Middle East Business Aviation – MEBA 2013

11-13 December 2012
Dubai World Central Airport

This relatively young trade show has now moved into third place behind the NBAA in the USA and EBACE in Geneva as a showcase for executive jets and all their associated trimmings.

Previously hosted at the Dubai International airport this was its first showing at the new Dubai World Central (DWC); slightly south of the city and closer to the Etihad hub at Abu Dhabi. Now serving as a freight hub, DWC is finding it difficult to attract airlines and much of the infrastructure is incomplete; however, business jet fixed base operators are staking their claims as they are eased out of Dubai International by the growth of Emirates and its local subsidiary Fly Dubai.

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Paris Airshow Le Bourget 2011

20-26 June 2011

This year’s Paris show was dominated by news from Europe. Sales for Airbus but another wing strike for the A380 and gearbox issues on the A400M.

Boeings sent two new 747s on there first international outing for the public. It is reassuring to see that the famous shape lives on.

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