Minister for Defence Production visits Pakistan pavilion at Dubai Airshow

Marco Green
November 15, 2017

The 15th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow kicked off here on Sunday.

The 15th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow kicked off on Sunday and deals worth 17 billion US dollars were signed.

Aircraft performing during the Dubai Airshow 2017.

Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the show.

Boeing says the 787-10 offers 10 percent better in fuel and emissions than competitive aircraft in the sector, and some 25 percent better in fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the aircraft it is replacing.

The United Arab Emirates city is hosting airlines and plane manufacturers as they discuss the future of air travel, with billions of dollars changing hand.

The deals signed with worldwide companies include the provision of technical and administrative services, logistical support for helicopters, maintenance and logistic support services for reconnaissance aircrafts, the purchase of Black Hawk aircrafts and other deals.

Footage on social media from November 6 shows several J-10s taking off, presumably from the team's home station of Yangcung Air Force Base, near Tianjin, though Chinese media reports of the departure were datelined Urumqi, suggesting a route to Dubai through Pakistan.

A view of the Dubai Airshow 2017 that opened on Sunday. The five-day event, which is open for trade visitors only, will be the biggest in terms of the number of exhibitors, visitors and aircraft displays.

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