130 aircraft to be displayed at Dubai airshow

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Dubai Oct 9 (UNI) At least 130 aircraft will be on display at the tenth edition of Dubai Airshow, a premier regional event, in which about 50 countries and 800 exhibitors including many from India, will take part, organisers said.

The show to be held from November 11 to 15 will draw upto 40,000 trade visitors and highlight aerobatics and two dozen flight demonstrations.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise-- the government-backed aero-space giant-- will make its maiden appearance at the Air Expo, and will reflect key areas in aviation from military aircraft, commercial carriers and aerospace firms, the Fairs and Exhibitions, the organisers of the event said.

Alison Weiler, aerospace director at Fairs and Exhibitions, said the show has a more than 10 per cent growth in exhibitors since the 2005 event, which featured 726 exhibitors from 46 countries and 15 national pavilions.

The event will showcase a new and expanded form of the US defence ministry along with others as well as a large delegation of Russian aviation firms.

Russia's International Association of Space Activities will participate for the first time, while a flight demonstration by Mig 29 is also scheduled. The show will also feature 'Sukhoi'.


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