Six-billion-dollar talks launched at Dubai air show
Aircraft industry executives have launched talks with potential customers at the Dubai air show that could lead to up to six billion dollars in contracts, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said Thursday, November 8.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Said Al-Maktoum, director general of the Dubai civil aviation department, said the talks covered military and civilian equipment, according to a statement released at the end of the five-day air show.
The vice-president of Russia's Sukhoi design bureau, Alexander Klementiev, told reporters Tuesday that his firm was in talks with many Middle Eastern countries to sell its Su-30 combat aircraft, but he gave no other details.
Deals worth $16 billion were announced at the seventh edition of the air show held in the north of the UAE, including a $15-billion aircraft order by Dubai's Emirates airlines to Airbus and Boeing.
Dubai international airport also announced on Sunday additional expansion plans at the cost of $1.1 billion to accommodate the new A380 super-jumbos that are part of Emirates' latest deal with Airbus. — (AFP, Dubai)
© Agence France Presse 2001
© 2001 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)