Show and emulate it into the perspective of the Dubai Air Show.

One major area of this is based on the expectation that Riyadh Air is going to make a significant narrowbody order, which could amount to 300-400 jets.

As per a report from Reuters, the carrier is looking to make a narrowbody order amounting to 300-400 widebody jets, with it understood that around 150 of them are expected to be the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

On top of this, Emirates is weighing up whether they go for more Airbus A350-900 or -1000s in the wake of significant delays to the Boeing 777X at this present time as they wish to transform their long-haul product offering within this decade.

As The Air Current notes, we could see anywhere between 500-1,000 jets sold at the Dubai Air Show, so all eyes will be on what these orders consist of.

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So, ultimately, this is something that the European planemaker wants the biggest part of the pie on, being the Middle East market.

Of course, away from the Riyadh Air & Emirates-flydubai perspective, there could be orders up for grabs with other carriers such as flyadeal and flynas that the European planemaker will want to capitalise on.

There are already significant orders with such carriers from Airbus, but as we saw from the IndiGo 500-strong saga, that won’t stop anyone.

With a backlog of over 8,000 aircraft however, there may not be too much scope to acquire additional orders. But that being said, it’s the case of proving people wrong that the European planemaker is good at.

All eyes will be on the European planemaker to see what orders they have in their back pocket going into the Dubai Air Show, with all eyes on them to see whether they can emulate the same sales success that they achieved at the Paris Air Show.

AviationSource now has the dedicated Dubai Air Show page setup in advance of the airshow taking place a week today. Be sure to visit it by clicking here and keep it in your bookmarks!

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