in Aerospace / Defence / Events

Dubai Airshow: UK aerospace receives a boost

Posted 17 November 2017 · Add Comment

Aerospace manufacturers have enjoyed a strong week of orders for new aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2017, promising a multi-billion pound boost to UK industry.

Above: The Rolls-Royce stand at the Dubai Airshow 2017.
Courtesy Rolls-Royce

The week saw orders, commitments and agreements for 746 aircraft announced by international manufacturers, with a global value of £63 billion.

The UK’s aerospace sector will be one of the biggest beneficiaries, with orders announced this week by Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing reaching an estimated £9 billion value to UK industry.

Major announcements at this week’s Dubai Airshow included:

•    Airbus’s largest single commercial announcement ever, a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Indigo Partners for 430 A320neo aircraft, worth $49.5bn

•    Flydubai signing a commitment for 175 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and purchase rights for an additional 50, worth $27bn at list prices.

•    Bombardier’s letter of intent with EgyptAir for up to 24 CS300 aircraft, worth a potential $2.2bn at list prices.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “Aircraft order books have received a welcome boost this week and UK companies will play a major role in delivering these orders in the years ahead.

“We are seeing there is sustained high global demand for new aircraft, as new routes are opened and more passengers take to the skies around the world.

“This week’s announcements at the Dubai Airshow are another vote of confidence in the global aerospace industry and in our world-leading industry here in the UK.”

The Dubai Airshow ran from 12 to 16 November, with the UK Pavilion, coordinated by ADS, seeing 13 UK companies exhibiting, including Cobham, Martin-Baker and QinetiQ.


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Doncaster Sheffield Airport reveals new Vision and Masterplan

The award-winning Doncaster Sheffield Airport have launched their ambitious Vision and Masterplan outlining the expected growth over the next 20 years.

Gresham introduces 500W DC:DC converter for vehicle comms and security

Gresham Power Electronics has introduced a 500W DC:DC converter for military and non-tactical vehicle mounted communications and security systems.

Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new testbed facility

Rolls-Royce today welcomed Business Secretary, Greg Clark to Derby to celebrate the start of work on its new testbed facility.

Aviation Skills Partnership Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Aviation Skills Awards which recognise and reward those who are doing exceptional work in aviation and training.

Cranfield to lead on MK:U

Plans for a new university – currently known as MK:U – which have been in development since late last year, took a big step forward today, with the announcement that Milton Keynes Council has chosen Cranfield University as the lead higher

G&P to debut at Farnborough International Airshow

Quality management experts G&P are exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow for the first time with the support of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI FAVWSBT1402060618SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518SMI FAVSABT2411120418Aviation Africa BT18418FIL18 BT111017220718