Dubai wrap

Hello from Dubai, where I’ve spent the past week at the Dubai Airshow. This region is a very important customer base for Boeing’s widebody airplanes, with major airlines like Emirates (our largest 777/777X customer), Etihad and Qatar. flydubai also plays prominently in the single aisle market.

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A flydubai 737 and the 25th 787 for Qatar were on display in Dubai.

Middle East airlines account for about 30 percent of our twin-aisle backlog—and the region also has a huge amount of potential for growth, rivaling the Asia market in terms of opportunity for widebody airplanes. We’re forecasting a demand for more than 3,100 new airplanes in the Middle East over the next 20 years, valued at $730 billion.

I wanted to share some of the photos from my time in Dubai. It was quite an experience, especially a concert from singer Katy Perry.

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This is probably as close as I’ll ever get to the stage at a Katy Perry concert.

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Inside the exhibit hall at the Dubai Airshow.

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Clowning around at one of the exhibits.

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Our friends from FedEx were in Dubai. We appreciate their recent order of 50 767 Freighters.

Comments (3)

Greg (San Jose, CA):

Yeah, but the model in front of you is a 777F.

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

I love to get a ride on that flying device for the Dubai Civil Defense. I saw something just like that on Mythbusters. It looks much like those jetpacks that people talked about long ago.

Helen (Beijing):

Great pictures!

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