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UAE:
Dubai Airshow Has Earned Its Position As Global Event, Says Local Paper
Att.Editors: The following item is from the Emirates News Agency (WAM)

ABU DHABI,Nov 14 (WAM) - A United Arab Emirates (UAE) newspaper has said that Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday with a rush of deals worth almost AED70 billion (US$19 billion), despite concerns that geopolitical concerns could have an adverse effect on global air travel.

"Even given the rise of regional tensions, the Dubai Airshow still drew in thousands of companies from around the globe," said ‘Gulf News’ in an editorial on Tuesday.

The paper continued, "Emirates, as expected for such a global event being held in its own backyard, led the purchasing with a US$15 billion (AED55 billion) order of 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, with many expecting more purchases to be announced.

"The Dubai Airshow showed it isn’t just about aeroplanes either. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday launched the ‘Future Aviation Lounge,’ a first digital smart network backed by artificial intelligence that will promote Dubai’s aviation sector, which is set to contribute 45 per cent of Dubai’s GDP by 2030.

"The introduction of an AI-backed smart network also sends the message that Dubai is aligned with goals of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, which wrapped up discussions in Dubai on Sunday. AI and other factors surrounding the Fourth Industrial Revolution were the main focus.

"Sheikh Mohammad also opened the Emirates Flight Training Academy, a purpose-built facility near Al Maktoum Airport built to train the next generation of 600 pilots. All of the growth and expansion in the region’s aviation sector is due largely to the air show’s growing roll.

"Establishing the airshow as a global event is an achievement that Dubai has every right to be proud of," concluded the Dubai-based daily. (WAM) (END/2017)

 

 
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