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.


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.


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


Inside the exhibit hall at the Dubai Airshow.


Clowning around at one of the exhibits.


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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