Дата: 29-11-17 12:11
US FIRMS LAND USD 44 BILLION IN ORDERS FROM UAE COMPANIES AT DUBAI AIRSHOW
US companies were the big winners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow as UAE customers placed more than USD 44 billion in new orders for commercial aircraft and defense-related equipment and services.
"US companies remain the preferred supplier for UAE commercial and military aviation requirements," said Ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba.
At the Airshow, Emirates Airline placed firm orders for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft valued at USD 15.1 billion.
"The UAE's airlines rely on Boeing airplanes to meet the growing demand for air travel in the region, and between the region and Asia, Africa, Europe and North America," adds Al Otaiba.
The 787-10 aircraft will be assembled at the Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina and the 737s will be manufactured in Renton, Washington.
Emirates is also the world's largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, and was the launch customer for the 777X.
Flydubai has a total of 361 Boeing 737s on its order books, with 63 planes already having been delivered.
Including the latest agreements, UAE airlines have received or have on order more than 800 Boeing aircraft, according to Boeing data.
In the defense sector, the UAE agreed to a USD 1.6 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to upgrade the UAE Air Force's fleet of 80 F-16 fighter jets.
The UAE also announced a USD 684 million deal with Raytheon for precision-guided munitions.
"The deals between UAE customers and US companies will support American jobs and help grow the US economy," noted Al Otaiba.
Источник информации: Airport World
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