The future of aerospace at Dubai Airshow


Dubai Airshow, the world’s leading event for the aerospace, space and defence industries has kicked off today at Dubai World Central.

The event is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Under the theme ‘The Future of the Aerospace Industry’, the event will see participants from 148 countries, over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 300 international speakers.

It brings together experts to foster collaboration, advance technology, delve into the latest trends and push the boundaries of sustainable innovation for the future.

Manufacturers can demonstrate their aircraft abilities to the global aviation, aerospace, space and defence sectors and aims to set a new benchmark, showcasing more than 180 commercial aircrafts.



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Included in the line-up will be a series of Airbus aircrafts, Embraer’s latest E195-E2 with a new livery, the Tech Eagle, Riyadh Air’s second livery and Boeing will provide a flying demonstration of its highly anticipated 777-9.

While the aircraft with the new livery wasn’t physically present at the Dubai Airshow, Riyadh Air CEO Tony Douglas unveiled it virtually.

“It’s a brand that has an obsessional attention to detail with guest experience. It’s a brand that is a true digital native because we have no legacy. And it’s a brand that stands for commercial aviation, environmental sustainability. These are the two of the pillars of that brand today.”

The show also launched ‘Make it in the Emirates’ campaign, a dedicated platform for international companies to explore the advantages of manufacturing in the UAE.

Through a series of strategic CXO meetings, the new initiative will facilitate interactions between international entities and UAE manufacturers, offering advice and guidance on establishing a manufacturing presence in the country.

The campaign represents an open invitation to industrialists, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Driven by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, businesses will have the opportunity to engage with the industry and uncover the value proposition and benefits of manufacturing in the country.

The event also included NextGen Leaders programme and the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ campaign with the aim of driving transformative change across the aerospace and defence industries.

The comprehensive programme offers a range of content sessions, creating opportunities for highly skilled students, graduates and young professionals to embark on or advance their careers in aerospace.

H.E. Ibrahim Al Qasim, Deputy Director General of the UAE Space Agency, said: “NextGen is a powerful platform for preparing the future leaders of the aviation industry and for opening up new opportunities for talented students from UAE-based universities to develop careers in the aerospace sector. It’s an important initiative and we support it wholeheartedly.”