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UAE: Local airlines place large orders at Dubai Airshow

The Dubai Airshow, which came to an end on 21 November, attracted $54.5bn of orders, according to organisers. While there were some large deals for military aircraft, the show was dominated by commercial orders by UAE-based airlines, with European consortium Airbus easily beating The Boeing Company by value.The largest deal announced at the show was Emirates Airline’s purchase of 50 widebody Airbus A350 aircraft worth an estimated $16bn.

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